Acts that we take for granted, as seeing things, discerning voices, remembering things, reaching for things, are results of advanced information processing that our brain produces. The brain is a huge network of a hundred billion of nerve cells, complexly connected to each other by thousands of links. Each of the nerve cells can only do very simple operations by themselves. Nevertheless, due to their mutual communication within the network, they achieve efficient information processing, so robust, high-precision and flexible that no existing computer can imitate them. As fluctuation, probability, nonlinearity, plasticity seem to play important roles in there, the elucidation of the mechanisms is expected to disclose a completely new information science that connects information engineering to biology. By elucidating and applying the "informational mechanism of life and brain ", I conduct researches to generate new technologies of information processing and communication.
2003 Ph.D. (Science), University of Kyoto
2003 COE Researcher Scientific Institute, University of Tamagawa
2005 Researcher, General Research Institute for Brain Sciences, RIKEN
2008 Science Special Researcher, RIKEN
2009 Advanced Researcher (concurrent post), Japan Science and Technology Agency
2010 Team deputy leader, General Research Institute for Brain Sciences, RIKEN
2012 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Osaka University
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