Dr. Wako Yoshida

Senior Researcher

I am a cognitive neuroscientist studying human decision making and social interaction. My research integrates computational modeling and brain imaging experiments to develop mechanistic accounts of brain function, with a particular focus on the function of the prefrontal cortex. I did my Ph.D in Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) with Shin Ishii, and then worked at Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in University College London (UCL) as a post-doc with Karl Friston and Ray Dolan. I am now at ATR (Kyoto, Japan) as Senior Researcher in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience. My research is supported by a contract with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists A.