RIKEN BRAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE (RIKEN BSI)

Brain Science Training Program
starting in September, 2010

Schedule
Date   Title Lecturer

I. Cellular and Development

September 8, 2014 1 Neurogenesis and neural differentiation Toshihiko Hosoya
September 22, 2014 2 Cellular and Development Yukiko Goda
September 29, 2014 3 Pattern Formation Tomomi Shimogori
October 6, 2014 4 Neural Circuit Formation Hiroyuki Kamiguchi/PDFA
October 20, 2014 5 Olfaction and Taste Yoshihiro Yoshihara
November 10, 2014 6 Genetics and genetic technology Shigeyoshi Itohara

II. Technology

December 1, 2014 7 Electrophysiology and techniques Manabu Tanifuji
December 8, 2014 8 Learning and memory I Thomas McHugh 
December 15, 2014 9 Statistical analysis of behaviors I Hideaki Shimazaki/Shigeyoshi Fujisawa
December 22, 2014 10 Statistical analysis of behaviors II Hideaki Shimazaki/Shigeyoshi Fujisawa

III. Systems and Behaviors

January 5, 2015 11 Student Presentation #1(for 1-8 lectures)
January 19, 2015 12 Cerebellum Thomas Launey
January 26, 2015 13 Computational Models of decision Making Tomoki Fukai
February 2, 2015 14 Critical Period and Plasticity Tadaharu Tsumoto
February 9, 2015 15 Theoretical Models Taro Toyoizumi
February16, 2015 16 Midterm exam (for 1-15 lectures)
February 23, 2015 17 Basal ganglia Masaki Isoda/Kevin McCairn
March 2, 2015 18 Neural Regeneration Hideyuki Okano
March 9, 2015 19 Learning and memory II Yasunori Hayashi
March 16, 2015 20 Neurobiology of Vision Andrea Benucci

IV. Learning and Memory

March 23, 2015 21 Cognition and executive function Keiji Tanaka
March 30, 2015 22 Vision and audition Manabu Tanifuji
April6, 2015 23 Student Presentation #2 (for 12-20 lectures)
April 13, 2015 24 Information theory Hiroyuki Nakahara
April 20, 2015 25 Drosophila Hokto Kazama
Memory Shigeyoshi Fujisawa

V. Emotion and Social Behaviors

April 27, 2015 26 Parent and infant relationship Kumi Kuroda
May 11, 2015 27 Emotion Joshua Johansen/Hitoshi Okamoto
May 18, 2015 28 Social Behavior Norihiro Sadato/Naotaka Fujii

VI. Diseases

May 25, 2015 29 Schizophrenia  Takeo Yoshikawa
June 1, 2015 30 Alzheimer’s disease Takaomi Saido
Prion  Motomasa Tanaka
June 8, 2015 31 Neurodegenerative disease Koji Yamanaka
Mood disorder Tadafumi Kato
June 15, 2015 32 Final exam (for 17-31 lectures)
June 22, 2015 33 Student Presentation #3 (for 21-31 lectures)
June 29, 2015 34 Electrophysiology and techniques Manabu Tanifuji
July 6, 2015 35 Computational Models of decision Making Tomoki Fukai
Emotion Joshua Johansen