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Neurophysiological investigation of mechanisms of cognitive memory network in the cerebral cortex of macaques

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Cognitive memory is based on the integrity of the widely distributed network in the brain, and the cognitive memory system provides a flexible basis for mental operations in primates. In this study, we develop novel electrophysiological approaches to examine the network functioning. We aim to reveal the mechanism by which memory neurons (e.g., pair-coding neurons and pair-recall neurons) emerge from the network of temporal and frontal association cortices and are orchestrated for cognitive function by simultaneous recording of multiple single neurons combined with coherence and Granger causality analyses.

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Professor, The University of Tokyo
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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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