Mechanism of Brain and Mind
Winter workshop 2023

Winter workshop 2023

Date: January 5 (Thur) – 7 (Sat), 2023
Venue: Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention, Hokkaido, Japan
Registration: Closed
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, we decided to make our symposium a mix of on-site and online participation. 
On-site / Online registration fee: Student Free, Non-student 2,000 JPY

Theme: Modeling brain functions and dysfunctions
Schedule: Due to Dr. Read Montague’s talk being changed to an Online talk, the workshop schedule has been changed as follows.
Day 1 Special Session
17:30- 18:00 Registration
18:00- 18:10 Opening
18:10-19:00 Terence Sanger (CHOC)
19:10-20:00 Ryota Kanai (ARAYA inc.)
Topic Session talk
20:10-21:00 Atsushi Takagi (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
21:00-23:00 Poster Session
* Go to the on-site poster presenters list.

Day 2 Topic Session
15:30-16:20 Keisuke Suzuki (Hokkaido University)
16:30-17:20 Kenta Hagihara (Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics)
17:30-18:20 Kenji Morita (The University of Tokyo)
20:00-23:00 Poster Session
* Go to the on-site poster presenters list.

Day 3 Topic Session
8:50- 9:00  Announcement of Poster presentation awards
Special Session talk (Online)
9:00- 9:50 Read Montague (Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Department of Physics Virginia Tech)
10:00-10:50 Tomoki Kurikawa (Kansai Medical University)
11:00-11:50 Takuya Isomura (RIKEN Center for Brain Science)

(As of 2023.1.5)
Japanese Neural Network Society
ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories
Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University, Neural Computation Unit
Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN), Hokkaido University

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
 Correspondence and Fusion of Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science
 Chronogenesis: How the Mind Generates Time
 Constructive understanding of multi-scale dynamism of neuropsychiatric disorders
 Hyper-adaptability for overcoming body-brain dysfunction: Integrated empirical and system theoretical approaches

 An exploration of the principle of emerging interactions in spatiotemporal diversity
 Cognitive Feelings that Mediate Between Perception and Emotion
 Mechanisms of the synaptic mechanical coupling in brain spine synapses
 Investigation of human somatosensory network systems by means of hapticsmesh and cerebro-spinal neuroimaging 
 Multiple World Predictive Coding in Cyber Society
 Manipulation and visualization and of hallucination spectrum

Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)
 Cell type census of adaptive neuronal circuits: biological mechanisms of structural and functional organization
 Deciphering and Manipulating Brain Dynamics for Emergence of Behavior Change in Multidimensional Biology
 Analysis and synthesis of deep SHITSUKAN information in the real world
 Human behavioral science for subjectification(“tojisha-ka”) by interaction-based & rule-/story-based understanding of the brain & the world
Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (B)
 Morphological features and Gene expression patterns underlying Hub Neurons
 Restructuring human sciences based on decoding of emotional information
 Large-scale recording and simulation for understanding the brain as a whole

Moonshot Goal 1
 The Realization of an Avatar-Symbiotic Society where Everyone can Perform Active Roles without Constraint
 Liberation from Biological Limitations via Physical, Cognitive and Perceptual Augmentation
Moonshot Goal 9
 Fusion of Buddhism, engineering, and brain science to enhance peace and mercy of the mind
 Development of “At-will Translator” connecting various minds based on brain and body functions
 Maximizing well-being and agency on the basis of interpersonal comparison of brain indicators
 Realization of a society where people can live a forward-looking life in the face of adversity
Innovation for “Mental Capital” by Awareness Music
 Brain science towards visualization and manipulation of the mind
 Elucidation of the mechanism of serotonin over optimism and pessimism

Research and Education Center for Brain Science, Hokkaido University
Tohoku University Brain Science Center
Center of KANSEI Innovation, Hiroshima University
International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Studies(IRCN)
Tamagawa University Brain Science Institute
Moonshot Goal 2
 Comprehensive Mathematical Understanding of the Complex Control System between Organs and Challenge for Ultra-Early Precision Medicine
Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)
 Inducing lifelong plasticity (iPlasticity) by brain rejuvenation