Amano et al., Journal of Neurophysiology, 2009

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  We study the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception and multisensory integration with combining psychophysics and non-invasive brain imaging (fMRI and MEG). Specifically, we are interested in developing and applying new techniques such as neurofeedback and electric current stimulation, to understand the neural causes of sensory perception.

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A paper by Minami and Amano was accepted for publication in Current Biology. We showed that alpha oscillations determine the timing of visual processing by developing a technique to manipulate the frequency of alpha oscillations.
Hiromasa Takemura received Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for his presentation at the 25th Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).
Diffusion MRI study on visual white matter tracts in human and macaque (Takemura et al.) was published in Cerebral Cortex.
A paper by Cortese et al. was published in NeuroImage.
A paper by Cortese et al. was published in Nature Communications. This paper was covered by a various media including THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, The Kyoto Shimbun, EurekAlert!, Medical Xpress, International Business Times (UK), iNews (UK),,,,
A paper by Koizumi, Amano, et al. was published online in Nature Human Behaviour, along with a commentary article. This paper was covered by a various media including The Asahi Shimbun, NHK, THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, Mynavi News, The Guardian, EurekAlert!, Medical Xpress, Yahoo! News, Spektrum, New Scientist,, Deutsches Ärzteblatt.
A paper by Amano et al. showing the neural correlates of time marker for the perception of event timing was published in eNeuro.
A paper by Amano et al. was introduced in Dispatch of Current Biology.
A paper by Amano et al. was published in Current Biology . The study was covered by several newspapers and medias.
-ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, STAT news, Medical Xpress, The Asahi Shimbun, THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN-.
A paper by Koizumi was accepted in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN).