December 12, 2014
Italy-Japan Colloquium on the Neuro-sciences and the Ageing society
Ongoing and future challenges in the prediction of
Smart Ageing International Research Center (SAIRC)
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC)
Tohoku University - Sendai, Japan
Aim of the Colloquium is to discuss in an interdisciplinary perspective, including neuro-sciences, social sciences, engineering, medical science and nursing, the ongoing and future challenges in the prediction of neuro-degenerative diseases.
Between the invited speakers Alessandro Vercelli , director of NICO and of Neuroscience Institute of Turin, will discuss about " Interoception and the insula. Anatomical and functional connectivity of the insula ".
- A tool for prevention and early diagnosis of neuro-degenerative diseases
- Atypical Alzheimer's disease: a diagnostic challenge
- From genomics to disease understanding: designing original genomics technologies for challenging biological problems
- Global prevalence of dementia: an epidemiologic perspective
- Interoception and the insula. Anatomical and functional connectivity of the insula
- Influence of cognitive tasks on gait in older adults: an ecological protocol based on distributed inertial measurement units.
- Effects of working memory training on cognitive and neural mechanisms
- Beneficial effects on cognitive functions of elders by short-term cognitive or physical training
- Brain functional measurement in real-life situations using ultra-small NIRS
- Piero Carnici - Center for Life Science Technologies, Division of Genomic Technologies, RIKEN (Yokohama, Japan) / International School of Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy)
- Ludovico Ciferri - ISMB (Torino, Italy) / International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan)
- Ryuta Kawashima - Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
- Daniele Magistro - Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
- Alberto Mengoni – Scientific Attaché, Italian Embassy in Italy
- Rui Nouchi - International Research Institute of Disaster Science (Sendai, Japan)
- Takayuki Nozawa - Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
- Innocenzo Rainero - Azienda Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Torino (Torino, Italy)
- Salvatore Sessa - International Center for Science and Engineering Programs (ICSEP), School of Creative Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and engineering, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)
- Atsuo Takanishi - Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering & Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)
- Hikaru Takeuchi - Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
- Alessandro Vercelli - NICO, NIT Neuroscience Institute of Turin, University of Torino (Torino, Italy)
- Massimiliano Zecca - School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University (Loughborough, United Kingdom)
Events & Meetings
The main goal of the BraYn initiative is to organize a scientific conference involving different laboratories across Italy and Europe where young researchers, especially PhD students and junior postdocs, can share their knowledge, skills and ideas to establish new collaborations between different research groups.