Our major research interest is the molecular mechanisms of higher brain functions in mammals such as emotion, and learning and memory. We are especially focusing on the roles of functional molecules localized in synapses, for instance, neurotransmitter receptors, signal transduction molecules and adhesion molecules, in neuronal information processing. We are examining receptor functions, synaptic transmission and plasticity, and their roles in the whole animal with electrophysiological, biochemical, molecular genetic and behavioral approaches. We are also trying to elucidate fundamental aspects of psychiatrical and neurological disorders using model animals.
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