Faculty Members


Professor NAKAHARA Kiyoshi

Year of birth Gender
Affiliation School of Information
Research Center for Brain Communication, Research Institute
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Personal web site http://www.souken.kochi-tech.ac.jp/BrainCom/

Areas of specialization Functional Brain Imaging
Laboratory/research office Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
How the human mind emerges from brain activity is one of the most challenging problems in scientific research today. Our research focuses on the brain mechanisms underlying cognition and memory in humans. We are also interested in the brain mechanisms underlying social behavior. Our main research tool is functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which enables us to visualize human brain activity.
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Educational background 1993: Master
1991: Bachelor
Professional background 2011-: 
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Courses  * Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

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Brain Informatics

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  1. Authors: NAKAHARA Kiyoshi, ADACHI Ken, KAWASAKI Keisuke, MATSUO Takeshi, SAWAHATA Hirohito, MAJIMA Kei, TAKEDA Masaki, SUGIYAMA Sayaka, IIJIMA Atsuhiko, TANIGAWA Hisashi, SUZUKI Takafumi, KAMITANI Yukiyasu, HASEGAWA Isao
    Title: Associative-memory representations emerge as shared spatial patterns of theta activity spanning the primate temporal cortex
    Journal: Nature Communications, Vol. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11827, Nature Publishing Group
    Year: 2016/06/10
  2. Authors: Masamizu Y., Okada T., Kawasaki K., Ishibashi H., Yuasa S., Takeda S., Hasegawa I., Nakahara K.
    Title: Local and retrograde gene transfer into primate neuronal pathways via adeno-associated virus serotype 8 and 9.
    Journal: Neuroscience
    Year: 2011
  3. Authors: Matsui T., Koyano KW., Koyama M., NAKAHARA,Kiyoshi, Takeda M., Ohashi Y., Naya Y., Miyashita Y.
    Title: MRI-based localization of electrophysiological recording sites within the cerebral cortex at single-voxel accuracy.
    Journal: Nature Methods
    Year: 2007
  4. Authors: Koyama M., Hasegawa I., Osada T., Adachi Y., NAKAHARA,Kiyoshi, Miyashita Y.
    Title: Functional magnetic resonance imaging of macaque monkeys performing visually guided saccade tasks: Comparison of cortical eye fields with humans.
    Journal: Neuron
    Year: 2004
  5. Authors: NAKAHARA,Kiyoshi, Hayashi T., Konishi S., MIyashita Y.
    Title: Functional MRI of macaque monkeys performing a cognitive set-shifting task.
    Journal: Science
    Year: 2002
  6. Authors: Tomita H., Ohbayashi M., NAKAHARA,Kiyoshi, Hasegawa I., Miyashita Y.
    Title: Top-down signal from prefrontal cortex in executive control of memory retrieval.
    Journal: Nature
    Year: 1999
  7. Authors: Konishi S., Nakajima K., Uchida I., Kameyama M., NAKAHARA,Kiyoshi, Sekihara K., Miyashita Y.
    Title: Transient activation of inferior prefrontal cortex during cognitive set shifting.
    Journal: Nature Neuroscience
    Year: 1998

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  1. Visual Associative Memory. In: Squire L. R. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience., 2008