Culturing the Connectome
Quantum Researchers Descend on OIST
Quantum@OIST, which took place from May 7-10, was a little different from the usual research workshop. The seminar was organized by new faculty members Thomas Busch, Síle Nic Chormaic, and Nic Shannon as a way of introducing their group members to OIST, and OIST to the new units.
Predicting the Future: “Striosome” Neurons in the Basal Ganglia Play a Key Role in Learning
Researchers at OIST have successfully isolated and recorded the activity of a subset of neurons in the striatum in the brain, shedding light on one mechanism underlying learning and decision making in animals.