Journal Papers

In press

  • Imamizu H., Kawato M. (in press). Cerebellar internal models: Implications for the dexterous use of tools.  Cerebellum.


  • Tanaka H, Homma K, Imamizu H. (2011). Physical delay but not subjective determines the learning rate in prism adaptation. Experimental Brain Research. 208(2), 257-68 PubMed
  • Toda A, Imamizu H, Kawato M, Sato MA.(2011). Reconstruction of two-dimensional movement trajectories from selected magnetoencephalography cortical currents by combined sparse Bayesian methods. Neuroimage. 54(2), 892-905. PubMed


  • Imamizu,H. (2010). Prediction of sensorimotor feedback from the efference copy of motor commands: A review of behavioral and functional neuroimaging studies. Japanese Psychological Research, 52(2), 107-20.
  • Yamagishi, N., Anderson, S., Kawato, M. (2010). The observant mind: self-awareness of attentional status, Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, 277, 3421-3426. PubMed
  • Hirose, S., Hagura, N., Matsumura, M., Naito, E. Human rostral dorsal premotor cortex mediates graspability judgment of external objects by evaluating hand motor capability.(2010). Brain Research ,1313 134-142. PubMed


  • Hirose, S., Oouchida, Y., Matsumura, M., Naito, E. (2009).Viewing hand grip enhances observer’s grip force in a body-part specific manner . NeuroReport, 20(16), 1477-1480 . PubMed
  • Shibata, K., Yamagishi, N., Ishii, S., Kawato, M. (2009). Boosting perceptual learning by fake feedback. Vision Research, 49, Issue 21, 2574-2585 . PubMed
  • Higuchi, S., Chaminade, T., Imamizu, H., Kawato, M. (2009). Shared neural correlates for language and tool use in Broca’s area . NeuroReport, Vil.20, 1376-1381 . PubMed
  • Nambu, I., Osu, R., Sato, M., Ando, S., Kawato, M., Naito, E. (2009). Single-trial reconstruction of finger-pinch forces from human motor-cortical activation measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). NeuroImage, 47, Issue 2, 628-637 . PubMed
  • Imamizu, H., Kawato, M. (2009). Brain mechanisms for predictive control by switching internal models: implications for higher-order cognitive functions . Psychological Research, 73, 4, 527-544 . PubMed
  • Yamakawa, Y., Kanai, R., Matsumura, M., Naito, E. (2009). Social distance evaluation in human parietal cortex . PLoS ONE , 4, Issue 2, e4360 . PubMed


  • Callan, A. M., Osu, R., Yamagishi, Y., Callan, D. E., Inoue, N. (2008). Neural correlates of resolving uncertainty in driver’s decision making. Human Brain Mapping (Wiley Inter Science Online), 30, Issue 9, 2804-2812 .
  • Yoshioka, T., Sato, M., Toyama, K., Yamashita, O., Nishina, S., Yamagishi, N., Kawato, M. (2008). Evaluation of hierarchical Bayesian method through retinotopic brain activities reconstruction from fMRI and MEG signals. NeuroImage, 42, Issue 4, 1397-1413 .
  • Imamizu, H., Kawato, M. (2008). Neural correlates of predictive and postdictive switching mechanisms for internal models . Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 42, 10751-10765 .
  • Franklin, D. W., Burdet, E., Tee, K. P., Osu, R., Chew, C., Milner, T., Kawato, M. (2008). CNS learns stable, accurate and efficient movements using a simple algorithm . Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 44, 11165-11173 .
  • Imamizu, H. (2008). Mechanisms of human sensoriomotor-learning and their implications for brain communication . The IEICE Transactions on Communications , E91-B, 7, 2102-2108 .
  • Oizumi, M., Miyawaki, Y., Okada, M. (2008). Rate reduction for associative memory model in Hodgkin-Huxley type network . Journal of the Physical Society of Japan , 77, 6, 064802:1-064802:6 .
  • Hagura, N., Oouchida, Y., Aramaki, Y., Okada, T., Matsumura, M., Sadato, N., Naito, E. (2008). Visuokinesthetic perception of hand movement is mediated by cerebro-cerebellar interaction between the left cerebellum and right parietal cortex . Cerebral Cortex , 19, 1, 176-186 .
  • Chaminade, T., Oztop, E., Cheng, G., Kawato, M. (2008). From self-observation to imitation: Visuomotor association on a robotic hand. Brain Research Bulletin, 75, 775-784 .
  • Yamagishi, N., Callan, D. E., Anderson, S. J., Kawato, M. (2008). Attentional changes in pre-stimulus oscillatory activity within early visual cortex are predictive of human visual performance . Brain Research, 1197, 115-122 .


