Naho Konoike’s talk and visit

On the 8th of September we invited Naho Konoike from Center for the Evolutionary Origins of Human Behavior (Kyoto University) to gave us a seminar talk. Naho’s research group is interested in the brain mechanisms and regulations of emotion and mood. Their current researches focus on the primate emotional circuits for producing appropriate behaviors. She gave an exciting and informative talk about the characteristics of auditory steady-state responses in nonhuman primates and effects of NMDA receptor inhibition.

After her talk, Naho had meetings with other research group’s members, she had a lunch with students and a dinner with the members of the Lendület Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience. Despite the brevity of her visit, we took her for a short sightseeing tour in the afternoon to the Fisherman’s Bastion.