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Laboratory of Neuropsychology Laboratory of Neuropsychology (LN)

Kenji Koyano

Kenji Koyano
Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Research Interests

Dr. Koyano received his PhD from the University of Tokyo. He is interested in the visual perception processing: how visual features are analyzed, how those features are integrated and come up to our conscious mind. Now we are trying to show how physically same visual stimuli could be recognized differently after learning, using face-perception systems as a model.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Koyano KW, Takeda M, Matsui T, Hirabayashi T, Ohashi Y, Miyashita Y. Laminar Module Cascade from Layer 5 to 6 Implementing Cue-to-Target Conversion for Object Memory Retrieval in the Primate Temporal Cortex.  Neuron. 2016 Oct 19;92(2):518-529. PMID: 27720482.

Takeda M, Koyano KW, Hirabayashi T, Adachi Y, Miyashita Y. Top-Down Regulation of Laminar Circuit via Inter-Area Signal for Successful Object Memory Recall in Monkey Temporal Cortex.  Neuron. 2015 May 6;86(3):840-52. PMID: 25913857.

Hirabayashi T, Tamura K, Takeuchi D, Takeda M, Koyano KW, Miyashita Y. Distinct neuronal interactions in anterior inferotemporal areas of macaque monkeys during retrieval of object association memory.  J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 9;34(28):9377-88. PMID: 25009270.

Yaguchi M, Ohashi Y, Tsubota T, Sato A, Koyano KW, Wang N, Miyashita Y. Characterization of the properties of seven promoters in the motor cortex of rats and monkeys after lentiviral vector-mediated gene transfer.  Hum Gene Ther Methods. 2013 Dec;24(6):333-44. PMID: 23964981.

Matsui T, Koyano KW, Tamura K, Osada T, Adachi Y, Miyamoto K, Chikazoe J, Kamigaki T, Miyashita Y. FMRI activity in the macaque cerebellum evoked by intracortical microstimulation of the primary somatosensory cortex: evidence for polysynaptic propagation.  PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47515. PMID: 23118875.

Matsui T, Tamura K, Koyano KW, Takeuchi D, Adachi Y, Osada T, Miyashita Y. Direct comparison of spontaneous functional connectivity and effective connectivity measured by intracortical microstimulation: an fMRI study in macaque monkeys.  Cereb Cortex. 2011 Oct;21(10):2348-56. PMID: 21368090.

Koyano KW, Machino A, Takeda M, Matsui T, Fujimichi R, Ohashi Y, Miyashita Y. In vivo visualization of single-unit recording sites using MRI-detectable elgiloy deposit marking.  J Neurophysiol. 2011 Mar;105(3):1380-92. PMID: 21123662.

Ohashi Y, Tsubota T, Sato A, Koyano KW, Tamura K, Miyashita Y. A bicistronic lentiviral vector-based method for differential transsynaptic tracing of neural circuits.  Mol Cell Neurosci. 2011 Jan;46(1):136-47. PMID: 20816792.

Matsui T, Koyano KW, Koyama M, Nakahara K, Takeda M, Ohashi Y, Naya Y, Miyashita Y. MRI-based localization of electrophysiological recording sites within the cerebral cortex at single-voxel accuracy.  Nat Methods. 2007 Feb;4(2):161-8. PMID: 17179936.

Koyano KW, Tokuyama W, Miyashita Y. Deeply located granule cells and mitral cells undergo apoptosis after transection of the central connections of the main olfactory bulb in the adult rat.  Neuroscience. 2005;131(2):293-302. PMID: 15708474.