RIKEN Symposium

The Target oriented Research and Development Brain Science under the Special Coordination Funds
for Promoting Science and Technology by the MEXT

Neuroinformatics Research in Vision
Achievements of project and future perspective

December 4,  2003

RIKEN Okochi Hall
Saitama Japan

Principal Investigator
Shiro USUI
Laboratory for Neuroinformatics
Brain Science Institute, RIKEN

Organized by RIKEN BSI


Opening Address: Shunichi Amari and Shiro Usui

Greeting from Professor Yuichiro Anzai

Comments on the symposium:
Erik De Schutter
Ted Carnevale
Raphael Ritz


Lecture Resumes
Neuroinformatics Research in Vision (NRV) Project
Shiro Usui (RIKEN BSI)

Visiome Platform:A Test-bed for Neuroinformatics database system
Isao Yamaguchi (Fuji Xerox)

Visiome Platform at the cellular and local network level
Hiroyoshi Miyakawa (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science)

Roles of neuroinformatics in visual neurophysiology research
Izumi Ohzawa (Osaka University)

Neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience - A practical perspective
Ted Carnevale (Yale University, USA)

Neuroinformatics - Definitions and data sharing policies
Erik De Shutter (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

A pilot study for the OECD Neuroinformatics internet portal and related activities
Raphael Ritz (Humboldt University, Germany)

Evolution of brain and CNS from the viewpoint of genome and gene expression profile:
What happened in the evolutionary process from planarian to human?
Takashi Gojobori (National Institute of Genetics, Japan)

Posters by NRV Project Members
Group 1 Modeling a single neuron by mathematical reconstruction

1-1 Study on the analysis and modeling of single cell signaling
Masahiro Sokabe (Nagoya University)

1-2 Creation and analysis of 3D biochemical reaction models for neuronal cells
Kazutoshi Ichikawa (Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd)

1-3 Synaptic integration
Hiroyoshi Miyakawa (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science)

1-4 Research on dynamics of cultured neuronal networks
Akio Kawana (Takushoku University)

Group 2 Realization of virtual retina based on cell physiology

2-1 Physiological studies on ion channels and synaptic mechanisms of retinal neurons
Akimichi Kaneko (Seijo University)

2-2 Parallel information processing and neural coding in the visual system
Masao Tachibana (University of Tokyo)

2-3 A neuroinformatics study on the model of the vertebrate retina
Yoshimi Kamiyama (Aichi Prefectural University)

Group 3 Study on the visual function by computational and systemsf approach

3-1 A mathematical model of cortical receptive fields and functional maps
Masanobu Miyashita (BSI, RIKEN)

3-2 A mathematical model of cortical dynamics
Shigeru Tanaka (BSI, RIKEN)

3-3 Computational models for color perception
Shigeki Nakauchi (Toyohashi University of Tech.)

3-4 Dynamics of the cortical network in the visual perception and cognition
Hidehiko Komatsu (NIPS)

3-5 Neural network model for detecting planar surface from optical flow in area MST of the visual cortex
Hiroaki Okamoto (Fujitsu Ltd.), Susumu Kawakami (Tohoku University)

3-6 Neural network model of higher visual functions
Toshio Inui (Kyoto University)

3-7 Derivation of qualia from spatiotemporal activity patterns in neural networks
Yoshihide Tamori (Kanazawa Institute of Tech.)

3-8 Binocular information processing mechanism in the visual cortex
Izumi Ohzawa (Osaka University)

3-9 Neural network model for the mechanism of visual pattern recognition
Kunihiko Fukushima (Tokyo University of Tech.)

3-10 Network mechanisms of the response modulation in the primary visual cortex
Hiromichi Sato (Osaka University)

3-11 Electrophysiological studies on how MST cell contribute 3-dimensional space perception
Hide-aki Saito (Tamagawa University)

3-12 Psychophysical study on spatiotemporal information processing by
human visual system
Shinfya Nishida (NTT Communication Science Lab.) (Collaborator)

3-13 3D Reconstruction of Non-Rigid Objects
Keisuke Kinoshita (ATR Human Information Science Lab.),
Shigeru Akamatsu (Hosei University)

Group 4 Realization of artificial vision devices and utilization
of silicon technology for recording and stimulation

4-1 Analog vision chip for early vision
Hiroo Yonezu (Toyohashi University of Tech.)

4-2 Analog-digital hybrid vision chips for motion processing systems based on direction-selective neural networks
Yoshihito Amemiya (Hokkaido University)

4-3 Fabrication of micro 3D sensor array with ultra -small Si wire electrodes and applications to measurement of retina cell potentials
Makoto Ishida (Toyohashi University of Tech.)

Group 5 Fundamental neuroinformatics research and development

5-1 Mathematical model of neural network for the insect brain
Hidetoshi Ikeno (Himeji Institute of Tech.)

5-2 Study on the learning algorithms for neural data analysis
Andrej Cichocki (BSI, RIKEN)

5-3 Mathematical algorithm for brain and neural system analysis
Yasunari Yokota (Gifu University)

5-4 Construction of a neuroinformatics database for neuronal visual system
Isao Yamaguchi (Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.)

5-5 Development of computer support environment for neuroinformatics
Keisuke Takebe (Nagaoka National College of Tech.)

5-6 Research and development on building the integrative support environment for modeling and simulation
Yasuo Fujii (DSP Technology Co., Ltd.)

List of External reviewers of Visiome Platform

List of NRV Project Members

RIKEN Symposium
The Target oriented Research and Development Brain Science under the Special Coordination Funds
for Promoting Science and Technology by the MEXT
Neuroinformatics Research in Vision

Organized by
Brain Science Institute, RIKEN

Edited, Published and distributed by
Neuroinformatics Research in Vision (NRV) Project
Laboratory for Neruroinformatics, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN (copyright)

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Shiro Usui (Laboratory for Neruroinformatics, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN)
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Tel.: 048-467-7491 / E-mail: usuishiro@riken.jp Printed in December 4, 2003