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Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information / Medical Life Systems

Neuroethology and Bioengineering Laboratory

Staff

Shizuko HIRYU [Associate Professor]

Shizuko HIRYU
[Associate Professor]
Master
Telephone : +81-774-65-6364
E-mail : shiryu@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Office : IN-418
Database of Researchers
Kota KOBAYASHI [Associate Professor]

Kota KOBAYASHI
[Associate Professor]
Master
Telephone : +81-774-65-6499
E-mail : kkobayas@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Office : IN-516
Database of Researchers

Laboratories

IN-401, IN-501, IN-505

Research Topics

Our researches focus on the questions of how animal and human perceive sensory information, especially sounds, and how the neural basis of the sensory mechanisms relate to behavior of animals. We investigate auditory behavior and its underlying neural mechanisms using gerbil, bat, monkey and human with neurophysiological and psychophysiological approaches. These neuroethological studies lead on new medical and welfare technologies for speech learning, effective rehabilitation training and restoration of auditory sense. In addition, through experimentally and theoretically understanding the mechanisms of spatial sensing of bats’ biosonar, we aim to create bio-inspired new engineering technologies related to sensing and navigation system. Sophisticated functions and algorisms of sensory-motor control of living creatures potentially deliver on future innovative technologies both for the fields of medicine and engineering.
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