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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    Kamiyama KS, Abla D, Iwanaga K, and Okanoya K: "Interaction between musical emotion and facial expression as measured by event-related potentials.", Neuropsychologia, 51(3), 500-5 (2013)

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    Ikebuchi M, Nanbu S, Okanoya K, Suzuki R, and Bischof HJ: "Very early development of nucleus taeniae of the amygdala.", Brain Behav Evol, 81(1), 12-26 (2013)

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    Suzuki K, Yamada H, Kobayashi T, and Okanoya K: "Decreased fecal corticosterone levels due to domestication: a comparison between the white-backed Munia (Lonchura striata) and its domesticated strain, the Bengalese finch (Lonchura striata var. domestica) with a suggestion for complex song evolution.", J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol, 317(9), 561-70 (2012)

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    Sun F, Hoshi-Shiba R, Abla D, and Okanoya K: "Neural correlates of abstract rule learning: an event-related potential study.", Neuropsychologia, 50(11), 2617-24 (2012)

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    ten Cate C, and Okanoya K: "Revisiting the syntactic abilities of non-human animals: natural vocalizations and artificial grammar learning.", Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 367(1598), 1984-94 (2012)

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    Fujimura, T., Matsuda, Y., Katahira, K., Okada, M., & Okanoya, and K.: "Categorical and dimensional perceptions in decoding emotional facial expressions.", Cognition & Emotion, 26(4), 587-601 (2012)

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    Kagawa, H., Yamada, H., Lin, R.S., Mizuta, T., Hasegawa, T., & Okanoya, and K.: "Ecological correlates of song complexity: a case study in white-rumped munias - the implication of relaxation of selection as a cause for signal variation in birdsong.", Interaction Studies, 13(2), 263-284 (2012)

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    Okanoya, and K.: "Behavioural factors governing song complexity in bengalese finches.", International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 44-59 (2012)

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    Yamazaki, Y., Suzuki, K., Inada, M., Iriki, A., & Okanoya, and K.: "Sequential learning and rule abstraction in Bengalese finches.", Animal Cognition, 15(3), 369-377 (2012)

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    Yosida, S., & Okanoya, and K.: "Bilateral lesions of the medial frontal cortex disrupt recognition of social hierarchy during antiphonal communication in naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber).", Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 198, 109-117 (2012)

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