Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Gunma University Department of Informatics

How do humans flexibly adapt to changing environments to achieve a behavioral goal? Our lab is seeking to understand brain mechanisms underlying goal-directed behavior of humans. Our research approach includes non-invasive neuroimaging techniques, behavioral experiments, dynamic system models, behavioral economics models, machine learning, and psychological assessments.  Integrative framing of these methods helps to address our questions about the human brain and behavior.

Koji Jimura, PhD

Recent major updates:

May 25,  2024: Our paper was published in Cerebral Cortex.

May 22, 2024: Our preprint is available in bioRxiv.

February 20, 2024: Our preprint is available in bioRxiv.

January 11, 2023: Our paper was published in Nature Communications.

September 1, 2022: The lab moved to Gunma University Department of Informatics.

June 1, 2022: Our paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

May 1,  2022: Our paper was published in Cerebral Cortex.

January 20, 2024: Our paper was published in Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics.

May 9, 2023: Our paper was published in NeuroImage.

June 12, 2023: Our preprint is available in bioRxiv.

January 12, 2023: Our paper was published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.

March 18, 2022: Our preprint is available in bioRxiv.

March 16, 2022: Our paper was published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.

January 15, 2022: Our paper was published in NeuroImage.

January 12, 2022: Our paper was published in NeuroImage.

November 8, 2021: Our paper was published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

January 19, 2021: Our paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

November 13, 2020: Our paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.June 19, 2018: Our paper was published in eLife.

May 22, 2018: Our paper was published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

May 9, 2018: Our paper was published in PLoS One.

February 8, 2017: Our paperwas published in Cerebral Cortex.

May 25, 2016: Our paper was published in Neuroscience Letters.

July 1, 2015: Our paper was published in PLoS Biology.

June 29, 2015: Our paper was published in Frontiers in Psychology.

April 21, 2015: Our site opened.

Cover art

Humans choosing and anticipating greater amount of a real liquid reward available in the future rather than smaller amount of a reward available immediately to maximize total reward attainments in the long term. Artwork by Mimu Yabuta with permission. For scientific work, see Tanaka et al. J Neurosci 40, 9736-9750 (2020).