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.

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Using ML and real-time MEG to Understand Phantom Limb Pain

Here's a new paper - a collaboration with Takufumi Yanagisawa and other fantastic colleagues in Osaka.

 Watch a NHK video article (in Japanese)

Or read about it on LiveScience (in English)

 Induced sensorimotor brain plasticity controls pain in phantom limb patients. Takufumi Yanagisawa, Ryohei Fukuma, Ben Seymour, Koichi Hosomi, Haruhiko Kishima, Takeshi Shimizu, Hiroshi Yokoi, Masayuki Hirata, Toshiki Yoshimine, Yukiyasu Kamitani, Youichi Saitoh. Nature Communications 7, Article number: 13209 (2016) doi:10.1038/ncomms13209



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”