1 Jun 2018
Just a little longer. It’s a common experience: hanging on in the hopes that our patience will pay off in the end. From waiting from a restaurant seat to queuing at a theme park, we’re all able to...
Type: Press release
10 May 2018
Changing our behavior based on unexpected cues from our environment is an essential part of survival.  The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the...
Type: News Article
8 Feb 2018
To understand Izumi Fukunaga’s work, it helps to appreciate a glass of red wine with cheese. Imagine the way a certain vintage is offset by a blue cheese versus a camembert, for instance. This, more...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2017
While the mechanism of transmission of information at the contact point between two neurons – the famous synapse – has been thoroughly studied, the transportation of this information within the...
Type: News Article
3 Jun 2017
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurological illness that affects approximately 10 million people worldwide. It is marked by a progressive decline in physical function, the most iconic being...
Type: Press release
11 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Brain Mechanisms for Behaviour Unit have found a surprise upon mapping the precise connectivity inside a brain...
Type: News Article
19 Dec 2014
Behind all motor, sensory and memory functions, calcium ions are in the brain, making those functions possible. Yet neuroscientists do not entirely understand how fast calcium ions reach their...
Type: Press release
25 Sep 2014
OIST Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto is receiving the Tomizo Yoshida Award from The Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) for “outstanding achievement in the...
Type: News Article
31 Jan 2014
The first OIST Café in Okinawa kicked off on Friday, January 24, featuring a lecture on English academic presentations by OIST English Teacher, Kevin Hunt, and a talk on science careers by Dr....
Type: News Article
17 May 2013
In order to carry out the complex physical and mental functions required in daily life, the many neural circuits that allow communication between different parts of the brain must be properly...
Type: News Article
10 May 2013
In a recent paper published in Current Biology, Professor Ichiro Maruyama, head of the...
Type: News Article
2 May 2013
As a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen in the UK, Gordon Arbuthnott came across a paper by a group in Sweden that introduced him the world of the dopamine, a neurotransmitter commonly dubbed...
Type: News Article
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