Shunsuke Sato

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For the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck neuronal model a quantitative method is proposed for the estimation of the two parameters characterizing the unkown input process, namely the neuron's mean input per unit time μ and the infinitesimal standard deviation per unit time σ. This method is based on the experimentally observed first- and second-order moments of(More)
The aim of this section is to develop a high-performance semantic indexing system using Gaussian mixture model (GMM) supervectors and tree-structured GMMs [1, 2]. GMM spervectors corresponding to six types of audio and visual features are extracted from video shots by using tree-structured GMMs. The computational cost of maximum a posteriori (MAP)(More)
High-cell-density cultivations of Escherichia coli K12 in a dialysis reactor with controlled levels of dissolved oxygen were carried out with different carbon sources: glucose and glycerol. Extremely high cell concentrations of 190 g/l and 180 g/l dry cell weight were obtained in glucose medium and in glycerol medium respectively. Different behaviour was(More)
 The Hodgkin-Huxley equations (HH) are parameterized by a number of parameters and shows a variety of qualitatively different behaviors depending on the parameter values. We explored the dynamics of the HH for a wide range of parameter values in the multiple-parameter space, that is, we examined the global structure of bifurcations of the HH. Results are(More)
 Coordination between the left and right limbs during cyclic movements, which can be characterized by the amplitude of each limb's oscillatory movement and relative phase, is impaired in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). A pedaling exercise on an ergometer in a recent clinical study revealed several types of coordination disorder in PD patients. These(More)
The role of the supplementary motor area (SMA) in reactive motor operation was investigated with functional magnetic resonance imaging in 13 normal subjects. A visual cue was presented at a regular (1 Hz) or irregular (mean, 1 Hz) rate, and the subject pressed a button with the right index finger in a predictive or reactive manner. Brain regions associated(More)
Host-derived chemoattractant factors are suggested to play crucial roles in leukocyte recruitment elicited by inflammatory stimuli in vitro and in vivo. However, in the case of acute bacterial infections, pathogen-derived chemoattractant factors are also present, and it has not yet been clarified how cross-talk between chemoattractant receptors orchestrates(More)
We present a general method for the analysis of the discharge trains of periodically forced noisy leaky integrate-and-fire neuron models. This approach relies on the iterations of a stochastic phase transition operator that generalizes the phase transition function used for the study of periodically forced deterministic oscillators to noisy systems. The(More)
To classify lower limb dynamics in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), we conducted a clinical study by using pedaling exercise.Twenty-seven patients with idiopathic PD were included in this study. We measured rotational velocities of pedals during pedaling movements with a newly developed ergometer. The velocity waveforms exhibited different(More)
A simple mathematical model of living pacemaker neurons is proposed. The model has a unit circle limit cycle and radial isochrons, and the state point moves slowly in one region and fast in the remaining region; regions can correspond to the subthreshold activity and to the action potentials of pacemaker neurons, respectively. The global bifurcation(More)