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2020.03.25
Nao Hanyu was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the Graduate School of FBS, Osaka University, and selected as a graduate representative of the FBS master's course.
2020.02.02
Takuma (Hashimoto) was awarded a poster prize in a meeting for a joint research project "Chronogenesis" . .
2019.11.13
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof) appeared on TV "NHK(Shiten・Ronten)" . .
2019.02.14
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof)'s eyeblinks study has been published in "Mainichi newspaper" .
2019.02.03
Takuto (Yamamoto) was awarded a poster prize in a meeting for a joint research project "Chronogenesis" . .
2018.09.23
Prof. Kitazawa was awarded the 27th Nakayama Award from Nakayama Foundation for Human Science. .
2018.07.27
A new 5-year joint research project "Chronogenesis" has been launched. Professor Kitazawa serves as the project leader .
2018.07.23
A new study by Inoue and Kitazawa was introduced in a dispatch article in Current Biology by Professor Reza Shadmehr .
2018.07.05
A new study by Dr. Masato Inoue and Professor Kitazawa has appeared in Current Biology. Inoue and Kitazawa found that motor error in parietal area 5 drives adaptation to compensate for the motor error, whereas target error in area 7 drives adaptation to compensate for the target error.A brief explanation can be found here .
2017.12.12
A deep learning study on ASCII art by Osamu (Akiyama) has been reported in a multi-platform news media Motherboard .
2017.10.28
A new paper by Nakano entitled "Transient heart rate acceleration in association with spontaneous eyeblinks" has appeared in International Journal of Psychophysiology .
2017.10.13
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof)'s eyeblinks study has been published in Yomiuri newspaper .
2017.10.01
A new paper by Takahashi and collaborators in Juntendo University has been published in Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry .
2017.09.27
A paper by Takahashi & Kitazawa (2017) published in J Neurosci has been reviewed in "the Journal Club" of the journal.
2017.08.18
A new paper entitled "Pattern component modeling: A flexible approach for understanding the representational structure of brain activity patterns" which Dr. Atsushi Yokoi (JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow) was a contributing author has been accepted in Neuroimage .
2017.06.07
A Neuron paper by Inoue, Uchimura & Kitazawa (2016) has been recommended as "a very elegant study highlighting the role of motor cortex in feedback learning" in F1000 Prime. Access the recommendation on F1000
2017.04.27
A new paper by Takahashi and Kitazawa entitled "Modulation of illusory reversal in tactile temporal order by the phase of posterior alpha rhythm" has appeared in Journal of Neuroscience .
2017.03.08
A new paper by Nakano and Kitazawa entitled "Development of long-term event memory in preverbal infants: an eye-tracking study" has been published in Scientific Reports .
2017.03.03
A new research paper by Yokoi et al. "Restricted transfer of learning between unimanual and bimanual finger sequences" has been published in Journal of Neurophysiology.
2017.03.01
A new paper by Nakano and Kitazawa entitled "A group of very preterm children characterized by atypical gaze patterns" has been published in Brain and Development .
2017.01.13
A new paper by Chakrabarty (D4), Nakano and Kitazawa entitled "Short-latency allocentric control of saccadic eye movements" has appeared in Journal of Neurophysiology .
2017.01.13
A new paper by Nakano(Associate Prof) entitled "The Right Angular Gyrus Controls Spontaneous Eyeblink Rate: A Combined Structural MRI and TMS Study" has been published in Cortex.
2016.12.23
A new paper by Nakano(Associate Prof) entitled "Eyeblink Synchrony in Multimodal Human-Android Interaction" has been published in Scientific Reports.
2016.12.14
A new paper by Isomura and Nakano(Associate Prof) entitled "Automatic facial mimicry in response to dynamic emotional stimuli in five-month-old infants" has been published in Proceeding of the Royal Society B.
2016.11.30
A new paper by Kumano et al. has been published in Journal of Neuroscience.
2016.11.21
A new review article by Hayashi MJ entitled "Brain Mechanisms for Measuring Time: Population Coding of Durations" has been published in Brain Nerve (Article in Japanese).
