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 (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:

December 1, 2022: Our paper was accepted to Nature Communications.

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

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

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

April 11, 2022: Our preprint has been available in bioRxiv.

March 18, 2022: Our preprint has been available in bioRxiv.

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

January 15, 2022: Our paper has been published in NeuroImage.

January 12, 2022: Our paper has been published in NeuroImage.

November 18, 2021: Our preprint has been available in bioRxiv.

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

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

November 13, 2020: Our paper has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

June 19, 2018: Our paper has been published in eLife.

May 22, 2018: Our paper has been r published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

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

February 8, 2017: Our paper has been published in Cerebral Cortex.

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

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

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

April 21, 2015: Our site has 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).