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RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS)

Hiroyuki Kamiguchi(M.D., Ph.D.) Acting Director: Hiroyuki Kamiguchi (M.D., Ph.D.)

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.


List of Organizations

Laboratory for Affiliative Social Behavior
Kumi Kuroda (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Cognition Circuit Dynamics
Yasushi Miyashita (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Systems Neurophysiology
Shigeyoshi Fujisawa (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Neural Cell Dynamics
Hiroyuki Kamiguchi (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Neurodiversity
Adrian Walton Moore (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Systems Molecular Ethology
Yoshihiro Yoshihara (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics
Atsushi Miyawaki (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Molecular Psychiatry
Takeo Yoshikawa (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Multi-scale Biological Psychiatry
Akiko Hayashi-Takagi (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Marmoset Neural Architecture
Hideyuki Okano (M.D., Ph.D.)
Brain Intelligence Theory Unit
Takuya Isomura (Ph.D.)
Statistical Mathematics Unit
Takeru Matsuda (Ph.D.)
Neural Circuits and Computations Unit
Louis Kang (M.D., Ph.D.)
Biomedical Neural Dynamics Collaboration Laboratory
Hirofumi Nakatomi (M.D., Ph.D.)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Collaboration Laboratory
Nobutaka Hattori (M.D., Ph.D.)
Career Development Program
Thomas John McHugh (Ph.D.)
Integrative Computational Brain Science Collaboration Division
Keiji Tanaka (Ph.D.)
Neuroinformatics Unit
Keiji Tanaka (Ph.D.)
Mathematical Informatics Collaboration Unit
Fumiyasu Komaki (Ph.D.)
Data-driven Brain Science Collaboration Unit
Keiji Tanaka (Ph.D.)
Connectome Analysis Unit
Alexander Woodward (Ph.D.)
Brain Image Analysis Unit
Henrik Skibbe (Dr. rer. nat.)
Brain Medical Science Collaboration Division
Shigeo Okabe (M.D., Ph.D.)
RIKEN CBS-Olympus Collaboration Center
Atsushi Miyawaki (M.D., Ph.D.)
RIKEN CBS-TOYOTA Collaboration Center
Yasuo Kuniyoshi (Ph.D.)
Intelligent Behavior Control Unit
Shingo Shimoda (Ph.D.)
Strategic Collaboration Unit
Yasuo Kuniyoshi (Ph.D.)
RIKEN CBS-KAO Collaboration Center
Hitoshi Okamoto (M.D., Ph.D.)

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Contact Information

Brain Science Central Bldg.
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan
Email: pr-cbs [at] ml.riken.jp