Principal Investigator

Yuji Naya
declarative memory, neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience


納家 勇治,研究员


Research Interests:

Our research is aimed at characterizing the ‘information flow’ responsible for declarative memory across the medial temporal lobe memory system and related neocortical areas.  To achieve this goal, we use a behavioral neurophysiological approach using non-human primates.


Selected Publications:

   1. Zhang B., Wang F., Zhang Q. and Naya Y.* (2022) Distinct networks coupled with parietal cortex for spatial representations inside and outside the visual field. NeuroImage. 252:119041.
2. Zhang X., Naya Y.* (2022) Retrospective memory trace sustained by the human hippocampus during working memory task. Eur. J. Neurosci. 55:107-120.
3. Naya Y.*, (2021) Declarative Association Memory. In: Pfaff D.W., Volkow N.D., Rubenstein J. (eds) Neuroscience in the 21st Century 3rd. Springer, New York, NY.
4. Chen H.* and Naya Y.*, (2021) Reunification of Object and View-Center Background Information in the Primate Medial Temporal Lobe. Front Behav Neurosci 15: 756801
5. Yang C. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Hippocampal cells integrate past memory and present perception for the future. PLoS Biol 18(11): e3000876.
6. Chen H. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Automatic Encoding of a View-Centered Background Image in the Macaque Temporal Lobe., Cerebral Cortex. 30:6270-6283.
7. Zhang B., Naya Y.*, (2020) Medial prefrontal cortex represents the object-based cognitive map when remembering an egocentric target location, Cerebral Cortex. 30:5356-5371.
8. Xu Z., Shen B., Taji W., Sun P. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Convergence of distinct functional networks supporting naming and semantic recognition in the left inferior frontal gyrus, Human Brain Mapping 41: 2389-2405.
9. Chen H. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Forward Processing of Object–Location Association from the Ventral Stream to Medial Temporal Lobe in Nonhuman Primates, Cerebral Cortex 30:1260-1271.
10. Naya Y.*, Chen H., Yang C. and Suzuki WA., (2017) Contributions of primate prefrontal cortex and medial temporal lobe to temporal-order memory, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114:13555-13560.
11. Naya Y.* (2016) Declarative association. In Neuroscience in the 21st century 2nd, DW Pfaff & N Volkow ed. (Springer Science+Business Media, New York), 2651-2677.
12. Naya Y.* (2016) Declarative association in the perirhinal cortex. Neuroscience Research 113: 12-18.
13. Suzuki W. A.*, and Naya Y.*, (2014) The perirhinal cortex. Annual review of neuroscience 37:39-53.
14. Naya Y.* and Suzuki WA. (2011) Integrating what and when across the primate medial temporal lobe. Science 333: 773-776.
15. Naya Y. and Suzuki W.A.*, (2010) Associative memory in the medial temporal lobe. In Primate Neuroethology, A. Ghazanfar and M. Platt ed. (New York: Oxford University Press), pp 337-358.
16. Naya Y.*, Yoshida M., Takeda M., Fujimichi R. and Miyashita Y.* (2003) Delay-period activities in two subdivisions of monkey inferotemporal cortex during pair association memory task. Eur. J. Neurosci. 18: 2915-2918.
17. Naya Y.*, Yoshida M. and Miyashita Y.* (2003) Forward processing of long-term associative memory in monkey inferotemporal cortex. J. Neurosci. 23: 2861-2871.
18. Naya Y., Yoshida M. and Miyashita Y.* (2001) Backward spreading of memory-retrieval signal in the primate temporal cortex. Science 291:661-664.
19. Naya Y., Sakai K., and Miyashita Y.* (1996) Activity of primate inferotemporal neurons related to a sought target in pair-association task. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93:2664-2669.


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