Journal Publications

– 2024 –

  • Taylor JE, Oka T, Murakami M, Motegi T, Yamada T, Kawashima T, Kobayashi Y, Yoshihara Y, Miyata J, Murai T, Kawato M, & Cortese A , Paving the way for precision treatment of psychiatric symptoms with functional connectivity neurofeedback, medRxiv (2024),



  • Taiki Oka, Takatomi Kubo, Misa Murakami , Nao Kobayashi. The relationship of game genres, in-game purchases, and playing duration with probable gaming disorder in two independent, large-scale online surveys of Japanese adults,  Journal of behavioral addictions (2024)  DOI: 10.1556/2006.2023.00076


– 2023 –

  • Chiba T., Ide K., Murakami M., Kobayashi N., Oka T., Nakai F., Yorizawa R., Miyake Y., Hamamura T., Honjo M., Toda H., Kanazawa T., Boku S., Kubo T., Hishimoto A., Kawato M., Cortese A. Event-related PTSD symptoms as a high-risk factor for suicide – Longitudinal observational study, Nature Mental Health (accepted)


  • Takamura M., Okada G., Kamishikiryo T., Itai E., Kato M., Motegi T., Taylor J.E., Yoshioka T., Kawato M., Okamoto Y.  Application of functional connectivity neurofeedback in patients with treatment-resistant depression: A preliminary report,  Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, (2023) 14,


  • Hamamura T, Kobayashi N, Oka T, Kawashima I, Sakai Y, Tanaka CS, Honjo M. Validity, reliability, and correlates of the smartphone addiction scale-short version among Japanese adults, BMC Psychology, (2023) 11:78,



– 2022 –

  • Taylor JE, Yamada T, Kawashima T, Kobayashi Y, Yoshihara Y, Miyata J, Murai T, Kawato M & Motegi T. Depressive symptoms reduce when dorsolateral prefrontal cortex-precuneus connectivity normalizes after functional connectivity neurofeedback,  Scientific Reports (2022) 12 (2581) (preprint at medRxiv)  DOI :


– 2021 –

  • Oka T, Kubo T, Kobayashi N, Nakai F, Miyake Y, Hamamura T, Honjo M, Toda H, Boku S, Kanazawa T, Nagamine M, Cortese A, Takebayashi M, Kawato M & Chiba T. Multiple time measurements of multidimensional psychiatric states from immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic to one year later: a longitudinal online survey of the Japanese population,   Translational psychiatry (2021) 11(573): 1-7 (preprint at medRxiv)  DOI :






  • Tanaka S, Taylor JE, Sakagami M, The effect of effort on reward prediction error signals in midbrain dopamine neurons,  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences (2021) 41 : 152-159  DOI :


  • Oka T, Hamamura T, Miyake Y, Kobayashi N, Honjo M, Kawato M, Kubo T, Chiba T. Prevalence and risk factors of internet gaming disorder and problematic internet use before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A large online survey of Japanese adult, Journal of Psychiatric Research (2021) 142(10) : 218-225  (preprint at medRxiv)  DOI : 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.07.054


  • Cortese A, Yamamoto A, Hashemzadeh M, Sepulveda P, Kawato M, Martino BD. Value signals guide abstraction during learnin,  eLife (2021) 10 : e68943 (Preprint at bioRxiv)   DOI :


  • Cortese A, Tanaka SC, Amano K, Koizumi A, Lau H, Sasaki YShibata K, Taschereau-Dumouchel V, Watanabe T  & Kawato M. The DecNef collection, fMRI data from closed-loop decoded neurofeedback experiments, scientific data (2021) 8(65)  DOI :


  • Menara T, Lisi G, Pasqualetti F, Cortese A. Brain network dynamics fingerprints are resilient to data heterogeneity,  Journal of Neural Engineering (2021) 18 (2) : 026004 (preprint at bioRxiv)   DOI : 10.1088/1741-2552/abd684


– 2020 –

  • Chiba T, Oka T, Hamamura T, Kobayashi N, Honjo M, Miyake Y, Kubo T, Toda Hi, Kanazawa T, Boku S, Hishimoto A, Kawato M, Cortese A, PTSD symptoms related to COVID-19 as a high risk factor for suicide – Key to prevention, medRxiv (2020)  DOI :


