Toward understanding the brain:

To give an inspiration to design a very new "artificial intelligence," we are investigating human brain with the implementation level, in which we are going to understand how we implement information processing system in our brain. If we understand the brain with this level, we can provide a very basic and common concept to design an "artificial brain" to achieve an artificial general intelligence. Especially, we are focusing on the neural oscillations as a strong candidate to explain the underlying mechanism to achieve dynamic interaction (i.e., communication) among cortices in the brain, and also among humans. For this purpose, we are measuring human electrophysiology (EEG), functional brain imaging (fMRI), and simultaneous recording of two human brains (hyperscanning EEG). We are also developing new tools to analyze brain data. We are a leading laboratory for simultaneous fMRI-EEG in the world. fMRI is a most fascinating tool to investigate the human brain with high spatial precision, but it lacks temporal precision. To overcome its limitation, we are developing tools to combine the fMRI and EEG to get high spatial and temporal precision. In addition, we are using manipulative approaches on human brain (e.g., TMS etc.) by combing with the brain imaging methods.

What's New

・ Full renewal of Admission Info page (2017/10/13)
Lab Members page was updated (2017/10/2)
Our new paper on speech perception was published in PLoS ONE (2017/8/17)
Our new paper on fMRI study with schizophrenia was published in EBioMedicine (2016/9/15)
・ Add links to useful information for international students (2016/8/22)
Our new paper on the ventriloquism effect was published in NeuroReport (2016/5/28)
・ Lab name has been renewed to "Cognitive Communication Lab." (2016/4/1)

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