Dr Ben Seymour, Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Center for Information and Neural Networks, National Institute for Information and Communications Technology (NICT), 1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

bjs49 AT / seymour AT

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Post-doc position available

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IASP Travel award 

Congratulations to Suyi Zhang for getting a IASP Travel Award to attend this years World Congress for Pain at Yokohama.


German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum 2016

Congratulations to Tristan Nakagawa for being selected to as a Young Leader for the German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum in Berlin Potsdam this year, focusing on Digitalization and Data Security.


International Symposium 'Brain, Networks and Behaviour'

I am pleased to announce the following International Symposium to take place at CiNet, as part of our JSPS Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks between Osaka University, CiNet, Cambridge University, and Princeton University.

Wednesday 20th July, 2pm-5pm
at Conference Room, CiNet Bldg.
(1-4, Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871 Japan)


 - All Welcome


Sponsors: Osaka University & CiNet, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Co-Sponsors: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) & Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

Language: English

Toshio Yanagida
Specially Appointed Professor, Osaka University
Director, CiNet

Trevor Robbins, University of Cambridge
“Impulsivity and compulsivity: Neural substrates and neuropsychiatric implications”

Ben Seymour, CiNet
“Brain networks and human pain: top down versus bottom up”

Tim Buschman, Princeton University
“Neural Dynamics of Cognitive Control”

Ed Bullmore, University of Cambridge
“Complex brain networks in health and disease”


New Arthritis Research UK Award

We are very pleased to start a new project funded by Arthritis Research UK to study pain and fatigue in inflammatoy arhtritis. The project is a collaboration with Danierl Wolpert, Nick Shenker, Irma Kurniawan and Jo Jones.

We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to join the project from October 2016. Please contact me if you are interested.