The Brain Club 2008 First Half

Last-modified: 2008-12-02 (火) 02:20:53

2008 First half: April-September 2008

1st(#165) :2008/4/11(Fri): Journal Club

  • Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness.
    Elizabeth W. Dunn, Lara B. Aknin, and Michael I. Norton
    Science 319, 1687-1688. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report K. Mogi
  • Chimpanzees Are Rational Maximizers in an Ultimatum Game
    Keith Jensen, Josep Call, and Michael Tomasello
    Science 318, 107-109. (2007) [Abstract]
    Report T. Sekine
  • Social Comparison Affects Reward-Related Brain Activity in the Human Ventral Striatum
    K. Fliessbach, B. Weber, P. Trautner, T. Dohmen, U. Sunde, C. E. Elger, and A. Falk
    Science 318, 1305-1308. (2007) [Abstract]
    Report T. Sekine
  • The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education, Chap. 5: the literate brain
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, and Uta Frith
    Blackwell Publishing. (2005) [Link]
    Report M. Toshima

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

2nd(#166) :2008/4/24(Thu): Journal Club

  • Knowledge of Visual Attributes in the Right Hemisphere
    Mathieu Vandenbulcke, Ronald Peeters, Katrien Fannes, and Rik Vandenberghe
    Nature Neuroscience 9, 964-970. (2006) [Abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • Preparing and Motivating Behavior Outside of Awareness
    Henk Aarts, Ruud Custers, and Hans Marien
    Science 319, 1639. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report H. Takagawa
  • Responses to Lightness Variations in Early Human Visual Cortex
    Huseyin Boyaci, Fang Fang, Scott O. Murray, and Daniel Kersten
    Current Biology 17(11), 989-993. (2007) [Abstract]
    Report Q. Zhang

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

3rd(#167) :2008/5/8(Thu): Trip Report

  • Wonderful United Kingdom
    Report F. Taya
  • The Savant Universe
    Reference: Inside the Mind of a Savant
    Darold A. Treffert and Daniel D. Christensen
    Scientific American 293(6), 108-113. (2005) [PDF]
    Report K. Mogi

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog, THE QUALIA JOURNAL

4th(#168) :2008/5/9(Fri): Joint Workshop: Communication and Decision Making

Joint Workshop collaborated with Oomori lab. and Okada lab. held at Tamagawa University.

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

5th & 6th(#169&170) :2008/5/12-13(Mon&Tue): Discussion

We discussed for the conferences, annual meetings of ASSC and/or SfN.

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog (5/13), (5/14)

7th(#171) :2008/5/14(Fri): Journal Club & Progress Report

  • Using Sentence and Picture Clues to Solve Verbal Insight Problems
    Patricia M. Schwert
    Creativity Research Journal 19(2 & 3), 293-306. (2007) [Abstract], [PDF]
    Report M. Kato
  • The Perception of Rational, Goal-Directed Action in Nonhuman Primates
    Justin N. Wood, David D. Glynn, Brenda C. Phillips, Marc D. Hauser
    Science 317, 1402-1405. (2007) [Abstract], [PDF]
    Report A. Onzo
  • Neural dynamics in human imitation revealed by ERP surface topography
    Fukushima, Hirokata; Hirai, Masahiro; Arita, Akiko; Kamewari, Kazunori; Hiraki, Kazuo
    Neuroreport 15(13), 2129-2132. (2004) [Abstract]
    Progress Report T. Sudo

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

8th(#172) :2008/5/21(Wed): Progress Report & Journal Club

  • Review: "One-shot" learning
    Progress Report T. Ishikawa
  • Neural measures reveal individual differences in controlling access to working memory
    Edward K. Vogel, Andrew W. McCollough and Maro G. Machizawa
    Nature 438, 500-503. (2005) [Abstract]
    Report F. Taya

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

9th(#173) :2008/5/26(Mon): Journal Club

  • Episodic-Like Memory in Rats: Is It Based on When or How Long Ago?
    William A. Roberts, Miranda C. Feeney, Krista MacPherson, Mark Petter,
    Neil McMillan, Evanya Musolino, and Patricia M. Schwert
    Science 320, 113-115. (2007) [Abstract]
    Report F. Tanabe
  • Winners don't punish
    Anna Dreber, David G. Rand, Drew Fudenberg, and Martin A. Nowak
    Nature 452, 348-351. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report K. Mogi
  • Compatibilism and Scepticism
    In "Free Will: A Very Short Introduction"
    Thomas Pink
    Oxford University Press. (2004) [Link]
    Report K. Mogi
  • Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain
    Chun Siong Soon, Marcel Brass, Hans-Jochen Heinze, and John-Dylan Haynes
    Nature Neuroscience 11, 543-545. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report S. Nozawa

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

10th & 11th(#174&175) :2008/6/13, 16(Fri&Mon): Progress report & Discussion

We prepared to make presentations at the upcoming conference, ASSC and discussed about ongoing projects.

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

[Conference] :June 19-22, 2008: ASSC 12

Some of us tripped to Taipei for the conference presentation at 12th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.

Related Link: ASSC 12

12th(#176) :2008/6/27(Fri): Brain Club

Christof Koch and Naotsugu Tsuchiya at Caltech visited our laboratory. Dr. Koch gave us exciting talk. Some of our lab. members also gave them presentation about intersting results of experiments and we disscussed these findings animatedly.

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

13th(#177) :2008/7/1(Tue): Joint Workshop at NCNP

Joint Workshop collaborated with Honda lab. of Department of Cortical Function Disorders held at National Institute of Neuroscience.

