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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Spring 2014

What's RIKEN BSI Seminar Series

Research seminars are an important vehicle through which researchers can stay abreast of the most cutting-edge developments in various fields of brain research. BSI Seminar Series (BSS) is a “flagship” seminar series at BSI. The speakers playing a leading and exciting role in their current field of research, are invited mostly from abroad. BSS is open to scientific community inside and outside of RIKEN. Thus, the BSS provides a unique opportunity for young scientists in Japan to have discussion with distinguished scientists from the world on their cutting-edge research achievements. We sincerely hope to see you in BSS.


January 24, 2014
Loren Frank, University of California, San Francisco
"Neural Substrates of Memory and Decisions"
Host: Taro Toyoizumi

Loren Frank

February 27, 2014
*This lecture has been canceled.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Carla Shatz, Stanford University
"Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer's Disease- can knowledge of one help cure the other?"
Host: Tadaharu Tsumoto

Carla Shatz

March 28, 2014
Marc Raichle, Washington University
"The Restless Brain"
Host: Kang Cheng

Marc Raichle

April 17, 2014
Rafael Yuste, Columbia University
"The Brain Activity Map: Imaging and Controlling the Activity of Entire Neural Circuits "
Host: Hajime Hirase

Rafael Yuste

May 9, 2014
David Heeger, New York University
"Normalization as a Canonical Neural Computation"
Host: Hiroyuki Nakahara

David Heeger

June 13, 2014
Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University
"Connectomics in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System"
Host: Thomas Launey

Jeff Lichtman
Access & Contact
  • Address
    2-1 Hirosawa, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN
  • Place
    1F Seminar Room, BSI Central Building (Room C102 & 103, Building #1 on Campus Map)
  • Transportation
    To Wakoshi station, take Tobu Tojo Line or Yurakucho/Fukutoshin Subway Line.

    Walk: the institute is about a 15 minute walk from the Station
    Bus: approx. 10 minutes (Bus #39 bound for Oizumigakuen, 170 yen)
    Taxi: approx. 10 minutes (approx. 710 yen)

    Once arriving at RIKEN, please enter at the West Gate and stop at the Guard Station to sign in and receive a temporary access card. Proceed to the BSI Central Building which is another 5 minute walk.
    Please be sure to return the temporary access card at the Guard Station upon your departure.
  • Contact
    Seminar Committee: Tel:048-462-1111, Ext.7514
  • Visiting BSI