  • Franklin, D. W., So, U., Burdet, E., Kawato, M. (2007). Visual feedback is not necessary for the learning of novel dynamics . PLoS ONE , 2, Issue 12, e1336 .
  • Shibata, K., Yamagishi, N., Goda, N., Yoshioka, T., Yamashita, O., Sato, M., Kawato, M. (2007). The Effects of feature attention on prestimulus cortical activity in the human visual system . Cerebral Cortex , Vool.18, 10, 1664-1675 .
  • Naito, E., Scheperjans, F., Eickhoff, S. B., Amunts, K., Roland, P. E., Zilles, K., Ehrsson, H. H. (2007). Human superior parietal lobule is involved in somatic perception of bimanual interaction with an external object. Journal of Neurophysiology , 99, 695-703 .
  • Milner, T. E., Hinder, M. R., Franklin, D. W. (2007). How is somatosensory information used to adapt to changes in the mechanical environment? . Progress in Brain Research , 165, 363-372 .
  • Franklin, D. W., Liaw, G., Milner, T. E., Osu, R., Burdet, E., Kawato, M. (2007). Endpoint stiffness of the arm is directionally tuned to instability in the envirnment. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 29, 7705-7716.
  • Ashida, H., Yamagishi, N., Anderson, S. J. (2007). The relative contributions of colour and luminance signals towards the visuomotor localisation of targets in human peripheral vision . Experimental Brain Research, 183, 425-434 .
  • Milner, T. E., Franklin, D. W., Imamizu, H., Kawato, M. (2007). Central control of grasp: Manipulation of objects with complex and simple dynamics. NeuroImage, 36, 388-395 .
  • Naito, E., Nakashima, T., Kito, T., Aramaki, Y., Okada, T., Sadato, N. (2007). Human limb-specific and non-specific brain representations during kinesthetic illusory movements of the upper and lower extremities . Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 3476-3487 .
  • Hagura, N., Takei, T., Hirose, S., Aramaki, Y., Matsumura, M., Sadato, N., Naito, E. (2007). Activity in the posterior parietal cortex mediates visual dominance over kinesthesia . Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 26, 7047-7053 .
  • Imamizu, H., Higuchi, S., Toda, A., Kawato, M. (2007). Reorganization of brain activity for multiple internal models after short but intensive training. Cortex (Special Issue), 43, Issue 3, 339-349 .
  • Higuchi, S., Imamizu, H., Kawato, M. (2007). Cerebellar activity evoked by common tool-use execution and imagery tasks: An fMRI study. Cortex (Special Issue), 43, Issue 3, 350-358 .
  • Amano, K., Goda, N., Nishida, S., Ejima, Y., Takeda, T., Ohtani, Y. (2007). Estimation of the timing of human visual perception from magnetoencephalography. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 15, 3981-3991 .
  • Imamizu, H., Sugimoto, N., Osu, R., Tsutsui, K., Sugiyama, K., Wada, Y., Kawato, M. (2007). Explicit contextual information selectively contributes to predictive switching of internal models. Experimental Brain Research, 181, 395-408.
  • Oizumi, M., Miyawaki, Y., Okada, M. (2007). Higher order effects on rate reduction for networks of Hodgkin-Huxley neurons. Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 76, 4, 044803:1-044803:6 .
  • Nishina, S., Yazdanbakhsh, A., Watanbe, T., Kawato, M. (2007). Depth propagation on illusory surface . Journal of Optical Society of America A , 24, 4, 905-910 .
  • Ganesh, G., Franklin, D. W., Gassert, R., Imamizu, H., Kawato, M. (2007). Accurate real-time feedback of surface EMG during fMRI. Journal of Neurophysiology, 97, 1, 912-920 .