Architecture of functional neural circuits in the cerebral cortex

Research Project Outline

The cerebral cortex is composed of several tens of billions of neurons and is divided into tens of areas. Each area is further divided into many smaller modules, i.e., functional neural circuits. In this project, we will investigate the structure and function of unitary functional circuits in the cerebral cortex, using in vivo two-photon calcium imaging with single-cell resolution. We will explore how the unitary circuits develop and work, and elucidate the basic architecture of functional neural circuits in the cerebral cortex.

Research Director
Professor, Kyushu University
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Elucidation of the Principles of Formation and Function of the Brain Neural Network and Creation of Control Technologies
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