PILAF stands for PI / AF (L in between means lunch as well). This weekly seminar series features IRCN Principal Investigators (PIs) and Affiliated Faculty (AFs). The purpose is community building among IRCN researchers and staff by learning about current IRCN research.

Date: Mostly every Wednesday 11:00-11:45
Venue: IRCN Learning Center 3F, Faculty of Medicine 1st Building, School of Medicine, Hongo Campus



PILAF 14: February 12, 2020
Kenzo Hirose
“Supramolecular organization underlying presynaptic function””



PILAF 13: January 22, 2020
Masako Okamoto
“The neural bases of olfactory perception:background and research plans”



PILAF 12: January 15, 2020
Shinsuke Koike
“The challenge for clinical application of brain imaging to clinical psychiatry: Data-driven and hypothesis-driven approaches”



PILAF 11: December 20, 2019
Takao Hensch
“How critical periods of brain development arise”



PILAF 10: December 13, 2019
Hideki Nakayama
“Toward biologically-plausible architectures of artificial neural networks for visual recognition”



PILAF 9: December 6, 2019
Gentaro Taga
“Early human development of brain and behavior”



PILAF 8: November 27, 2019
Masanori Matsuzaki
“Toward marmoset neurophysiology”



PILAF 7: November 20, 2019
Yasuo Kuniyoshi
“Simulating embodied fetal brain development, ASD risk with preterm birth, and effect of learning on information integration”



PILAF 6: November 6, 2019
Shigeo Okabe
“Mechanism of synapse formation and remodeling”



PILAF 5: October 23, 2019
Hiroshi Imai
“Introduction to IBM Q quantum computers”



PILAF 4: October 16, 2019
Kenji Morita
“Neurocomputational mechanisms of reinforcement learning and motivation”



PILAF 3: October 9, 2019
Zenas C. Chao
“Searching for Predictive-Coding Signals in Primate Brain”



PILAF 2: September 25, 2019
Nobuaki Minematsu
“Speech technology and its contribution to facilitating and understanding acquisition of L2 and L1”


PILAF 1: September 11, 2019
Haruhiko Bito
“Multiplex imaging of neural activity and signaling dynamics”