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

14th(#178) :2008/7/18(Fri): Journal Club

  • Capacity limit of visual short-term memory in human posterior parietal cortex
    J. Jay Todd and René Marois
    Nature 428, 751-754. (2004) [Abstract], [PDF]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • Hemispheric specialization of human inferior temporal cortex during coarse-to-fine and fine-to-coarse analysis of natural visual scenes
    Peyrin C, Schwartz S, Seghier M, Michel C, Landis T, and Vuilleumier P.
    Neuroimage 28(2), 464-73. (2005) [Abstract], [Poster]
    Report Q. Zhang

15th(#179) :2008/7/25(Fri): Journal Club

  • Measuring consciousness: relating behavioural and neurophysiological approaches
    Seth AK, Dienes Z, Cleeremans A, and Overgaard M, Pessoa L.
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences 12(8), 314-321. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report T. Yanagawa
  • Self in Time: Imagined Self-Location Influences Neural Activity Related to Mental Time Travel
    Shahar Arzy, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, and Olaf Blanke
    Journal of Neuroscience 28(25), 6502-6507. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report T. Herai

[Special Meeting] :2008/7/26(Sat): Garden Party at Ueno

We spent a summer evening in a beer garden by the Shinobazu-no-ike(Lotus Pond) at Ueno to enjoy the cool of the evening. We argued heatedly about the contemporary state of neural science, art, and philosophy....

16th(#180) :2008/8/1(Fri): Journal Club

  • Emotional Contagion Revisited: Effects of Social Comparison and Expressive Style on Mood Convergence
    Ellen S. Sullins
    Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 17(2), 166-174. (1991) [Abstract]
    Report H. Takagawa
  • The Right and the Good: Distributive Justice and Neural Encoding of Equity and Efficiency
    Ming Hsu, Cédric Anen, and Steven R. Quartz
    Science 320, 1092-1095. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report T. Sekine

17th(#181) :2008/8/8(Fri): Journal Club

  • Unconscious Masked Priming Depends on Temporal Attention
    Lionel Naccache, Elise Blandin, and Stanislas Dehaene
    Psychological Science 13(5), 416-424. (2002) [Abstract]
    Report M. Kato
  • The natural order of events: How speakers of different languages represent events nonverbally
    Susan Goldin-Meadow, Wing Chee So, Aslı Özyürek and Carolyn Mylander
    PNAS 105(27), 9163-9168. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report M. Toshima

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

18th(#182) :2008/8/29(Fri): Journal Club

  • A mechanism for impaired fear recognition after amygdala damage
    Ralph Adolphs, Frederic Gosselin, Tony W. Buchanan, Daniel Tranel, Philippe Schyns and Antonio R. Damasio
    Nature 433, 68-72. (2005) [Abstract]
    Report T. Takano (for the first time!)
  • How We See Ourselves and How We See Others
    Emily Pronin
    Science 320, 1177-1180. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report A. Onzo
  • Social diversity promotes the emergence of cooperation in public goods games
    Francisco C. Santos1, Marta D. Santos and Jorge M. Pacheco
    Nature 454, 213-216. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report K. Mogi

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

19th(#183) :2008/9/1(Mon): Journal Club

  • Volitional control of neural activity: implications for brain-computer interfaces
    Eberhard E Fetz
    Journal of Physiology 579(3), 571-579. (2007) [Abstract]
    Report S. Nozawa
  • A Hierarchy of Temporal Receptive Windows in Human Cortex
    Uri Hasson, Eunice Yang, Ignacio Vallines, David J. Heeger, and Nava Rubin
    Journal of Neuroscience 28(10), 2539-2550. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report T. Herai
  • Egalitarianism in young children
    Ernst Fehr, Helen Bernhard and Bettina Rockenbach
    Nature 454, 1079-1083. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report F. Taya

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

20th(#184) :2008/9/10(Wed): Journal Club & Progress Report

  • Graded recall success: an event-related fMRI comparison of tip of the tongue and feeling of knowing
    Anat Marila, Jon S. Simonsa, Josh J. Weavera and Daniel L. Schacter
    NeuroImage 24(4), 1130-1138. (2005) [Abstract]
    Report T. Ishikawa
  • The Critical Importance of Retrieval for Learning
    Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Henry L. Roediger, III
    Science 319, 966-968. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report F. Tanabe

T. Takano and Q. Zhang reported their ongoing results and discussed the future research.

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

21st(#185) :2008/9/12(Fri): Journal Club

  • Internal brain state regulates membrane potential synchrony in barrel cortex of behaving mice
    James F. A. Poulet and Carl C. H. Petersen
    Nature 454, 881-885. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report T. Yanagawa
  • The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in the pursuit of happiness and more specific rewards
    Kathryn A. Burke, Theresa M. Franz, Danielle N. Miller and Geoffrey Schoenbaum
    Nature 454, 340-344. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report Q. Zhang
  • Persistence of visual memory for scenes
    David Melcher
    Nature 412, 401. (2001) [Abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • Analysis of a spatial orientation memory in Drosophila
    Kirsa Neuser, Tilman Triphan, Markus Mronz, Burkhard Poeck and Roland Strauss
    Nature 453, 1244-1247. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino

Related Link: Dr. Mogi's blog

22nd(#186) :2008/9/19(Fri): Journal Club

  • Imitative Responses and Verbally Reported Emotional Contagion from Spontaneous, Unconscious to Emotionally Regulated, Conscious Information-processing Levels
    Marianne Sonnby-Borgström, Peter Jönsson and Owe Svensson
    Neuro-Psychoanalysis 10, 81-98. (2008) [Abstract]
    Report H. Takagawa

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23rd(#187) :2008/9/24(Wed): Discussion

We reported on progress and discussed research planning or results of ongoing study.

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