10:00 Opening Address
Prof. Ryoji Suzuki

10:05 Introduction of Kawato Dynamic Brain Project
Project Director Mitsuo Kawato

10:10 "Construction of Control and Decision Systems from Learning Modules in the Basal Ganglia, the Cerebellum and the Cerebral Cortex"

speaker: Dr. Kenji Doya / Computational Neurobiology Group
abstract: Experimental data and computational models suggest that the basal ganglia, the cerebellum, and the cerebral cortex are specialized structures for reinforcement, supervised, and unsupervised learning, respectively. Here we consider how these learning modules can be combined to implement different control and decision architectures. Such theoretical models are useful in interpreting the data on differential activations of brain areas in the course of learning and also helpful in designing new experimental paradigm.

11:00 "From Motor Control to Human Intelligence"

speaker: Dr. Hiroshi Imamizu / Computational Psychology Group
abstract: Our computational psychology group has investigated human sensorimotor control and learning based on computational theories using methods in experimental psychology and functional neuroimaging. I shall summarize our research achievements in understanding how the human brain acquires internal representations of motor apparatus (e.g., musculoskeletal systems and external tools), and refer to our recent attempts to find a bridge between sensorimotor control and human intelligence in the ability to use tools.

11:50 Close