Makoto Miyakoshi

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Growing evidence suggests that autistic traits, such as reduced social and communication skills, exist along a continuum between healthy and pathological conditions. Thus, functional and structural investigations of neuroanatomical substrates that significantly correlate with autistic tendency in healthy human subjects are critical for understanding this(More)
Data from well-designed EEG experiments should find uses beyond initial reports, even when study authors cannot anticipate how it may contribute to future analyses. Several ontologies have been proposed for describing events in cognitive experiments to make data available for re-use and meta-analysis, but none are widely used. One reason for this is that(More)
We investigated whether extensive repetition can diminish age-related differences between younger and older adults in functional magnetic resonance adaptation (fMR-A). Datasets were obtained from 26 younger and 24 older healthy adults presented with two scenes that repeated 20 times amongst other novel scenes during fMRI scanning. The average cortical(More)
Computerized cognitive training is gaining empirical support for use in the treatment of schizophrenia (SZ). Although cognitive training is efficacious for SZ at a group level when delivered in sufficiently intensive doses (eg, 30–50 h), there is variability in individual patient response. The identification of biomarkers sensitive to the neural systems(More)
While faces are recognized viewpoint-dependently, familiar faces are recognized in a relatively viewpoint-independent manner. We conducted a cognitive ERP experiment to investigate the effect of viewpoint-independence for familiar-face recognition. The present results showed that facial angle differences were reflected by N170 latency and N250 amplitude.(More)
We developed a toolbox for detecting high-frequency oscillations and evaluating cross-frequency phase-amplitude coupling in electrocorticographic (ECoG) data with optimal parameters. Here we demonstrate use of the toolbox using simulated and realistic ECoG data. The results confirmed its potential usefulness for clinical research or practice. The tools have(More)
OBJECTIVE High-frequency oscillations (HFOs) can be spontaneously generated by seizure-onset and functionally-important areas. We determined if consideration of the spectral frequency bands of coupled slow-waves could distinguish between epileptogenic and physiological HFOs. METHODS We studied a consecutive series of 13 children with focal epilepsy who(More)
Cognitive science has regarded an individual's face as a form of representative stimuli to engage self-representation. The domain-generality of self-representation has been assumed in several reports, but was recently refuted in a functional magnetic resonance imaging study (Sugiura et al., 2008). The general validity of this study's criticism should be(More)
It is hypothesized that experiencing positive emotions such as pleasure leads to a perception of the body being in a positive state. This study demonstrated associations among positive mood, brain, and cardiovascular activities by simultaneously recording these activities when positive emotions were evoked in participants watching films revolving around a(More)
BACKGROUD With the advent of modern computing methods, modeling trial-to-trial variability in biophysical recordings including electroencephalography (EEG) has become of increasingly interest. Yet no widely used method exists for comparing variability in ordered collections of single-trial data epochs across conditions and subjects. NEW METHOD We have(More)