Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group


   We aim to understand the function of the brain through computational neuroscience and to develop a Brain Machine Interface (BMI) as a basic technology for IT that realizes ICT technology accessible to all and futuristic communication by applying our obtained knowledge. 

  Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories (CMC) is developing communication interfaces that will be available anywhere for anyone by understanding the operating principle of the brain and a combination of brain activity measurement, robot engineering, and computational neuroscience.
  Neural Information Analysis Laboratories (NIA) is investigating non-invasive measurements of brain activity and an estimation method to understand brain function. As well as realizing a highly accurate measurement method, we are promoting a simple measurement method with fewer restrictions for successful brain function measurements in various environments.
  Computational Neuroscience Laboratories(CNS) seeks a way to apply brain information in bountiful life by promoting tests to apply information captured by the brain to rehabilitation and also develops decoding technology for analyzing signs measured from the brain and robots controlled by brain activity.

  IT’s drastic evolution over the last decade has allowed us to find necessary information through the Internet. Images and videos have become more common as means of sharing information and for telecommunication purposes. On the other hand, strong doubts remain about whether the Internet is improving our lives or our welfare in terms of excessive information, the digital divide, or huge energy consumption. To sort such problems out, we are committed to the pursuit of human-centered communication by developing BMI technology with simple operations and interfaces that address the special needs of the disabled or senior citizens to accurately retain human functions.

Director of Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group
Mitsuo Kawato