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Deadline for rtFIN207 abstract submission extended July 29th!

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to July 29, 2017. Please register and do not miss this opportunity. We are waiting for your abstract submission.
Submission of Abstract is accepted via rtFIN2017 website. This website also provides essential information about the conference and has been updated with the program and so on.

Important dates
-Abstract submission: by July 29
-Notification of Acceptance: August 20
-Registration: by October 31

Date: Wednesday, November 29 to Friday, December 1st, 2017
Venue: Nara Kasugano International Forum Iraka
Mission: more details are available at here
Due date: Abstract submission: July 15,   Registration: October 31
Organizer: ATR
Co-Organizers: Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT), Keihanna Research Complex

You are also able to register for two Satellite Symposiums and Technical Tour in ATR on the 27th28th of November, prior to rtFIN2017. These are Free to join.

Call for Abstracts: real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference (rtFIN2017)

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The third conference, rtFIN 2017, will be held in Nara, Japan from Nov 29th to Dec 1st, hosted by Dr. Mitsuo Kawato, ATR, Japan, who serves as the General Chair. This conference provides the most focused opportunity to influence the field of neurofeedback, from initiating neurofeedback standardizations to organizing international efforts towards clinical translation.  We are expecting your submission.

Date: Wednesday, November 29 to Friday, December 1st, 2017
Venue: Nara Kasugano International Forum Iraka
Mission: more details are available at here
Due date: Abstract submission: July 15,   Registration: October 31
Organizer: ATR
Co-Organizers: Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT), Keihanna Research Complex

Press Release: Multivoxel neurofeedback selectively modulates confidence without changing perceptual performance, in Nature Communications.

Following article was published in Nature Communications.
More detail about this research is available in here.(in Enlish)
Japanese version is available here.

Aurelio Cortese, Kaoru Amano, Ai Koizumi, Mitsuo Kawato, Hakwan Lau: Multivoxel neurofeedback selectively modulates confidence without changing perceptual performance. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13669 (2016)

Article in IEEE SPECTRUM

The article about research of PLoS Biology was published in IEEE SPECTRUM, entitled Don’t Like Their Faces? Train Your Brain to Feel More Positive. Please check it.

Press Release: Fear reduction without fear: Reinforcement of neural activity bypasses conscious exposure, in Nature Human Behaviour.

Following article was published in Nature Human Behaviour.
More detail about this research is available in here (in English).
Japanese version is available here.

Ai Koizumi, Kaoru Amano, Aurelio Cortese, Kazuhisa Shibata, Wako Yoshida, Ben Seymour, Mitsuo Kawato, Hakwan Lau: Fear reduction without fear: Reinforcement of neural activity bypasses conscious exposure. Nature Human Behaviour. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-016-0006 (2016).

Press Release: Induced sensorimotor brain plasticity controls pain in phantom limb patients, in Nature Communications.

Following article was published in Nature Communications.
More detail about this research is available in here.

Yanagisawa T, Fukuma R, Seymour B, Hosomi K, Kishima H, Shimizu T, Yokoi H, Hirata M, Yoshimine T, Kamitani Y, Saitoh Y: Induced sensorimotor brain plasticity controls pain in phantom limb patients. Nature Communications, 7:13209. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13209. (2016).

Press Release: Differential activation patterns in the same brain region led to opposite emotional states, in PLoS Biology.

Following article was published in PLoS Biology.
More detail about this research is available in here.

Kazuhisa Shibata, Takeo Watanabe, Mitsuo Kawato, Yuka Sasaki: Differential activation patterns in the same brain region led to opposite emotional states. PLoS Biology. 14(9): doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002546.

Press Release: Learning to associate orientation with color in early visual areas by associative decoded fMRI neurofeedback, in Current Biology.

Following article was published in Current Biology.
More detail about this research is available in here.

Kaoru Amano, Kazuhisa Shibata, Mitsuo Kawato, Yuka Sasaki, and Takeo Watanabe. Learning to associate orientation with color in early visual areas by associative decoded fMRI neurofeedback. Current Biology, 26(14):1861-1866, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.014. (2016)

Press Release: Neuroimaging evidence for 2 types of plasticity in association with visual perceptual learning, in Cerebral Cortex.

Following article was published in Cerebral Cotex.
More detail about this research is available in here.

Kazuhisa Shibata, Yuka Sasaki, Mitsuo Kawato, and Takeo Watanabe: Neuroimaging evidence for 2 types of plasticity in association with visual perceptual learning. Cerebral Cortex doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw176 (2016)

Press Release: A Small Number of Abnormal Brain Connections Predicts Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder, in Nature Communications.

Following article was published in Nature Communications.
More detail about this research is available in here.

Noriaki Yahata, Jun Morimoto, Ryuichiro Hashimoto, Giuseppe Lisi, Kazuhisa Shibata, Yuki Kawakubo, Hitoshi Kuwabara, Miho Kuroda, Takashi Yamada, Fukuda Megumi, Hiroshi Imamizu, José E. Náñez Sr., Hidehiko Takahashi, Yasumasa Okamoto, Kiyoto Kasai, Nobumasa Kato, Yuka Sasaki, Takeo Watanabe, and Mitsuo Kawato. A Small Number of Abnormal Brain Connections Predicts Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nature Communications. 7:11254. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11254 (2016).

Press Release: Neural Decoding of Visual Imagery during Sleep, published in SCIENCE

Following article was published in Science.
More detail about this research is available in 20130405_science_130405.

Horikawa, T., Tamaki, M., Miyawaki, Y., & Kamitani, Y. Neural Decoding of Visual Imagery during Sleep. Science, 3;340(6132):639-42. doi: 10.1126/science.1234330. (2013)

Press Release: Perceptual learning incepted by decoded fMRI neurofeedback without stimulus presentation, published in SCIENCE.

Following article was published in Science.
More detail about this research is available in here.

Shibata K, Watanabe T, Sasaki Y, Kawato M: Perceptual learning incepted by decoded fMRI neurofeedback without stimulus presentation, Science, Vol.334, Issue 6061, 413-415, doi: 10.1126/science.1212003. (2011)

Closeup Gendai(Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

2010 Jan. 18
Mitsuo KAWATO(Director)
Closeup GENDAI http://www.nhk.or.jp/gendai/
Japan Broadcasting Corporation Studio Live
NHK
  Jan 18(Mon) 19:30~19:56 Live
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  Jan 19(Tue) 22:30~22:56  
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Ondemand Internet
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Hiruma-Wagner Award

2010 Feb. 25
Yukiyasu KAMITANI(Head of DNI)
Hiruma-Wagner Award
Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology

”Higher Function of Brain: Decoding Perception and Intention from Human fMRI Signal”

Finalist of the IEEE ICRA Best Paper and Video Award in Cognitive Robotics

2010  May 3

Gowrishankar Ganesh, Alin Albu-Scha¨ffer, Masahiko Haruno, Mitsuo Kawato, Etienne Burdet
Finalist of the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics
Biomimetic Motor Behavior for Simultaneous Adaptation of Force, Impedance and Trajectory in Interaction Tasks

Song-Ho Hyon
Finalist of the IEEE ICRA Best VideoAward
From Compliant Balancing to Dynamic Walking on Humanoid Robot: Integration of CNS and CPG