Yasuto Tanaka's page
Department of Neurobiology, Brain Research
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
tel:+972(8)934-4324, fax: +972(8)934-4131
we end up with the most complex, the most sophisticated, and the most facinating
biological system: brain. Understanding the function and architecture
of the neural system, brain, is one of the most challenging targets in science.
A combined scientific field of biology, physics, mathmatics, and chemistry
is now called neuroscience.
(Tokyo, Japan), where I enjoyed interaction of science and
In 1992, I returned The
University of Tokyo , investigating with Prof.
on human brain and the visual system
using psychophysical technique.
completed Msc. on visual attention (Tanaka and Shimojo,
Vis. Res. 1996; Tanaka and Shimojo, JEP/HPP 2000; Tanaka and Shimojo,
On Dec. 1994, I started to work with
Sagi (for Ph. D),
we've been working on visual processing, namely
on perceptual learning (Karni and Sagi, PNAS 1991, Nature, 1993;
Polat and Sagi, PNAS 1994) and the generation of
perceptual memory (Tanaka and Sagi, Vis. Res. 1998, PNAS 1998, Vis. Res. 2000)
employing threshold tasks of contrast detection/discrimination
(Polat and Sagi, Vis. Res. 1993; Nachmias and Sansbury, 1974).
we're trying to construct a model of neural mechanisms
and archtectures (Tanaka and Sagi, Vis. Res. 1998; Adini, Sagi and Tsodyks, PNAS 1997;
Usher et al., Spatial Vision, 1999; Zenger and Sagi, 1996) to explain
dynamic and plastic phenomena in early vision,
such as subthreshold visual priming (Tanaka and Sagi, PNAS 1998),
long lasting lateral interaction (Tanaka and Sagi, Vis. Res. 1998;
Polat and Sagi, 1993; Adini Sagi and Tsodyks 1997),
visual attention (Tanaka and Sagi, Vis. Res. 2000),
visual imagery (Ishai and Sagi, Science 1995)
and long-term memory (Tanaka and Sagi, ARVO 1999, 2000).
Recent conference abstructs
Yasuto Tanaka, Department of Neurobiology, Brain
Research The Weizmann Institute
of Science Rehovot 76100, Israel
URL: http://~www.weizmann.ac.il/bntanaka Fax: +972(8)934-4131
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