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Hirokazu Tanaka Associate Professor
School of Information Science、Human Life Design Area


B.S from Kyoto University (1995), M.S from Kyoto University (1997), Ph.D from Kyoto University (2000)

■Professional Career

Research Fellow at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1999), Researcher at RIKEN BSI (2000), Postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University(2001), Research Specialist at Salk Institute for Biological Studies (2005), Researcher at National Institute of Information and communications Technology (2007), Researcher at Advanced Research Lab, Hitachi (2009)


Computational Neuroscience, Biomedical Signal Processing, Psychophysics, Neuroimaging

■Research Keywords

Brain, Neuroscience, Computational Theory, Computational Model, Motor Control, Sensory Processing


◇Published Papers

  • 計算論モデルによる認知発達過程の理解,田中宏和,ベビーサイエンス・日本赤ちゃん学会,15,2016/1
  • 脳を理解するとはどういうことか ーある計算論的神経科学者の頭の中ー,田中宏和,Brain and Nerve, 医学書院,2016/11
  • Modeling the motor cortex: Optimality, recurrent neural networks, and spatial dynamics.,Tanaka, H.,Neuroscience Research,in press.

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◇Lectures and Presentations

  • Computational Motor Control,Hirokazu Tanaka,Series Lectures on Modeling of Speech Production,Tianjin University,Oct/2011
  • Temporal Dynamics of Directional Tuning and Reference Frames in Human Reaching Task revealed by high-density EEG,Hirokazu Tanaka, Makoto Miyakoshi, Scott Makeig,1st International Symposium on Embodied-Brain Systems Science (EmboSS 2016),Tokyo,2016/5
  • Directional tuning and reference frames revealed by noninvasive EEG in humans: a computational MoBI study,Hirokazu Tanaka, Makoto Miyakoshi, Scott Makeig,International Conference of Psychology 2016 (ICP2016),Yokohama,2016/7

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■Extramural Activities

◇Academic Society Affiliations

  • The Japanese Neuroscience Society,Regular Member,2012-
  • Society for Neuroscience,Regular Member,2003-

■Academic Awards Received

  • Japan-Germany Frontier-of-Science Symposium Attendee,Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Australia-Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program,The Engineering Academy of Japan
  • 6th Motor Control Workshop (MC2012),Japanese Society for Motor Control