2016.10.26
A new paper entitled ""Tagging motor memories with transcranial direct current stimulation allows later artificially-controlled retrieva" which Dr. Atsushi Yokoi (JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow) was a contributing author was recommended in the F 1000 Prime Access the recommendation on F1000
2016.09.15
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof)'s eyeblinks study has been published in Asahi newspaper and Nikkei newspaper.
2016.09.03
Dr. Atsushi Yokoi (JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow) has won the "Best Poster Presentation Award for Young Scientists" at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Motor Control.
2016.03.12
A new study by Professor Kitazawa and colleagues has appeared in Neuron.Error signals for adapting to errors in reaching was shown to be submitted well before we get even aware of the error.
2016.02.24
A new paper by Takahashi et al. has been published in Scientific Reports.
2016.01.20
Mrinmoy Chakrabarty, Tamami Nakano and Shigeru Kitazawa won the joint First Prize in the Poster Session of 4th IPBS (Interdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Sciences) Progress Report Meeting.
2015.12.18
Dr. Masamichi Hayashi (JSPS Research Fellow) won the "Best Presentation Award for Young Scientists" at the 2015 Winter Symposium of the Comprehensive Brain Science Network.
2015.09.30
A new paper by Inoue et al. entitled "Modulation of prism adaptation by a shift of background in the monkey" has been published in Behavioural Brain Research.Monkeys depend on the "background coordinate" in estimating the error in reaching as the humans do.
2015.09.18
A new research article by Hayashi et al. entitled "Time Adaptation Shows Duration Selectivity in the Human Parietal Cortex" has been published in PLoS Biology.This neuroimaging study provided empirical evidence for the existence of duration-tuned neural populations in the human parietal cortex.
2015.08.26
A new paper has been published in Journal of Neurophysiology.
2015.06.10
A new paper by Ozawa et al., "The return trip is felt shorter only postdictively: A psychophysiological study of the return trip effect" has been published in PLOS ONE. The new finding was covered by many media: Scientific American, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA TODAY, Daily Mail, BNR Nieuwsradio, and etc.
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2015.05.14
A new paper has been published in Journal of Neural Engineering.Target locations as well as timing of saccadic eye movements were successfully decoded from neuronal activity in macaque oculomotor areas, by using a new template matching method.
2015.05.01
A new paper by Uchimura et al. has been published in European Journal of Neuroscience.
Recent behavioral studies have shown that a stimulus position is automatically represented allocentrically relative to a large frame in the background. Here, we investigated neural correlates of the "background coordinate" using an f-MRI adaptation technique. We found that the background coordinate is implemented in the right precuneus.
2015.04.09
Dr. Komura from AIST gave a special talk "Feeling of knowing one's own vision in monkeys and humans" at Osaka University.
2015.03.24
Associate Professor Tamami Nakano was awarded from the Neurocreative Laboratory.
2015.03.24
A new review paper, "Tactile temporal order", has been published in Scholarpedia.
2015.03.11
A new research article has been published in PLoS ONE (Nishikawa, Shimo, Wada, Hattori, & Kitazawa, 2015). Parkinson's disease did NOT show any significant effects on tactile temporal order judgment.
2015.03.02
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof)'s eyeblinks study has been published in Scientific Reports.
2015.01.19
A new paper, "A model of face selection in viewing video stories" has been published in Scientific Reports.
2014.10.08
A new paper, "Three time scales in prism adaptation" has been published in Journal of Neurophysiology.
2014.09.16
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof)'s eyeblinks study has been published in JT Biohistory Research Hall URL.
2014.09.08
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof) and Kazuko Nakatani(Technicians)'s study "Cortical networks for face perception in two-month-old infants" has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences.
2014.05.14
Dr. Hironori Kumano (Assistant Professor)'s study has been published in Journal of Neurophysiology.
2014.05.01
Nobuyuki Nishimura(student), Mrinmoy Chakrabarty(student), Ryosuke Ozawa(student), Ikko Kimura(student), Masato Inoue(Research Associate) newly joined our laboratory!
