Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Keio University Department of Biosciences and 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 (mainly functional MRI), 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 updates:

September 20, 2021: Paper published in Front Behav Neurosci.

September 14, 2021: Paper published in Cerebral Cortex.

January 19, 2021: Paper published in Journal of Neuroscience.

November 13, 2020: Paper published in Journal of Neuroscience.

June 19, 2018: Paper published in eLife.

May 22, 2018: Paper published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

May 9, 2018: Paper published in PLoS One.

February 8, 2017: Paper published in Cerebral Cortex.

May 25, 2016: Paper published in Neuroscience Letters.

July 1, 2015: Paper published in PLoS Biology.

June 29, 2015: Paper 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).