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 Masuda et al., entitled "V1 Projection Zone Signals in Human Macular Degeneration Depend on Task Despite Absence of Visual Stimulus" was accepted for publication in Current Biology.
A paper by Hayashi et al., entitled "Duration selectivity in right parietal cortex reflects the subjective experience of time" was published in Journal of Neuroscience.
A paper by Koizumi et al., entitled "Atypical spatial frequency dependence of visual metacognition among schizophrenia patients" was published in NeuroImage: Clinical.
A paper by Takemura et al., entitled "Predicting neural response latency of the human early visual cortex from MRI based tissue measurements of the optic radiation" was published in eNeuro.
A paper by Nakayama et al., entitled "Attention updates the perceived position of moving objects" was published in Journal of Vision.
A paper by Minami et al., entitled "Inter-individual Differences in Occipital Alpha Oscillations Correlate with White Matter Tissue Properties of the Optic Radiation" was published in eNeuro.
Kawashima received “Best Presentation Award” in the 38th annual meeting of the Japanese Psychonomic Society.
A paper by Koizumi and Amano, entitled "Threat Anticipation in Pulvinar and in Superficial Layers of Primary Visual Cortex (V1). Evidence from Layer-Specific Ultra-High Field 7T fMRI" was published in eNeuro.
Hayashi was awarded by a research grant "PRESTO 'The Future of Humans and Interactions' " by JST.
Kawashima received "Encouraging Award" for his presentation at the 3rd meeting of " Chronogenesis: How the Mind Generates Time".
Hayashi was awarded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) Interdisciplinary Area, Chronogenesis: How the Mind Generates Time.
A paper by Oishi et al., entitled "Microstructural properties of the vertical occipital fasciculus explain the variability in human stereoacuity" was published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Koizumi, Amano et al. received a poster award in the annual meeting of Social & Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS).
Prof. Jun Rekimoto gave a CiNet Monthly Seminar talk entitled "IoA: Internet of Abilities and the future of Human Augmentation".
Prof. Daniel Margulies gave a CiNet Monthly Seminar talk entitled "Topographic principles of macroscale cortical connectivity".
Koizumi was awarded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B).
A paper by Kupers et al. was published in PLOS ONE.
Dr. Radoslaw Martin Cichy gave a CiNet Monthly Seminar talk entitled "Dynamics of visual cognition: A spatio-temporally resolved and algorithmically explicit account".
Dr. Amano hosted The 4th CiNet Conference <Neural oscillation and functional connectivity: from anatomy to perception>. Amano, Koizumi and Takemura gave a talk presentation. Yuasa gave a poster presentation.
Takemura received “Outstanding Abstract Award” for his presentation at the 2nd Annual Meeting of ISMRM Japanese Chapter.
Dr. Amano received the RIEC award from Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University.
Diffusion MRI study on human parietal white matter tract (Uesaki, Takemura & Ashida) is published in Brain Structure and Function.
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.
Fujita was awarded by 2016 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award (VSS Student Travel Award). Among over 200 applicants, his study was judged to be one of the top 20 student research projects.
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).