The Brain Club Archive 2009 Second Half

Last-modified: 2010-04-09 (金) 21:38:13

2009 Second half: October 2009-March 2010

[Conference] :2009/10/2(Fri): APCAP 2009 conference in Tokyo

Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy 2009 conference was held on October 1st-2nd in Tokyo.
Dr. Mogi chaired the session, "Social Construction of the Self."
And Dr. Onzo made a oral presentation in the session:

  • Face in the mirror : Facial makeup and the social construction of the self
    A. Onzo, K. Saruwatari, Y. Tanaka, S. Okazaki, A. Sasaki, and K. Mogi.

1st(#238) :2009/10/9(Fri): Discussion about SfN presentation

We discussed poster presentations for the upcoming SfN meeting.

2nd(#239) :2009/10/13(Tue): Finalizing the SfN posters

We created the posters of the Neuroscience 2009 conference in Chicago.

[Conference] :2009/10/17-21: SfN 2009 meeting in Chicago

We attended the 39th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago.

  • Interaction with others and the social self (#383.13/GG25)
    (Poster Session 383. Social Neuroscience of Morality, Empathy, and Fairness
    Mon, Oct 19, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Difference in neural representation between
    the self and the social self through facial makeup (#577.20/FF139)
    (Poster Session 577. Communication and Self: Other Distinctions
    Tue, Oct 20, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Significance of word segmentation in language comprehension (#673.9/FF7)
    (Poster Session 673. Reading, Phonology, and Language Disorders
    Tue, Oct 20, 1:00 - 5:00 PM)
  • Effect of facial makeup on people's behavior (#785.17/GG41)
    (Poster Session 785. Emotion: Humans and Non-Human Primates
    Wed, Oct 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

3rd(#240) :2009/10/23(Fri): Guest Talk

  • Yumiko Muto visited our laboratory and gave us a presentation on rhythms and entrainment.

4th(#241) :2009/10/30(Fri): Journal Club

  • Self-regulation and extended now: Controlling the self alters the subjective experience of time.
    Kathleen D. Vohs and Brandon J. Schmeichel.
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 85(2), 217-230. (2003) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report T. Herai
  • Neuronal correlates of a perceptual decision.
    Newsome WT, Britten KH, and Movshon JA.
    Nature 341, 52-54. (1989) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report K. Mogi

5th(#242) :2009/11/4(Wed): Journal Club

  • Social distance evaluation in human parietal cortex.
    Yamakawa Y, Kanai R, Matsumura M, and Naito E.
    PLoS One 4(2), e4360. (2009) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report T. Takano
  • Unsuccessful retrieval attempts enhance subsequent learning.
    Kornell N, Hays MJ, and Bjork RA.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 35(4), 989-98. (2009) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report F. Tanabe

6th(#243) :2009/11/10(Tue): Journal Club

  • Cortical Mechanisms Specific to Explicit Visual Object Recognition.
    Bar M, Tootell RB, Schacter DL, Greve DN, Fischl B, Mendola JD, Rosen BR and Dale AM.
    Neuron 29(2), 529-535. (2001) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report T. Ishikawa
  • Personal space regulation by the human amygdala.
    Kennedy DP, Glascher J, Tyszka JM and Adolphs R.
    Nature Neuroscience 12(10), 1226-1227. (2009) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report S. Nozawa
  • Out of one's mind: A study of involuntary semantic memories.
    Kvavilashvili L and Mandler G.
    Cognitive Psychology 48(1), 47-94. (2004) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report A. Onzo

7th(#244) :2009/11/17(Tue): Discussion

We animatedly discussed about ongoing study.

8th(#245) :2009/11/20(Fri): Progress Report & Journal Club

  • Dr. Sekine reported various ideas and concepts concerning future interface.
  • Adult neurogenesis modulates the hippocampus-dependent period of associative fear memory.
    Kitamura T, Saitoh Y, Takashima N, Murayama A, Niibori Y, Ageta H, Sekiguchi M, Sugiyama H, Inokuchi K.
    Cell 139(4), 814-27. (2009) [abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino

9th(#246) :2009/11/27(Fri): Guest Talk

Dr. Adrian D. Cheok and his students came all the way to CSL and gave such an exciting talk and a wonderful demonstration.

