The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society

Satellite Program

Satellite Symposia

Frontiers of Neurointelligence Symposium

Date July 24, 2018
Venue Tetsumon Memorial Hall 14F Experimental Research Building, School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Sponsor International Research Center for Neurointelligence (WPI-IRCN), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study
Organizer Takao Hensch (The University of Tokyo / WPI-IRCN)
Speakers Naoshige Uchida (Harvard University)
Daphne Bavelier (University of Geneva)
Masashi Sugiyama (The University of Tokyo/WPI-IRCN/RIKEN AIP)
David Cox (IBM/Harvard University)
Shigeo Okabe (The University of Tokyo/WPI-IRCN)
Rebecca Saxe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
About Registration Registration fee : Free
Purpose of the symposium Understanding how human intelligence arises is the ultimate challenge for brain science. Powerful integration of modern circuit biology, computational and clinical perspectives will be essential. On July 24, we welcome to UTokyo some of the world’s thought leaders at the “Frontiers of Neurointelligence”. Please join us for a stimulating symposium at IRCN!
Contact information Takao Hensch
Tel: +81-3-5841-8212
Supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The Beginning of Connectomics New Era

Date July 28, 2018 18:00-19:30
Venue Space Alpha Sannomiya (Sannomiya Center Plaza East bldg 6F)
Sponsor Bio-volume Imaging Workshop, The Japanese Society of Microscopy
Organizer Yoshiyuki Kubota (National Institute for Physiological Sciences)
Speakers Sebastian Seung (Princeton University, USA)
Moritz Helmstaedter(Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany)
About Registration Registration fee : Free
Purpose of the symposium We will hold a symposium 3S04m "Connectmic Approaches and Discoveries" in the morning of the 28th. The morning session may have only a short question and discussion time. We would like to have this satellite symposium held in the night to get more time for the discussion. Two speakers' talk time is 20 minutes each and the remaining 50 minutes are opened for the questions and discussion by attendees. We appreciate for your active participation.
Contact information Yoshiyuki Kubota
Tel: +81-564-59-5282
Sponsored Bio-volume Imaging Workshop, The Japanese Society of Microscopy

International Symposium “Towards Understanding INDIVIDUALITY”

Date July 24-25, 2018
Venue Shiran-kaikan, Kyoto University
Sponsor International Relationship Committee for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
“Integrative Research toward Elucidation of Generative Brain Systems for Individuality”
Organizers Noriko Osumi (Tohoku University)
Itaru Imayoshi (Kyoto University)
Kinichi Nakashima (Kyushu University)
Speakers Aljoscha Neubauer (Univ. of Graz)
Kenichi Oishi (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Thomas Bourgeron(Paster Institute)
David Eilam (Tel-Aviv Univ.)
Erich D. Jarvis (The Rockefeller Univ.)
Kate L.Laskowski (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries)
Ryan Remedios (California Institute of Technology)
Toshikazu Hasegaa (The Univ. of Tokyo)
Kazuyuki Aihara (The Univ. of Tokyo)
Akio Wakabayashi (Chiba Univ.)
Kinichi Nakashima (Kyushu Univ.)
Fumiyasu Komaki (The Univ. of Tokyo)
Takashi Tsukiura (Kyoto Univ.)
Daisuke Yamamoto (Tohoku Univ.)
Kazuya Iwamoto (Kumamoto Univ.)
About Registration Registration fee : Free , Banqut fee: Free More information is coming soon.
Purpose of the symposium In this international symposium, we will discuss “How does animal’s individuality emerge?”. By discussing neural basis or the genetic/environmental factors, we will try to understand individuality in mental functions, such as cognitive faculties and personality. In addition to neural development and developmental brain science of model organisms, we will also try to integrate various research fields such as, comparative study of wild animals, evolutionary biology, innovative tools, big data, and mathematical models towards understanding individuality.
Contact information Noriko Osumi
Tel: +81-22-717-8201

International Symposium on Global Neuroscience Cooperation

Date July 29, 2018 9:00-12:00
Venue Kobe Convention Center Kobe International Conference Center 3F Room 7(504+505)
Sponsor Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Organizers Norihiro Sadato (Department of System Neuroscience, National Institute  for Physiological Sciences)
Kiyoto Kasai (Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Speakers Hideyuki Okano (Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine)
Patricia Michie (University of Newcaslte, School of Psychology・Emeritus Professor)
Gregory A. Light (University of California San Diego, Dept. Psychiatry)
Kamil Ugurbil (Center for Magnetic Resonance Research)
Takuya Hayashi (Division of Bio-Function Dynamics Imaging, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies)
Afonso Silva (NINDS Cerebral Microcirculation Section・Senior Investigator)
Ichio Aoki (Diagnostic Imaging Program, Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences) Please click here for the details.
About Registration Registration fee : Free , Advance registration:Unnecessary
Purpose of the symposium Innovative and large-scale neuroscience projects using massive amounts of data have been uprising around the globe. Parallel to this trend, multidisciplinary projects, such as those integrating human and non-human primate neuroscience or epidemiology and MRI scanning (dubbed “population neuroscience”) have been established in Japan as well. In this symposium, leading neuroscience researchers from Japan and invited speakers coordinating neuroscience projects worldwide will share progress made in neuroscience through these projects and will discuss ideas for global cooperation to ensure further progress of such studies.
Contact information Kiyoto Kasai
Tel: +81-3-5800-8919
Sponsored The science of personalized value development through adolescence: integration of brain, real-world, and life-course approaches (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number: JP16K21720)
Supported by Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies (Brain/MINDS) (AMED Grant Number: 17dm0207004h0004)

Call for Proposals for Satellite Symposia

Proposals for satellite symposia at Neuroscience2018 are now invited.
Proposals approved as official satellite symposia will receive the following publicity from the Meeting.

Organizations wishing to hold satellite symposia are requested to download the application form and send it to the Neuroscience2018 Secretariat at

Required information

  1. Theme (Symposium title)
  2. Date and time
  3. Venue or expected number of attendees (only for those wishing to use rooms of Makuhari Messe)
  4. Host Organization
  5. Organizer (s) (name (s), affiliation (s) and contact information)
  6. Speakers (names and affiliations)
  7. Banner advertisement on the Meeting Website (Charged Option)
  8. Registration fees, registration method and maximum number of attendees
  9. Purpose of the Symposium
  10. Special comments including names of co-host or sponsor if applicable
Satellite Symposia
Application Form



The organizers have reserved some rooms (not the entire premises) of Kobe Convention Center on the day before the Meeting (July 25, 2018) for setup preparations. It may be possible to use Kobe Convention Center for satellite symposia on this day, depending on time and venue.
Symposium organizers who wish to do this should consult the Neuroscience2018 Secretariat.

Contact: Neuroscience2018 Secretariat

4F Kyodo Tsushin Kaikan, 2-2-5 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan