Faculty Detail / 研究室詳細

Kazuo Okanoya, Ph.D.

- Humans are emotional animals. We seek to understand how emotion evolved and how it governs human behavior.

Cognition and Behavior Joint Research Laboratory

Team Leader

Communication, Language, Evolution

Kazuo  Okanoya

Research Area

We seek for biological/psychological understanding on how animal communication including birdsong, human language, and rodent vocalizations are modulated by emotional and affective processes.

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    Katahira K, Matsuda YT, Fujimura T, Ueno K, Asamizuya T, Suzuki C, Cheng K, Okanoya K, and Okada M: "Neural basis of decision-making guided by emotional outcomes.", Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 3056-3068, doi: 10.1152/jn.00564.2014. (2015)

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    Maeshima H, Yamashita Y, Fujimura T, Okada M, and Okanoya K: "Modulation of Emotional Category Induced by Temporal Factors in Emotion Recognition.", PLoS One, 10(7), e0131636. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131636. (2015)

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    Mizugaki S, Maehara Y, Okanoya K, and Myowa-Yamakoshi M: "The Power of an Infant's Smile: Maternal Physiological Responses to Infant Emotional Expressions.", PLoS One, 10(6), e0129672. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129672. (2015)

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    Ono S, Kagawa H, Takahasi M, Seki Y, and Okanoya K: "Limitations of a habituation task to demonstrate discrimination of natural signals in songbirds.", Behavioral Processes, 115, 100-108. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2015.03.004. (2015)

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    Hoshi-Shiba R, Furukawa K, and Okanoya K: "Neural correlates of expectation of musical termination structure or cadence.", Neuroreport, 25(10), 743-748, doi. 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000160. (2014)

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    Kagawa H, Suzuki K, Takahasi M, and Okanoya K: "Domestication changes innate constraints for birdsong learning.", Behavioural Processes, 106, 91-97. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2014.04.011. (2014)

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    Kamiyama KS, and Okanoya K: "Synchronized tapping facilitates learning sound sequences as indexed by the P300.", Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, e826. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00826. (2014)

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    Katahira K, Fujimura T, Matsuda YT, Okanoya K, and Okada M: "Individual differences in heart rate variability are associated with the avoidance of negative emotional events.", Biological Psychology, 103, 322-331. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.10.007. (2014)

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    Kato M, Okanoya K, Koike T, Sasaki E, Okano H, Watanabe S, and Iriki A: "Human speech- and reading-related genes display partially overlapping expression patterns in the marmoset brain.", Brain and Language, 133, 26-38. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2014.03.007. (2014)

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    Kawakami A, Furukawa K, and Okanoya K: "Music evokes vicarious emotions in listeners.", Frontiers in Psychology, 30(5), 431. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00431. (2014)

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