  • Cortese A, Lau H, Kawato M. Unconscious reinforcement learning of hidden brain states supported by confidenc,  Nature Communications (2022) 11 (4429) : 1-14 DOI:


  • Chiba T, Ide K, Taylor JE, Boku S, Toda H, Kanazawa T, Kato S, Horiuchi Y, Hishimoto A, Maruyama T, Yamamoto T, Sora I, Kawato M, Koizumi A. A reciprocal inhibition model of alternations between under/overemotional modulatory states in patients with PTSD,  Molecular Psychiatry (2020) 26 : 5023–5039 (preprint at bioRxiv) DOI:


  • Taschereau-Dumouchel V, Cortese A, Lau H, Kawato M, Conducting decoded neurofeedback studies, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2020) 16 (8) : 838-848 (preprint at  PsyArXiv)


  • Taylor JE, Lau H, Seymour B, Nakae A, Sumioka H, Kawato M, Koizumi A. An Evolutionarily Threat-Relevant Odor Strengthens Human Fear Memory, frontiers in Neuroscience (2020) 14 (255)  doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00255


  • Taschereau-Dumouchel V, Chiba T, Koizumi A, Kawato M & Lau H. Multivoxel Neural Reinforcement Changes Resting-State Functional Connectivity Within the Threat Regulation Network, , bioRxiv (2020) 021956  doi:


– 2019 –

  • Taschereau-Dumouchel V, Kawato M, Lau H. Multivoxel pattern analysis reveals dissociations between subjective fear and its physiological correlates,  Molecular Psychiatry (2019)  s41380-019-0520-3 (preprint at bioRxiv)


  • Chiba T, Kanazawa T, Koizumi A, Ide K, Taschereau-Dumouchel V, Boku S, Hishimoto A, Shirakawa M, Sora I, Lau H, Yoneda H &  Kawato M. Current Status of Neurofeedback for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review and the Possibility of Decoded Neurofeedback,  frontiers in Human Neuroscience (2019) 13 (233),


  • Knotts JD, Cortese A, Tascherau-Dumouchel V, Kawato M & Lau H.  Multivoxel patterns for perceptual confidence are associated with false color detection, bioRxiv (2019) 735084, doi:


  • Cortese A, De Martino B, Kawato M, The neural and cognitive architecture for learning from a small sample,  Current Opinion Neurobiology (2019) 55: 133-141 (preprint at





– 2017 –

– 2016 –

  • Cortese A, Amano K, Koizumi A, Kawato M & Lau H, Multivoxel neurofeedback selectively modulates confidence without changing perceptual performance,  Nature Communications (2016) 7 (13669) : 1-18


  • Yamada T, Itahashi T, Nakamura M, Watanabe H, Kuroda M, Ohta H, Kanai C, Kato N, Hashimoto R, Altered functional organization within the insular cortex in adult males with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: evidence from connectivity-based parcellation, Molecular Autism (2016) 7 (41) : 1-15, DOI 10.1186/s13229-016-0106-8


  • Yahata N, Morimoto J, Hashimoto R, Lisi G, Shibata K, Kawakubo Y, Kuwabara H, Kuroda M, Yamada T, Megumi F, Imamizu H, Náñez Sr JE, Takahashi H, Okamoto Y, Kasai K, Kato N, Sasaki Y, Watanabe T, Kawato M. A small number of abnormal brain connections predicts adult autism spectrum disorder, Nature Communications (2016) 7 : e11254, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11254


– 2015 –



  • Lin I-F, Yamada T, Komine Y, Kato N, Kashino M. Enhanced segregation of concurrent sounds with similar spectral uncertainties in individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Scientific Reports (2015) 5 : 10524   DOi: 10.1038/srep10524


– 2012 –


– 2011 –

  • Shibata K, Watanabe T, Sasaki Y & Kawato M. Perceptual learning incepted by decoded fMRI neurofeedback without stimulus presentation,  Science (2011) 334 (6061) : 1413-1415, DOI: 10.1126/science.1212003