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Integrating Neuroscience and Mathematics to Elucidate Mental Activities

Peer-Reviewed Publication

University of Tsukuba

Neuroscience research has identified chemicals, proteins, and hormones that can lead to a range of behavior -- from peaceful to aggressive states of mind -- and current neuroscience methodologies even identify a substance that works as a messenger in the brain responsible for financial decisions. Still missing, however, are guiding rules that govern how individual actors in the brain perform in response to the natural and social environment. Researchers from Hokkaido University and the University of Tsukuba will discuss recent discoveries related to internal and social behavior and mathematical tools that provide insight into what is happening in the brain.


  • Dr. Aki Takahashi, Lab of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, University of Tsukuba Neurobiology of Escalated Aggression in Male Mice
  • Dr. Masahiro Okamoto, Laboratory of Exercise Biochemistry, University of Tsukuba Effects of Mild Exercise on Learning and Memory
  • Dr. Taiki Takahashi, Department of Behavioral Science, Hokkaido University Neuroeconomics of Temporal, Risky, and Social Decisions
  • Dr. Yuzuru Sato, RIES/Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University Neural Field Dynamics for Glowing Brains

Moderator: Dr. Hideyuki Câteau Kato, University of Tsukuba


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