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Updated : August 1, 2023

Department of Physiology I (Neurophysiology)


Yasuhiko Saito (Professor)
Hiroyuki Manabe (Associate Professor)
Taketoshi Sugimura (Assistant Professor)
Takeshi Kanda (Assistant Professor)


In this department, neural mechanisms of gaze holding and olfaction are main research themes. The former is research for elucidating neuronal and network mechanisms of gaze holding, which is necessary to work the visual system appropriately, in a specific brainstem area called as a neural integrator. The latter is research for elucidating neuronal mechanisms in the olfactory cortex that translate odor information into behavioral output. These studies are performed using not only electrophysiological methods such as the patch-clamp technique, but also behavioral, morphological, and molecular analyses.


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