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Updated : June 17, 2019

Department of Physiology I (Neurophysiology)


Yasuhiko Saito (Professor)
Fumiyo Toyoda (Associate Professor)
Miho Sugioka (Assistant Professor)
Taketoshi Sugimura(Assistant Professor)


In this department, neural mechanisms of gaze holding and induction mechanisms of breeding behavior 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 the mechanisms that cause sexual behavior induced by hormones and pheromones. 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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