Graduate School Human and Environmental Studies/Cognitive, Behavioral and Health Sciences
Undergraduate School Cognitive, Behavioral and Health Sciences (Division of Cognitive and Information Sciences)
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Until 2023, the undergraduate school had five divisions. 'Division' provided above refers to the faculty member's former affiliation.
Research areas Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Experimental Psychology
Keywords Memory, Aging, Social Cognition, Emotion, Face, fMRI, Neuropsychology
Themes The main topic of my lab is to invesitgate the neural mechanisms underlying human long-term memory. As research techniques, we are employing 1) functional neuroimaging (fMRI) for healthy participants, and 2) neuropsychological approach for brain-damaged patients. Recently, we have been interested in not only the basic memory processes but also in the effects of healthy aging or socio-emotional processes on human memories.
Major publications ・Mihara M., Izumika R., Tsukiura T. Remembering unexpected beauty: Contributions of the ventral striatum to the processing of reward prediction errors regarding the facial attractiveness in face memory. NeuroImage, 2023, 282, 120408.

・Izumika R., Cabeza R., Tsukiura T. Neural mechanisms of perceiving and subsequently recollecting emotional facial expressions in young and older adults. J Cogn Neurosci, 2022, 34, 1183-1204.

・Tsuruha E., Tsukiura T. Effects of aging on the neural mechanisms underlying the recollection of memories encoded by social interactions with persons in the same and different age groups. Front Behav Neurosci. 2021, 15, 743064.

・Katsumi Y., Kondo N., Dolcos S., Dolcos F., Tsukiura T. Intrinsic functional network contributions to the relationship between trait empathy and subjective happiness. NeuroImage, 2021, 227, 117650.

・Sugimoto H., Dolcos F., Tsukiura T. Memory of my victory and your defeat: Contributions of reward- and memory-related regions to the encoding of winning events in competitions with others. Neuropsychologia, 2021, 152, 107733.

・Park P., Yamakado H., Takahashi R., Dote S., Ubukata S., Murai T., Tsukiura T. Reduced enhancement of memory for faces encoded by semantic and socioemotional processes in patients with Parkinson’s disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc (JINS), 2020, 26, 418-429.

・Yamawaki R., Nakamura K., Aso T., Shigemune Y., Fukuyama H., Tsukiura T. Remembering my friends: Medial prefrontal and hippocampal contributions to the self-reference effect on face memories in a social context. Hum Brain Mapp, 2017, 38, 4256-4269.

・Kaneda T., Shigemune Y., Tsukiura T. Lateral and medial prefrontal contributions to emotion generation by semantic elaboration during episodic encoding. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 2017, 17, 143-157.

・Sugimoto H., Shigemune Y., Tsukiura T. Competing against a familiar friend: Interactive mechanism of the temporo-parietal junction with the reward-related regions during episodic encoding, NeuroImage, 2016, 130, 261-272.

・Shingaki H., Park P., Ueda K., Murai T., Tsukiura T. Disturbance of time orientation, attention and verbal memory in amnesic patients with confabulation, J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 2016, 38, 171-182.

・Shigemune Y., Tsukiura T., Kambara T., Kawashima R. Remembering with gains and losses: Effects of monetary rewards and punishments on successful encoding activation of source memories, Cereb Cortex, 2014, 24, 1319-1331.

・Tsukiura T., Shigemune Y., Nouchi R., Kambara T., Kawashima R. Insular and hippocampal contributions to remembering people with an impression of bad personality, Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 2013, 8, 515-522.
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background 2001 PhD. Grad. Sch. Med., Tohoku Univ. (Prof. Yamadori Lab)
2001-2008 Research Scientist, Neurosci Res Inst. AIST, Tsukuba, Japan (Prof. Iijima Lab and Prof. Sugita Lab)
2006-2008 Visit. Researcher, Ctr. Cognitive Neurosci, Duke Univ., Durham, USA (Prof. Cabeza Lab)
2008-2011 Associate Prof., IDAC, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan (Prof. Kawashima Lab)
2011-2017 Associate Prof., Grad. Sch. Hum. Env. Sci., Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan
2017- Prof., Grad. Sch. Hum. Env. Sci., Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan (Present)

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