Faculty Detail / 研究室詳細

Chitoshi Itakura, D.V.M., Ph.D.

- Equipped with a 4-Tesla MRI system, we support functional MRI studies on human subjects.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging(fMRI), RRC

Unit Leader

Human brain functions, Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Chitoshi  Itakura

Research Area

Equipped with a 4-Tesla MRI system, this unit supports non-invasive functional MRI (fMRI) studies on human subjects conducted by laboratories within BSI. The subjects participated in fMRI studies are limited to healthy adults of 20 years and older. Each experiment is conducted within 2 hours, including the preparation time. In order to use the MRI system, the head of laboratory intending to use the MRI facility should submit the experimental proposal and obtain the permission in advance from the RIKEN fMRI Safety and Ethics Committee.

Selected Publications View All

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    Kuriki I, Sun P, Ueno K, Tanaka K, and Cheng K: "Hue Selectivity in Human Visual Cortex Revealed by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.", Cereb Cortex, 25()12, 4869-4884 (2015)

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    Wan X.-H., Cheng K, and Tanaka K: "Neural encoding of opposing strategy values in anterior and posterior cingulate cortex.", Nat Neurosci, 18,752-759 (2015)

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    Costagli M, Ueno K, Sun P, Gardner JL, Wan X, Ricciardi E, Pietrini P, Tanaka K, and Cheng K: "Functional Signalers of Changes in Visual Stimuli: Cortical Responses to Increments and Decrements in Motion Coherence.", Cereb Cortex (2012)

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    Sun P, Gardner JL, Costagli M, Ueno K, Waggoner RA, Tanaka K, and Cheng K: "Demonstration of Tuning to Stimulus Orientation in the Human Visual Cortex: A High-Resolution fMRI Study with a Novel Continuous and Periodic Stimulation Paradigm.", Cereb Cortex (2012)

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    Watanabe, M.*, Cheng, K.*, Maruyama, Y., Ueno, K., Asamizuya, T., Tanaka, K., Logothetis, and N.: "Attention but not awareness modulates the BOLD signal in human V1 during binocular suppression", Science, 334, 829-831 (*equal contribution) (2011)

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    Wan, X., Nakatani, H., Ueno, K., Asamizuya, T., Cheng, K., Tanaka, and K.: "Recent progress in high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging", Science, 331, 341-346 (2011)

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    Tajima S, Watanabe M, Imai C, Ueno K, Asamizuya T, Sun P, Tanaka K, and Cheng K: "Opposing effects of contextual surround in human early visual cortex revealed by fMRI with continuously modulated visual stimuli", The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(9), 3264-3270 (2010)

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    Sun P, Ueno K, Waggoner RA, Gardner JL, Tanaka K, and Cheng K: "A temporal frequency-dependent functional architecture in human V1 revealed by high-resolution fMRI.", Nat Neurosci, 10(11), 1404-6 (2007)

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    Gardner JL, Sun P, Waggoner RA, Ueno K, Tanaka K, and Cheng K: "Contrast adaptation and representation in human early visual cortex.", Neuron, 47(4), 607-20 (2005)

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    Cheng K, Waggoner RA, and Tanaka K: "Human ocular dominance columns as revealed by high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging.", Neuron, 32(2), 359-74 (2001)

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