2014.04.07
Associate Professor Tamami Nakano was awarded the Young Scientists' Prize from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for her study on the functional role and neural mechanisms of spontaneous eyeblinks.
2014.03.18
Tamami Nakano(Associate Prof)'s eyeblinks study has been published in Mainichi newspaper.
2013.11.19
Dr. Atsushi Senju visited us from London, and kindly gave us a lecture entitled "Development of Spontaneous Social Cognition"
2013.10.18
Ms.Abe and Mr.Kakuta got an award as the best proposal award at the 3rd Cinet meeting.
2013.10.05
Dr. Michiko Yoshie (PD, JSPS) and Prof. Patrick Haggard study " Negative Emotional Outcomes Attenuate Sense of Agency over Voluntary Actions" has been published in Current Biology.
2013.10.02
Prof. Amari gave a special intensive lecture at Osaka University.
2013.10.01
Dr. Hironori Kumano (Assistant Professor) joined our lab.
2013.09.15
Kick-off symposium of "The Science of Mental Time" was held in Tokyo University, Fukutake hall. More than 130 people joined us.
2013.09.07
Dr.Motoaki Uchimura won a Young Investigator Award in the 7th Motor Control Workshop.
2013.08.15
A new HP has been launched for a joint research project "The Science of Mental Time". Professor Kitazawa serves as the project leader.
2013.08.02
Tamami Nakano (Associate Prof.) was awarded Osaka University Presidential Awards for Encouragement.
2013.07.30
Our eye-tracking study will be covered in a TV program "Science ZERO" (NHK Educational TV, Aug 4, 11:30PM On air).
2013.07.01
A new paper " Facilitation of face recognition through the retino-tectal pathway " has been published in Neuropsychologia.
2013.04.24
A new paper regarding "a novel utility of allocentric coordinates" has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
2013.04.19
Dr. Katsuyuki Sakai (the University of Tokyo) gave a lecture at the 11th Heart to Heart Science Seminar.
2013.04.11
Our paper "Blink-related momentary activation of the default mode network while viewing videos" has been selected for F1000Prime. It was recommended as being of special significance in its field by a Faculty Member of Professor Patrick Haggard in UCL. Access the recommendation on F1000
2013.03.18
Dr. Elena Azañon (University College London) gave a lecture at the 7th Dynamic Brain Network Seminar.
2013.01.08
Our paper appeared in "THIS WEEK in PNAS".
2012.12.25
Our latest blink study received broad coverage in news medias. Visit NBC news.com and Guardian.com!
2012.12.25
A new paper examining the brain activity related to eyeblinks has been published in PNAS.
2012.12.04
Prof.Kitazawa was invited as a guest speaker to the IIAS Research Conference2012 "Evolutionary Origins of Human Mind". Dr.Nakano got an award as the best poster presentation at the conference.
2012.09.14
Prof.Ikegaya gave a lecture at Frontier Biosciences Colloquium.
2012.09.09
Prof.Rizzolatti gave a keynote lecture in a symposium named "Mirror neuron: 20 years after the discovery" at Kyoto University. Associate Professor Tamami Nakano gave a lecture in the symposium.
2012.08.01
Dr. Masanori Saruwatari (Assistant Professor) joined our lab.
2012.07.26
The 13th Summer Workshop on Mechanism of Brain and Mind was held in Sendai International Center.
2012.06.24
Dr. Michiko Yoshie (PD, JSPS) won a best presentation award in the 6th Motor Control Workshop held in National Institues of Natural Sciences.
2012.06.15
Dr. Amano gave a lecture at Heart to Heart Science seminar.
2012.06.01
"The New Handbook of Multisensory Processing" has been published from the MIT Press. Prof. Kitazawa contributed a chapter (Chapter 16, Multisensory Timing) as a co-author.
2012.05.31
"Neural correlates of tactile temporal-order judgment in humans: an fMRI study" has been accepted for publication in Cerebral Cortex.