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. Naya Y*, and Suzuki WA, Integrating what and when across the primate medial temporal lobe, Science, 333, 773-776. 2011.

2. Suzuki WA*, and Naya Y, Two Routes for remembering the Past, Cell, 147, 493-495, 2011.

3. Matsui T., Koyano KW., Koyama M., Nakahara K., Takeda M., Ohashi Y., Naya Y., Miyashita Y*, MRI-based localization of electrophysiological recording sites within the cerebral cortex at single-voxel accuracy. Nature Methods 4, 161-168. 2007.

4. Takeda M, Naya Y, Fujimichi R, Takeuchi D, and Miyashita Y*. Active maintenance of associative mnemonic signal in m&111nkey inferior temporal cortex. Neuron 48: 839-848.  2005.

5. Naya Y*, Yoshida M, and Miyashita Y*, Forward processing of long-term associative memory in m&111nkey inferotemporal cortex. J. Neurosci. 23, 2861-2871. 2003.

6. Naya Y, Yoshida M and Miyashita Y*, Backward Spreading of Memory-Retrieval Signal in the Primate Temporal Cortex. Science 291:661-664. 2001.

7. Naya Y, Sakai K., and Miyashita Y*, Activity of primate inferotemporal neurons related to a sought target in pair-association task. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93:2664-2669. 1996.



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