Tomoki Fukai

Dr. Tomoki Fukai

Tomoki Fukai

E-mail: tomoki dot fukai at oist dot jp


PhD Physics, Waseda University, 1985
MSc Physics, Waseda University, 1982
BSc Physics, Waseda University, 1980

Professional Experience

  • Aug 1986–Aug 1988: Visiting Researcher, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • Apr 2001 – Mar 2005: Professor, Brain Science Research Center, Tamagawa University
  • Oct 2004 – Mar 2019: Team Leader, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  • Apr 2007 – Mar 2018: Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo

Select Publications

  • Tomoki Kurikawa, Tatsuya Haga, Takashi Handa, Rie Harukuni, Tomoki Fukai (2018) Neuronal stability in medial frontal cortex sets individual variability in decision-making. Nat Neurosci, 21(12): 1764-1773.
  • Naoki Hiratani, Tomoki Fukai (2018) Redundancy in synaptic connections enables neurons to learn optimally. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 115(29): E6871-E6879.
  • Tatsuya Haga, Tomoki Fukai (2018) Recurrent network model for learning goal-directed sequences through reverse replay. Elife, 7:e34171. 
  • Jun-nosuke Teramae, Yasuhiro Tsubo, Tomoki Fukai (2012) Optimal spike-based communication in excitable networks with strong-sparse and weak-dense links. Sci Rep, 2(485):1-6.
  • Matthieu Gilson and Tomoki Fukai (2011) Stability versus neuronal specialization for STDP: long-tail weight distributions solve the dilemma. PLoS One, 6(10): e25339, 1-18.
  • Yoshikazu Isomura, Rie Harukuni, Takashi Takekawa, Hidenori Aizawa, Tomoki Fukai (2009) Microcircuitry coordination of cortical motor information in self-initiation of voluntary movements. Nat Neurosci, 12:1586-1593.
  • Y Yazaki-Sugiyama, S Kang, H Câteau, T Fukai, TK Hensch (2009) Bidirectional plasticity in fast-spiking GABA circuits by visual experience. Nature 462 (7270), 218-221.
  • Tomoki Fukai (1999) Sequence generation in arbitrary temporal patterns from theta-nested gamma oscillations: A model of the basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical loops. Neural Netw, 12:975-987.
  • Tomoki Fukai, Shigeru Tanaka (1997) A simple neural network exhibiting selective activation of neuronal ensembles: from winner-take-all to winners-share-all. Neural computation 9 (1), 77-97.
  • Masatoshi Shiino and Tomoki Fukai (1993) Self-consistent signal-to-noise analysis of the statistical behavior of analog neural networks & enhancement of the storage capacity. Phys Rev E,48: 867-897.