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I was appointed to a professorship at the Division of Behavioral Development in 2016. Our laboratory aims for a system-level understanding of higher brain functions, in particular social cognition, voluntary motor control, attention, and visual awareness, using macaques as an experimental model. For this purpose, we adopt multidimensional approaches that combine behavioral studies, electrophysiology, neuropharmacology, viral vector-mediated intervention, cognitive genomics, and functional neuroimaging. We hope to elucidate complex – and mysterious – brain functions and make a valuable contribution to the worldwide advancement of neuroscience. Your participation to, and continued support of, our research activities is cordially appreciated.  

Masaki Isoda, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Behavioral Development
Department of System Neuroscience
National Institute for Physiological Sciences