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The Social Brain: Social Neural Networks Research Unit Kickoff Symposium Agenda

Attached please find the program of The Social Brain: Social Neural Networks Research Unit Kickoff Symposium.

Attached File: Kickoff symposium program.pdf

Category : Lab Topics Seminars by Invited Speakers Japanese Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

The Social Brain: Social Neural Networks Research Unit Kickoff Symposium

Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba founded a new International Education and Research Unit, “The Center for Social Neural Networks”, to conduct and promote world class research to understand the brain circuitry of social behavior. We will celebrate its establishment with an exciting kickoff symposium entitled “The Social Brain” as described below. The event is open to the public for free and will feature talks from leading neuroscientists and psychiatrists from across Japan, the US and Europe. Talks will feature topics ranging from the love lives of prairie voles and medaka fish to empathy and the most recent advances in the treatment of social deficits autism. We welcome you all.

Date: March 3 (Saturday), 2018 9:00〜18:00

Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center, Hall 300

Sponsorship: International Education and Research Unit, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba,

No pre-registration is required. All talks will be in English.

Center for Social Neural Networks: Young Lab East,
Faculty of Human Sciences
University of Tsukuba

Attached File: The Social Brain Symposium.pdf

Category : Lab Topics Seminars by Invited Speakers Japanese Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

New General Graduate Education Course on "The Social Brain"

New course on "The Social Brain" will be offered as part of "Global Issues and Global Society”Lecture Series.

Course Structure:Omnibus style lecture
coordinator: Dr. Sonoko Ogawa
Standard Registration Year: Not specified (For All graduate students at any grade)
Term: Intensive courses
Day and Time: February 23 (Friday) and 24 (Saturday), 2018: 10AM-5PM
Location: TBA on GGEC Web Site
Credit: One
Course Objective
 Promoting understanding of
  1) Globally-shared problems derived from a lack of stable social interactions/relationships.
  2) Progress in research on child mental development, aging, stress, brain and social behavior.
  3) Possible contribution of behavioral neuroscience and comparative cognitive science for solving global problems in social brain.

Syllabus/Course program
Day 1
Class 1: “Social Brain: Introduction” by Sonoko Ogawa, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences
Class 2: “Aging, Brain and Society” by Claudia Rodríguez-Aranda, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø
Class 3-4: “Child Development, Brain and Society” by Akemi Tomoda, Ph.D., Professor, Research Center for Child Mental Development, University of Fukui
Class 5: Discussion (led by Drs. Tomoda and Pavlides)

Day 2
Class 6: “Hormones, Brain and Society” by Larry Young, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences/Emory University
Class 7: “Stress, Brain and Society” by Constantine Pavlides, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences
Class 8-9: “Social Brain: Comparative Cognitive Science” by Masaki Tomonaga, Ph.D., Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Class 10: Discussion (led by Drs. Tomonaga and Pavlides)


Category : Lab Topics Courses and Classes

Ogawa Lab Student Presentation at the TGSW 2017

(1) Sagoshi, S. et al.
Effects of selective inhibition of estrogen receptorα expressing neuronal activity on running-wheel activity in female mice.

(2) Takenawa, S. et al.
Ca2+ imaging of estrogen receptor alpha positive neurons in the medial amygdala during social investigation in male mice.

(3) Saito, K., et al.
Developmental changes and sex differences of ultrasonic vocalization during social interaction tests in mice.

(4) Duarte, J., et al.
The effect of knock-down of two types of estrogen receptors in the medial amygdala on social and anxiety-related behaviors in postpartum female mice.

TGSW 2017. Tsukuba International Congress Hall
September 25-27, 2017

Category : Lab Topics

Symposium Talk at the The 9th International Integrative Zoology Meeting

I gave a symposium talk as follows.

Symposium on“Neurobiology of Motivated Behaviours"

Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Action on the Neural Network for Social Behavior

The 9th International Integrative Zoology Meeting
Aug 27-31, 2017, Xining, Qinghai Province, China

Category : Lab Topics