Plenary Lecture

Recent Achievement of Research in a Neuron and Its Group in Brain

Professor Atsushi Fukasawa
Institute of Statistical Mathematics

Abstract: He will present recent results of studies in a neuron and its group as a system in brain. A brain seems like a space with huge number of neurons with variety of functions related to activities of life and intelligence. To find the substance of brain, both of individual and group of neurons must be known exactly. He focused the study first to know the principle of operation of a neuron, and found that it is a three port electrolyte device capable of pulse generation or signal amplification.
He focused the study secondly to know how a group of neurons are gathered to realize a function as a system. By introducing the concept of recurrent connection and mutual pulse injection among neurons, a synchronous neural system is given clearly. Now this neural system operates as an actual system to treat values in physical measures of time, space, and motion defined by events. This capability provides topographical mapping function in brain with basis of knowledge.
He will present a new viewpoint to summarize result of studies achieved by the author and the colleague, and he will present a concept to develop neurology later on.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Atsushi Fukasawa received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Chiba University in 1962, the Master of Arts degree in Electrical communication and the Ph.D. degree from Waseda University in 1967 and 1983.
He joined Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University as a professor in 1997.
He received the Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Japan in 1967, and received the Ohm Science and Technology Prize from Ohmsha in 1994 respectively. He received also the Prize on Telecommunication System Technology from the Foundation of Telecommunication Association, Japan in 2004. He is a senior member of the IEEE.