Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS)

Yasushi  Miyashita(Ph.D.)
Yasushi Miyashita

Understanding and overcoming neuropsychiatric disorders is a goal for all societies, especially those with aging populations.

The brain is the essence of our minds that makes us human while the brain also serves as a control center for maintaining a healthy body. As Japan’s premier research center for brain science, CBS takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematical sciences, and psychology, to advance basic research on the functions of the brain and the mind—from the levels of single-cells and whole bodies all the way to societal systems—and develop innovative technologies in the process.

Our research also aims to find solutions to the problems that confront contemporary society, as we grapple with the psychological ramifications of our own inventions such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, and as we seek to conquer diseases such as depression and dementia.



  • Biomedical Neural Dynamics Collaboration Laboratory
    Hirofumi Nakatomi(M.D., Ph.D.)
  • Integrative Computational Brain Science Collaboration Division
    Keiji Tanaka(Ph.D.)
    • Mathematical Informatics Collaboration Unit
      Fumiyasu Komaki(Ph.D.)
    • Data-driven Brain Science Collaboration Unit
      Keiji Tanaka(Ph.D.)
  • Brain Medical Science Division
    Shigeo Okabe(M.D., Ph.D.)