March 31, 2023

IRCN Computational psychiatry workshop

IRCN 計算精神医学ワークショップ

at Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo and online

Recent advances in computational psychiatry

Registration for onsite participation closed on 3/25.

You can still register for online participation any time before the event.

For any questions or request, please contact Mingbo Cai, mingbo.cai [at] or Kenji Morita,  morita [at]

The workshop will feature talks from researchers in Tokyo area and Princeton University on recent research in computational psychiatry.

We welcome students, researchers and clinicians who are interested in this field to participate

Submission to present posters or oral presentations from participants are more than welcome (you can include your abstract at the registration link)!


The Speakers

Professor, Princeton University

Professor, Princeton University

Team Leader, Riken Center for Brain Science

Project Professor, The University of Tokyo

Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

Associate Researcher, Sony Computer Science Laboratory

Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo



The  Schedule

9:30 - 10:00  Check-in

10:00 - 10:05  Introduction

10:05 - 10:35  Yael Niv: An amplifying interaction between mood, reward and attention 

10:35 - 11:05  Ai Koizumi: Traumatic memory in temporal and bodily dynamics 

11:05 - 11:15  coffee break

11:15 - 11:45  Hakwan Lau: Manipulating Subjective Experience via the Lateral Prefrontal Cortex

11:45 - 12:15  MIngbo Cai and Sho Yagishita: Imbalance between generalization and discrimination relates to psychotic symptoms 

12:15 - 13:40 Poster session 

13:40 - 14:10  Contributed talks

    Ayaka Kato: Prospects for Integrating Computational Psychiatry Research and Digital Therapy

    Yuki Sakai: Memory trace imbalance in reinforcement and punishment systems can reinforce implicit choices leading to obsessive-compulsive behavior

14:10 - 14:35  Kenji Morita: Opponent learning with different representations: function and dysfunction 

14:35 - 15:05  Yukie Nagai: Altered Predictive Processing in Neurodiverse Minds

15:05 - 15:15  coffee break

15:15 - 15:45  Shinsuke Koike: Two gaps in clinical MRI study findings

15:45 - 16:15  Nathaniel Daw: Thinking the right thoughts

16:15 - 16:40  Panel discussion

16:40 - 16:45  Concluding remarks

Poster session (at lunch time):

Yijun Chen: The association between different digital use and young adults' well-being

Jie Mei: Neuromodulation-inspired mechanisms improve the performance of deep neural networks in a spatial learning task

Asako Nagase: Mental Effort Cost Prediction Errors are Signalled Following Effort Exertion

Reo Sato: Opponent Learning with Different Representations in the Cortico- Basal Ganglia Pathways Can Develop Obsession-Compulsion Cycle

Motofumi Sumiya: Surprise acts as a reducer of outcome value in human reinforcement learning

Daigo Takeuchi: How are the internal models for reward-based sequential choice decisions updated in cingulate-motor circuits?

The Venue

東京大学大学院 情報学環・福武ホール ・ラーニングシアター (B2F)

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033

(next to Akamon (Red gate) 赤門の隣)

The Akamon is temporarily closed due to construction work, and the neighboring Ito International Research Center Gate can be used.



Looking forward to seeing you!

Registration closed on 3/25

Webinar registration is still open with the link above


Mingbo Cai, mingbo.cai [at], International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo

Kenji Morita, morita [at], Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo 

Sponsorship: Princeton-UTokyo strategic partnership program