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Insight, foresight, and decision making: Frontiers of higher brain function research.

Date July 19, 2017 13:00-17:45
Venue 302, 3F, International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe
Sponsor Tohoku University, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS)
Organizers Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui (Tohoku University)
Masaki Isoda (National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS))
Speakers Markus Ullsperger (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg)
Keren Haroush (Harvard University)
Philippe Tobler (University of Zurich)
Leah Somerville (Harvard University)
Lauren Atlas (NIH)
Masaki Isoda (National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS))
Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui (Tohoku University)
Purpose of the symposium By using their well-developed cerebral cortex, humans and other primates comprehend the world they live in and the individuals they interact with. They select actions based on predictions of likely changes in the environment and of actions of other individuals. As a consequence, they can efficiently achieve their behavioral goals by minimizing the influences of external factors. In this symposium, speakers who investigate the neural mechanisms of adaptive decision-making from various perspectives, such as reward and punishment expectation, categorical recognition and logical thought process, self-monitoring and self-control, predictions of the behavior of other individuals, action selection based on interactions with other individuals, and growth-related maturation of behavior, will gather and provide an overview of the current state of the art.
Contact information Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui
Tel: 022-217-5052
Sponsored by Physio-Tech Co.,Ltd., Unique Medical Co.,Ltd.

Computational principles of the nervous system: from the observations of neural population activity

Date July 24, 2017
Venue Tetsumon Memorial Hall, Faculty of Medicine Experimental Research Building
Organizer Yuichi Iino (Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo)
Speakers Kenji Doya (OIST)
Ralph Greenspan (UCSD)
Takeshi Ishihara (Kyushu University)
Yuishi Iwasaki (Ibaraki University)
Tomoki Kurikawa (RIKEN)
Ruben Portugues (Max Planck Inst.)
Yuki Sugaya (University of Tokyo)
Yasuhiro Tanaka (University of Tokyo)
Yu Toyoshima (University of Tokyo)
Ichiro Tsuda (Chubu University)
Manuel Zimmer (IMP, Vienna)
Purpose of the symposium In this symposium, we will put together latest research activities in neuroscience on high-throughput observations of neural activities and those on theoretical analyses of the neural activity data. We will focus on both state-of-the-art methodologies and the resulting understanding of the dynamics of the nervous system and its relationship with the behavior. Ideas coming out from different experimental systems will be discussed, which will provide overview of the current status and future directions of the field.
Contact information Yuichi Iino
Tel: 03-5841-8293

Neuroscience of Consciousness: Beyond Neural Correlates of Consciousness

Date July 24, 2017
Venue National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
Sponsor National Institute of Radiological Sciences, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
Organizers Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya (Monash University)
Makiko Yamada (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology)
Speakers Ryota Kanai (Araya)
Shinsuke Shimojo (California Institute of Technology)
Hakwa Lau(UCLA)
Masafumi Oizumi (Araya)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya (Monash University)
Makiko Yamada (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology)
Shigeru Taguchi (Hokkaido University)
Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
Purpose of the symposium Historically, “consciousness” has been the major interest in the fields of philosophy and psychology. However, since the proposal of “Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC)” by Crick & Koch, consciousness has become the scientific target in neuroscience. In this symposium, consciousness researchers from not just neuroscience but also philosophy, physics, robotics, and artificial intelligence get together and discuss the current establishments in the science of consciousness and the future direction beyond NCC.
Contact information Makiko Yamada
Tel: 043-206-3251
Sponsored Group of Quantum and Cellular Systems Biology, QST Advanced Study Laboratory, National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology
Memo This is an open discussion symposium.

Toyohashi-probe workshop

Date July 22, 2017
Venue Plena Makuhari, Dai Kaigi Shitsu
Sponsor Toyohashi Probe (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech)
Organizer Kowa Koida (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech)
Speakers Takeshi Kawano (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech)
Hirohito Sawahata (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech)
Purpose of the symposium

Toyohashi probe is a world thinnest research electrode for neuroscience,and is develepped in Toyohashi Univ. of Tech. We will show you some demonstration of the electrodes, indcluding how to handle nand manipulate by using conventional minipulators.Please visit our web site:
Contact information Kowa Koida

12th International Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry Regional ISBS Conference (Asia)

Date July 24 - 25, 2017
Venue Tokyo City University Yokohama Campus
Sponsor International Stress and Behavior Society Asia Regional Conference
Organizers Allan Kalueff (Professor, Guangdong Ocean University)
Shun Nakamura (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Univ. of Agri. & Tech.)
Speakers Mitsuhiro Yoshioka (Hokkaido Universtiy)
Hideo Yamanouchi (Saitama Medical Univ.)
Akemi Tomoda (University of Fukui)
Masanori Shukuya (Tokyo City Universtiy)
Mamiko Koshiba (Yamaguchi University)
Allan Kalueff (Guangdong Ocean Univ.)
Elliot Beaton (Univ. of Neworleans)
Victor Klimenko (Institute of Experimental Medicine)
Cai Song (Dalhousie University)
Purpose of the symposium

ISBS is the international society of experts working with a wide range of topics in the field of translational neuroscience, neurobehavioral sciences, biopsychology and biopsychiatry, with a particular focus on stress, stress-related neurobehavioral phenotypes, their neural, molecular and genetic mechanisms, as well as stress-evoked neuropsychiatric disorders. The symposium will exchange and share the developing knowledgebase of the molecular and genetic link between biological psychiatry, behavior/neurobiology, and particularly stress caused by natural and social disasters, abuse, and the related stress-evoked neuropsychiatric disorders in general.

Contact information Shun Nakamura
Tel: 042-388-7251



Call for Proposals for Satellite Symposia

Proposals for satellite symposia at Neuroscience2017 are now invited.
Proposals approved as official satellite symposia will receive the following publicity from the Meeting.

  • Publication in the Meeting Program (Free)
  • Publication on the Meeting Website (including possible links to satellite Websites) (Free)
  • Banner advertisement on the Meeting Website (Charged option: JPY 108,000 included tax)
  • Publication in Neuroscience2017 E-Newsletter (E-mail magazine)

Organizations wishing to hold satellite symposia are requested to download the application form and send it to the Neuroscience2017 Secretariat at


Required information

  1. Theme (Symposium title)
  2. Date and time
  3. Venue or expected number of attendees (only for those wishing to use rooms of Makuhari Messe)
  4. Host Organization
  5. Organizer (s) (name (s), affiliation (s) and contact information)
  6. Speakers (names and affiliations)
  7. Banner advertisement on the Meeting Website (Charged Option)
  8. Registration fees, registration method and maximum number of attendees
  9. Purpose of the Symposium
  10. Special comments including names of co-host or sponsor if applicable

Satellite Symposia
Application Form



  • The Executive Committee will take the venue, scale, and other factors given in the application into consideration for the confirmation of official satellite seminars when responding to applications.
    Please be aware that it may not be possible to meet all the requests of a particular application in some cases.
  • The organizers must include a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society.
  • The Meeting has the status of co-host, and will not be involved with the running of the symposia.
  • Please ensure that symposia do not overlap with the main program for the Meeting
  • (including events such as receptions).
  • In principle, organizers of satellite symposia are responsible for paying venue fees and management costs themselves.


The organizers have reserved some rooms (not the entire premises) of Makuhari Messe on the day before the Meeting (July 19, 2017) for setup preparations. It may be possible to use Makuhari Messe for satellite symposia on this day, depending on time and venue.
Symposium organizers who wish to do this should consult the Neuroscience2017 Secretariat.


Contact: Neuroscience2017 Secretariat

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