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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


Physiologist studying cognitive functions.


Physiologist - Keita Tamura (田村 啓太) received his PhD in 2014 from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL, Switzerland. In 2022, he joined PDN as an Assistant Professor to study neuronal circuits for cognition and memory by opto-physiological approaches in animal models. 


How can we recognise the rules governing the world and apply them to achieve our behavioural goal? We are aiming to understand such complex cognitive functions a the level of simple neuronal circuits by conitnuing efforts to develop the most sophisticated technologies.


Teaching and Supervisions


Neurobiology & Human or Animal Behaviour    Practical - Human electrophysiology

Neurobiology & Human Behaviour    Neuroanatomy Class: Basal Ganglia and Structures Involved in Cognition and Emotion

Part IB NST Neurobiology (Hearing)

Part II NST PDN module N6 (Higher Order Function and Dysfunction)

Part II PDN project

SBS Dissertation

Research supervision: 

Other Professional Activities

Under construction.

Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator

Contact Details

Physiological Laboratory, Cambridge, CB2 3EG, United Kingdom
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