10th(#247) :2009/12/4(Fri): Journal Club

  • Psychologically induced cooling of a specific body part caused by the illusory
    ownership of an artificial counterpart.
    Moseley GL, Olthof N, Venema A, Don S, Wijers M, Gallace A, and Spence C.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(35), 13169-73. (2008) [abstract]
    Report T. Herai
  • Aero-tactile integration in speech perception.
    Gick B and Derrick D.
    Nature 462, 502-4. (2009) [abstract]
    Report K. Mogi
  • Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata
    PROP. XV, XVII & XXIX, and their Proofs, Corollaries, and Notes.
    Benedict de Spinoza
    First published in Latin (1677). English Trans. by Elwes, RHM. (2007) [Full text]
    Report K. Mogi
  • An anatomical signature for literacy.
    Carreiras M, Seghier ML, Baquero S, Estévez A, Lozano A, Devlin JT, and Price CJ.
    Nature 461, 983-6. (2009) [abstract]
    Report M. Toshima

11th(#248) :2009/12/9(Wed): Journal Club

  • Hindsight bias demonstrated in the prediction of a sporting event.
    Bonds-Raacke JM, Fryer LS, Nicks SD, and Durr RT.
    Journal of Social Psychology 141(3), 349-52. (2001) [abstract]
    Report T. Herai, et al.
  • A general mechanism for perceptual decision-making in the human brain.
    Heekeren HR, Marrett S, Bandettini PA, and Ungerleider LG.
    Nature 431, 859-62. (2004) [abstract] [Full text]
    Report F. Taya

12th(#249) :2009/12/16(Wed): Xmas Special Festival

The Brain Club Xmas Special was organized and all of us made a presentation about something important for themselves or a slide show with amusing commentary in turns. After the entertainment, we enjoyed an all-night party at a special site.

13th(#250) :2009/12/18(Fri): Journal Club

  • Reproductive skew and selection on female ornamentation in social species.
    Rubenstein DR and Lovette IJ.
    Nature 462, 786-789. (2009) [abstract]
    Report A. Onzo
  • Reproducibility Distinguishes Conscious From Nonconscious Neural Representations.
    Schurger A, Pereira F, Treisman A, and Cohen JD.
    Science 10.1126/science.1180029, Epub Nov. 12. (2009) [abstract]
    Report T. Ishikawa

14th(#251) :2009/12/25(Fri): Journal Club

  • Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study.
    Fowler JH and Christakis NA.
    BMJ 337: a2338. (2008) [abstract]
    Report T. Takano
  • Strengthening individual memories by reactivating them during sleep.
    Rudoy JD, Voss JL, Westerberg CE and Paller KA.
    Science 326, 1079. (2009) [abstract]
    Report F. Tanabe
  • The timing of the conscious intention to move.
    Matsuhashi M and Hallett M.
    European Journal of Neuroscience 28(11):2344-51. (2008) [abstract]
    Report S. Nozawa

15th(#252) :2010/1/8(Fri): Journal Club

  • A neural basis for the perception of voices in external auditory space.
    Hunter MD, Griffiths TD, Farrow TF, Zheng Y, Wilkinson ID, Hegde N, Woods W,
    Spence SA, and Woodruff PW.
    Brain 126: 161-9. (2003) [abstract]
    Report T. Sekine
  • Genes and Social Behavior
    Gene E. Robinson, Russell D. Fernald, and David F. Clayton.
    Science 322, 896-900. (2008) [abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • Minimal experience required for immediate-early gene induction in zebra finch
    Kruse AA, Stripling R, and Clayton DF.
    Neurobiol Learn Mem. 74(3), 179-84. (2000) [abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • The genomic action potential.
    Clayton DF.
    Neurobiol Learn Mem. 74(3), 185-216. (2000) [abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and the Neurogenetics of Sociality
    Zoe R. Donaldson and Larry J. Young
    Science 322, 900-904. (2008) [abstract]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • Genetic variation in the vasopressin receptor 1a gene (AVPR1A) associates with
    pair-bonding behavior in humans.
    Walum H, Westberg L, Henningsson S, Neiderhiser JM, Reiss D, Igl W, Ganiban JM,
    Spotts EL, Pedersen NL, Eriksson E, and Lichtenstein P.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(37), 14153-6. (2008) [Full text]
    Report E. Hoshino

16th(#253) :2010/1/20(Wed): Presentation Rehearsal & Journal Club

  • Tsugumi Takano made preparations for her master's thesis presentation.
  • Gravity and observer's body orientation influence the visual perception of human body postures.
    Lopez C, Bachofner C, Mercier M, Blanke O.
    Journal of Vision 9(5):1, 1-14. (2009) [abstract]
    Report T. Herai

