Kazuyoshi Fukuzawa

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Somesthetic disconnection syndromes were investigated in relation to the sites of lesions in the corpus callosum in 3 patients with callosal lesions, in order to identify the callosal regions responsible for the interhemispheric transfer of somesthetic information. Cases 1 and 2 with lesions in the posterior truncus exhibited transfer deficits of(More)
present study investigated the effects of two-dimensional arm stiffness and muscle effort required to maintain horizontal arm posture on position-reproduction errors. 12 participants performed a multi-joint position-reproduction task without visual feedback. They were required to indicate a proprioceptively remembered target position with the fingertip of(More)
The present study attempted to demonstrate that the indicator arm influences end point distribution in contralateral multi-joint proprioceptive tasks and also that intrinsic physical characteristics of multi-joint arms (arm stiffness) may predict the error pattern. For this purpose, we carried out two types of contralateral localization tasks with(More)
This research examined the structure of internal representation and the conceptual operation of color in two pure alexic cases (Case I and Case II) with color naming defects. Experiment I investigated the structure of the internal representation of different kinds of colors using a similarity judgment task. Experiment II examined categorical judgments of(More)
An unusual primary adenomatoid tumour arising in the normal liver is described. Hepatectomy was performed, and the patient is alive and free of disease 1 year postsurgery. Grossly, the tumour showed a haemorrhagic cut surface with numerous microcystic structures. Histological examination revealed cystic or angiomatoid spaces of various sizes lined by(More)
The present study investigated the interactions between motor action and cognitive processing with particular reference to kanji-culture individuals. Kanji-culture individuals often move their finger as if they are writing when they are solving cognitive tasks, for example, when they try to recall the spelling of English words. This behavior is called(More)
The goal of this study was to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of hand and tool grasping control. We assumed that there is a single principle-governing grasping control irrespective of its effectors and that the degree of prior experience of the effector determines the smoothness of aperture control. Eight participants performed a reach-to-grasp task(More)
The present study investigated the impact of motor commands to abort ongoing movement on position estimation. Participants carried out visually guided reaching movements on a horizontal plane with their eyes open. By setting a mirror above their arm, however, they could not see the arm, only the start and target points. They estimated the position of their(More)