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
24 Jun 2015
Behavioral flexibility – the ability to change strategy when the rules change – is controlled by specific neurons in the brain, Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
Type: Press release
Sho Aoki
23 Jun 2015
Dr. Sho Aoki, a post-doctoral researcher in OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit.
Type: Photo
25 Jun 2014
Combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson’s Disease is research “I would never have been able to do outside of OIST,” says Professor Keshav Dani.  The Okinawa Institute of Science...
Type: News Article
25 Jun 2014
Diagram of liposome encapsulating dopamine that is tethered to a gold nanoparticle.  The liposome is then activated with the laser, which releases the dopamine.  Diagram courtesy Scientific...
Type: Photo
25 Jun 2014
OIST researchers involved in this research: (from left) Dr. Peter Hale, Prof. Keshav Dani, Dr. Takashi Nakano, Prof. Jeff Wickens, and Bala Murali Krishna Mariserla
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12 May 2014
A new paper published by OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit identifies some of the neurons responsible for behavioral decisions in rats.  Using a...
Type: News Article
12 May 2014
Wickens and his research group. In this photo taken in 2011, Dr. Luca Aquili, the first author of the paper, is seen at the far back leaning against a column.
Type: Photo
28 Jun 2012
In a university so new that it was only officially inaugurated last year, finding a program that’s already in its ninth year is rare. One such program is the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience...
Type: News Article
28 Jun 2012
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28 Mar 2012
Jeff Wickens The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) announced Monday that a team that includes...
Type: Event Report
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