Mitsuo Tonoike

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When attempting to memorize action sentences (e.g., open an umbrella), performing the action of the sentence (enacted encoding) results in better memory performance than simply memorizing the sentences (verbal encoding). This memory enhancement is called the enactment effect. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) was used to elucidate whether the enactment effect is(More)
Auditory evoked magnetic fields in relation to iterated rippled noise (IRN) were examined by magnetoencephalography (MEG). IRN was used as the sound stimulus to control the peak amplitude of the autocorrelation function of the sound. The IRN was produced by a delay-and-add algorithm applied to bandpass noise that was filtered using fourth-order Butterworth(More)
Auditory evoked magnetic fields in relation to the bandwidth of bandpass noise were examined by magnetoencephalography (MEG). Pure tone and bandpass noises with center frequencies of 500, 1000 or 2000 Hz were used as the auditory signals. All source signals had the sound pressure level set at 74 dB. The stimulus duration was 0.5 s, with rise and fall ramps(More)
Cortical site processing the information of whole body linear acceleration has not yet been identified. In this study, neuromagnetic responses to visually induced linear forward acceleration were recorded in six healthy-right-handed adult subjects using a 122-channel whole cortex neuromagnetometer. Significant activation was estimated in the cortex around(More)
Sound duration conveys phonemic information in some languages. The present study, using magnetoencephalography (MEG), examined whether the hemispheric activation associated with the processing of duration is different between speech and non-speech sounds in subjects whose native language uses duration as a phonemic cue. The magnetic mismatch negativity(More)
Auditory sensation is affected by a forward masker, and this phenomenon has been demonstrated in a neural adaptation model and a temporal window (integration) model. To study forward masking in the central auditory system, the growth of the N1m amplitude was measured by varying the signal delay. In the adaptation model, the masking increases as the signal(More)
Auditory evoked magnetic fields of the human brain were analyzed in relation to the magnitude of the inter-aural cross-correlation (IACC). IACC of the stimuli was controlled by mixing diotic bandpass and dichotic independent bandpass noise in appropriate ratios. The auditory stimuli were binaurally delivered through plastic tubes and earpieces inserted into(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the integrative effects of visual stimuli with chemical senses (olfactory and gustatory) stimuli in humans. Noninvasive measurement tools such as magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are used to describe the mechanism of olfactory information processing in the human brain,(More)
Auditory motion can be simulated by presenting binaural sounds with time-varying interaural time delays. Human cortical responses to the rate of auditory motion were studied by recording auditory evoked magnetic fields with a 122-channel whole-head magnetometer. Auditory motion from central to right and then to central was produced by varying interaural(More)
Ultrasound can be perceived through bone conduction by the profoundly deaf as well as by normal-hearing subjects. Moreover, speech signals modulated onto ultrasound can be detected through bone conduction. This study explored how well listeners can understand ultrasonic speech and the confusion patterns to evaluate and improve bone-conducted ultrasonic(More)