31 Oct 2019
What are OIST reserarchers doing? Coming up with the future! What will you do?
Type: Video
30 Oct 2019
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread condition with complex underlying causes. A stimulant drug called methylphenidate is a common ADHD treatment that impacts the brain’s...
Type: News Article
30 Oct 2019
Professor Jeff Wickens and technician Kavinda Liyanagama study data from experiments looking at dopamine release in rat brains.
Type: Photo
21 Oct 2019
Cognitive scientists are modeling the innerworkings of the human brain using computer simulations, but many current models tend to be inaccurate. Researchers in the...
Type: News Article
21 Oct 2019
Scientists in the Cognitive Neurorobotics Research Unit used robots to mimic how our brains make predictions based on our real-world encounters.
Type: Photo
18 Oct 2019
Despite their important ecological role as decomposers, termites are often overlooked in research. Evolutionary biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST...
Type: Press release
16 Oct 2019
A catalyst’s utility is influenced by its surface charge and how that charge is transferred. Until recently, studying charge transfer has relied on complex imaging techniques that are both expensive...
Type: News Article
16 Oct 2019
The ruthenium nanocluster (Ru) is attached to a support structure and heated to 200oc. Over time, the metal reacts with oxygen in the air, forming ruthenium oxide (RuOx). This reaction is detected by...
Type: Photo
11 Oct 2019
Brains are a mazy network of overlapping circuits — some pathways encourage activity while others suppress it. While earlier studies focused more on excitatory circuits, inhibitory circuits are now...
Type: News Article
8 Oct 2019
The new phylogeny correctly places the Sphaerotermitinae as a sister of the Macrotermitinae, within the Termitidae family. Both subfamilies display the rare behavior of building combs within their...
Type: Photo
8 Oct 2019
Treating wastewater is an arduous process relying on complex sewage systems and treatment plants. While this is easier in developed areas with the requisite infrastructure, providing such services in...
Type: News Article
7 Oct 2019
An excitatory circuit, µ, comprises a pattern of neurons that are firing (1) or not (0). Local and global inhibitory circuits acted on the excitatory circuit, allowing the circuit to remember a...
Type: Photo
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