17th(#254) :2010/1/29(Fri): Journal Club & Presentation Rehearsal

  • Bilingualism in infancy: first steps in perception and comprehension.
    Werker JF and Byers-Heinlein K.
    Trends in Cognitive Science 12(4), 144-151. (2008) [abstract]
    Report M. Toshima
  • Indirect punishment and generosity toward strangers.
    Ule A, Schram A, Riedl A and Cason TN.
    Science 326, 1701-1704. (2009) [abstract]
    Report K. Mogi
  • Tsugumi Takano explained her study with slide-show in the form of master's dissertation presentation. The rest of us provided comments or told what we noticed to her.

18th(#255) :2010/2/1(Mon): Journal Club & Presentation Rehearsal

  • The Problems of Philosophy
    Bertrand Russell
    Chapter IV. IDEALISM. (1912) [Full text]
    Report A. Onzo
  • Tsugumi Takano practied to make a presentation of her master's thesis. The rest of us asked her many questions to refine the logic of her defense.
  • The case of pretense: observing actions and inferring goals.
    Schubotz RI and von Cramon DY.
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21(4), 642-653. (2009) [abstract]
    Report L. Uchiyama

19th(#256) :2010/2/4(Thu): Master Defense & Journal Club

  • Tsugumi Takano successfully presentated a defense of her master's thesis.
  • Amputees "Neglect" the Space Near Their Missing Hand.
    Makin TR, Wilf N, Schwartz I and Zohary E.
    Psychological Science 21(1), 55-57. (2010) [Full text]
    Report T. Ishikawa

20th(#257) :2010/2/12(Fri): Journal Club & Progress Report

  • Dopaminergic medication boosts action-effect binding in Parkinson's disease.
    Moore JW, Schneider SA, Schwingenschuh P, Moretto G, Bhatia KP, and Haggard P.
    Neuropsychologia in press. (2009) [abstract]
    Report S. Nozawa
  • Fumihiko Taya reviewed the ERP studies of error detection system. A distinction of error-related negativity(ERN) and feedback-related negativity(FRN) was explained. He suggested that these components may have something to do with the localization of cognitive and affective functions in ACC.

21st(#258) :2010/2/24(Wed): Progress Report

  • Quantification of picture degradation to measure the degree of object recognition.
    Progress Report T. Ishikawa
  • The importance of difference between forced choice and free choice in time perception.
    Progress Report T. Herai
  • We enjoyed playing badminton and felt the sensori-motor contingency in our own body.
    Coffee break
  • Classification of attention and the attentional effect on visual short term memory(VSTM).
    Progress Report E. Hoshino

22nd(#259) :2010/3/1(Mon): Progress Report & Journal Club

  • Language as a system: Second language aquisition and consciousness.
    Progress Report M. Toshima
  • Orbitofrontal cortex encodes willingness to pay in everyday economic transactions.
    Plassmann H, O'Doherty J and Rangel A.
    Journal of Neuroscience 27(37), 9984-8. (2007) [abstract]
    Report T. Sekine
  • The eyes have it: hippocampal activity predicts expression of memory in eye movements.
    Hannula DE and Ranganath C.
    Neuron 63(5), 592-9. (2009) [abstract]
    Report F. Tanabe

23rd(#260) :2010/3/12(Fri): Journal Club & Research Talk

  • A neural mechanism of first impressions.
    Schiller D, Freeman JB, Mitchell JP, Uleman JS, and Phelps EA.
    Nature Neuroscience 12(4), 508-14. (2009) [abstract] [PDF]
    Report E. Hoshino
  • A new experimental design on time perception.
    Research Talk T. Herai

24th(#261) :2010/3/23(Tue): Journal Club & Research Talk

  • Promoting social behavior with oxytocin in high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.
    Andari E, Duhamel JR, Zalla T, Herbrecht E, Leboyer M, and Sirigu A.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107(9):4389-94. (2010) [abstract]
    Report T. Takano
  • Review: Interaction between decision making and action.
    Research Talk T. Ishikawa
  • The neural substrates of subjective time dilation.
    Wittmann M, van Wassenhove V, Craig AD, and Paulus MP.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4(2), 1-9. [abstract] [PDF]
    Report T. Herai