Robotic microscope system for studying the basic principles of brain function

Koutarou D. Kimura, Koichi Hashimoto

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Abstract

This paper reports the development of robotic microscope system to understand the basic principles of brain function through the rigorous and integrated studies of worm's nerve activity and behavior. By using the system, we revealed that, during olfactory navigation, worms compute time-differential and time-integral of odor concentration for decision-making. We also revealed the genes required for the neural computations, whose counterparts in humans also known to play important roles in the brain. Thus, the mechanisms revealed in worms will help us understand how our own brain works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538667927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec
Event29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 102018 Dec 12

Publication series

NameMHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science

Conference

Conference29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2018
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period18/12/1018/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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    Kimura, K. D., & Hashimoto, K. (2018). Robotic microscope system for studying the basic principles of brain function. In MHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science [8886997] (MHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2018.8886997