Ryota is the founder & CEO of ARAYA Brain Imaging. He is well-known as one of the world-leading researchers in structural and functional neuroimage analysis.
After graduating from Department of Biophysics, Kyoto University, Ryota earned his PhD in Experimental Psychology from Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands). He worked as a postdoc in Caltech (with Prof. Shin Shimojo), University College London (with Prof. Vincent Walsh and Prof. Geraint Rees), and started his own laboratory in University of Sussex.
Shuntaro is a postdoctral researcher working with Dr. Giulio Tononi at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his PhD from Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo. His research interest is in measuring wakefulness and estimating subjective meaningfulness of stimuli from human fMRI data.
Satohiro (“Sato”) received the Ph.D. degree in engineering from The University of Tokyo in 2013, during working at Japan Broadcasting Corporation. He has been studying theoretical neuroscience and cognitive science as a postdoc at the Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva, Switzerland since 2014, and as a postdoc/visiting scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan since 2013. He received the JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2014.
His research area includes vision, natural statistics, decision making, and nonlinear dynamics. He proposes analysis of neural activities based on embedding theorems in dynamical systems.
Shohei is an assistant professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Ishikawa, Japan). He obtained PhD in Kyoto University and got postdoc training in Kyoto University, and Indiana University. His main research interest is computational model of cognition.
Shohei’s hobby is playing Go (Japanese chess) and he’s very good at it!
Masafumi graduated from Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo and obtained PhD from Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo. After he obtained his PhD, he was awarded JSPS postdoctoral fellowship (SPD) and RIKEN special postdoctoral fellowship. He worked on the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness in RIKEN (Prof. Shun-ichi Amari’s Lab), University of Wisconsin (Prof. Giulio Tononi’s Lab), and Monash University (A/Prof. Naotsugu Tsuchiya’s Lab). He is currently working on applying the Integrated Information Theory to experimental data and empirically testing the theory.
Nao is a neuroscientist Associate Professor at Monash University. He studied at California Institute of Technology (PhD supervisor: Prof. Christoph Koch) and awarded PhD in 2006. He had postdoc-training in Caltech and held visiting researcher positions at RIKEN and ATR while receiving JST PREST fellowship.
His research intrest is consciousness – “What is consciousness? Can we tell if other animals experience subjectivity, or whether there will be conscious machines or robots?” Nao and his team seek for answers to these fundamental philosophical questions!