CIN-NIPS-Asia Pacific Systems Neuroscience Symposium 2022


The CIN is pleased to host (virtually) the tenth CIN-NIPS symposium on March 7 and 10, 2022 (08:00-12:00 CET). The online symposium represents a continuation of a yearly bilateral tradition of strong joint interactions with the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Okazaki, Japan. However, much like in our previous event of 2019, this yearfs symposium is extended to become a multi-lateral meeting, including contributions from Kyoto University, the Institute of Neuroscience (Shanghai), and Beijing University. The symposium features 20 presentations from senior PIfs as well as junior scientists, covering a broad range of topics in systems neuroscience, including social interaction, communication, memory, diseases, technique development, and movement control.


Please contact us for a registration link to the online platform of the symposium ( The program is below.


Monday, March 7, 2022 (Day 1)







8:00 AM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Welcome Address by Peter Thier (CIN) and Junichi Nabekura (NIPS)




Session 1: Social Communication

Chair: Steffen Hage (CIN)

8:10 AM

3:10 PM

4:10 PM

Lena Veit (CIN)

Flexible contextual control over birdsong sequencing and structure

8:40 AM

3:40 PM

4:40 PM

Cristina Risueno Segovia (CIN)

Cardiovascular mechanisms underlying vocal behavior in freely moving macaque monkeys

8:55 AM

3:55 PM

4:55 PM

Atsushi Noritake (NIPS)

Neural mechanisms for social reward valuation and monitoring in the macaque brain

9:25 AM

4:25 PM

5:25 PM

Michael Stettler (CIN)

Investigation of the neural encoding of dynamic faces based on highly-realistic dynamic avatars

9:40 AM

4:40 PM

5:40 PM





Session 2: Cognition and Memory

Chair: Keiichi Kitajo (NIPS)

9:55 AM

4:55 PM

5:55 PM

Tianming Yang (ION)

Monkey plays Pac-Man with compositional strategies and hierarchical decision-making

10:25 AM

5:25 PM

6:25 PM

Ryo Sasaki (Kyoto)

Optogenetic control of risk-return decision making in macaques

10:40 AM

5:40 PM

6:40 PM

Keiichi Kitajo (NIPS)

Metastable neural dynamics associated with flexible information processing in the human brain

11:10 AM

6:10 PM

7:10 PM

Chengyu Li (ION)

Brain-wide cell assembly dynamics underlying working memory

11:40 AM

6:40 PM

7:40 PM

Cen Yang (PKU)

Neuronal mechanism for flexible use of memory in the primate medial temporal lobe

11:55 AM

6:55 PM

7:55 PM

Outlook for Next Session - Ziad Hafed

12:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM







Thursday, March 10, 2022 (Day 2)






8:00 AM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM





Session 3: Neuromethods

Chair: Atsushi Nambu (NIPS)

8:05 AM

3:05 PM

4:05 PM

Hiromasa Takemura (NIPS)

Vertical occipital fasciculus: a highway connecting dorsal and ventral visual streams in humans and non-human primates

8:35 AM

3:35 PM

4:35 PM

Alia Benali (CIN)

Deciphering the dynamics of neuronal activity evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation in the rodent brain

8:50 AM

3:50 PM

4:50 PM

Nevena Stajkovic (CIN)

Minimal tags for site-specific fluorescent labeling of voltage-gated sodium channels in living neurons




Session 4: Visual Processing and Perception

Chair: Aristides Arrenberg (CIN)

9:05 AM

4:05 PM

5:05 PM

Yue Zhang (CIN)

Motion receptive fields for optic flow processing in pretectum of fish

9:20 AM

4:20 PM

5:20 PM

Jiahao Wu (NIPS)

Effect of anesthesia on spatial frequency tuning in mouse primary visual cortex

9:35 AM

4:35 PM

5:35 PM

Ian Chong (CIN)

Manipulation of gaze-following in macaque monkeys

9:50 AM

4:50 PM

5:50 PM





Session 5: Motor Control

Chair: Hiromi Sano (NIPS)

10:05 AM

5:05 PM

6:05 PM

Pimpimon Nondhalee (NIPS)

Somatotopic reorganization of the sensorimotor cortex in Japanese macaques after accidental arm amputation

10:20 AM

5:20 PM

6:20 PM

Reona Yamaguchi (Kyoto)

Global disinhibition associated with recovery of hand movements after spinal cord injury

10:35 AM

5:35 PM

6:35 PM

Daniel Haufle (CIN)

Bridging computational motor control and biomechanics to predict human-exoskeleton interaction

11:05 AM

6:05 PM

7:05 PM

Junya Inoue (CIN)

Cerebellar complex spikes multiplex complementary behavioral information

11:20 AM

6:20 PM

7:20 PM

Hiromi Sano (NIPS)

Pathophysiological changes of the basal ganglia in Parkinsonfs disease and drug addiction

11:50 AM

6:50 PM

7:50 PM

Concluding Remarks - Henry Evrard

12:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM