News and Notes

New Research Project with Dr. Larry Young

Dr. Young at Emory University and Ogawa Lab have established a new collaborative research project supported by University of Tsukuba "International Research Unit" program.

Center for Social Neural Networks: Young Lab East

PI: Larry J Young, Ph.D.
CO PI (Host): Sonoko Ogawa, Ph.D.

August 2, 2017 ~ March 31, 2022

Category : About Us / Research Theme Lab Topics

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

Symposium on Aggression at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Soceity

We had a successful symposium at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society.

Symposium on "Neural Network for Aggression", Chairs: Scott Russo and Sonoko Ogawa

Aki Takahashi (University of Tsukuba)
Projections from the dorsal raphe nucleus that is involved in escalation of aggression

Scott Russo (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Role of lateral habenula in aggressive social behavior

Hitoshi Okamoto (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
The sedative effect of the cholinergic transmission in the habenulo-interpeduncular pathway in social conflict

Days Lin (New York University)
The neural mechanism of aggression

Sonoko Ogawa (University of Tsukuba)
Mechanisms of steroid hormone action on the neural network for aggression 

July 22, 2017, Makuhari, Japan.

Category : Lab Topics

Poster Presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society

Poster Presentation
July 20, 2017

Shoko Sagoshi, Satoshi Takenawa, Aki Takahashi and Sonoko Ogawa
Effects of selective manipulation of estrogen receptorα expressing neuronal activity in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus on running-wheel activity in female mice.

Category : Lab Topics

KOKORO Seminar #57

The Neurobiology of Social Bonding,Social Loss and Empathy

Larry J. Young, Ph.D.
Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition, Department of Psychiatry, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA.

July 5, 2017

Attached File: KOKORO Seminar #57.pdf

Category : Seminars by Invited Speakers