Louis Kang

Louis Kang, M.D., Ph.D.

Unit Leader, Neural Circuits and Computations Unit
louis.kang [at] riken.jp

Research Overview

Our Unit studies how computations performed by circuits in the brain produce neural phenomena and cognitive functions. We are particularly interested in the hippocampal region and its role in memory, spatial awareness, and neurological diseases. We employ a broad range of theoretical techniques, including mathematical analysis, network simulations, and machine learning. To test our theories and strengthen their impact on society, we work with experimental data and collaborate with experimentalists.

Main Research Field

Interdisciplinary science and engineering

Related Research Fields


Selected Publications

Papers with an asterisk(*) are based on research conducted outside of RIKEN.

  1. * Kang, L. and DeWeese, M. R.:
    "Replay as wavefronts and theta sequences as bump oscillations in a grid cell attractor network"
    eLife 8, e46351 (2019).
  2. * Kang, L. and Balasubramanian, V.:
    "A geometric attractor mechanism for self-organization of entorhinal grid modules"
    eLife 8, e46687 (2019).