Ibaraki University's
Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Engineering)
Department of Mechanical Engineering




  1. (株)タイセー 1976/04-1982/03
  2. 日本電産コパル電子(株) 1982/04-1989/03
  3. 拓殖大学工学部電子工学科助手 1989/04-1993/03
  4. 東京工業専門学校講師(非常勤) 1993/04-1998/03
  5. 電気通信大学電気通信学部電子物性工学科助手 1998/04-1999/03
  6. 大分大学工学部福祉環境工学科講師 1999/04-2000/03
  7. 大分大学工学部福祉環境工学科助教授 2000/04-2004/03
  8. 大分大学工学部福祉環境工学科教授 2004/04-2005/03
  9. 茨城大学工学部知能システム工学科教授 2005/04-Present

Academic degrees

  1. 博士(工学) The University of Electro-Communications

Current state of research and teaching activities

Research: Investigation of fundamental mechanisms of brain functions. Computational simulation is used for the investigation.
Education: I teach Intelligent information processing and neural networks as a brain-like computational system.

Research Areas

  1. Biological/Living Body Informatics

Subject of research

  1. 脳内情報処理の基本神経機構の解明 1996-Present


  1. In: Alexandra M. Columbus (ed.), Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 51, Chapter 3, Cognitive significance of coherent ongoing neuronal states in sensory cortices. Osamu Hoshino NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2007
  2. In: J.C. Rajapakse and L. Wang (eds.), Neural Information Processing: Research and Development, Dynamic neuronal information processing of vowel sounds in auditory cortex. Osamu Hoshino and Meihong Zheng Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 2004


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Reduction of Trial-to-Trial Perceptual Variability by Intracortical Tonic Inhibition. Hoshino O, Zheng M, Watanabe K. Neural Computation 26, 187-215 2016
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Regulation of Local Ambient GABA Levels via Transporter-Mediated GABA Import and Export for Subliminal Learning. Hoshino, O. Neural Computation 26, 1223-1251 2015
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Facilitation of Neuronal Responses by Intrinsic Default Mode Network Activity. Matsui, H., Zheng, M. & Hoshino, O. Neural Computation 26, 2441–2464. 2014
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Deficient GABAergic gliotransmission may cause broader sensory tuning in schizophrenia. Hoshino, O. Neural Computation 25, 3235-3262 2013
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Regulation of Ambient GABA Levels by Neuron-Glia Signaling for Reliable Perception of Multisensory Events. Hoshino, O. Neural Computation 24, 2964-2993 2012

Research presentations

  1. Oral presentation(general) Lateral Excitation between Dissimilar Orientation Columns for Ongoing Subthreshold Membrane Oscillations in Primary Visual Cortex 18th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks 2008

Memberships of academic societies

  1. 日本神経回路学会