Makoto Miyatani

Last Updated :2020/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Education Office, Executive and Vice President
Web Site
E-mail
miyatanhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-1-1,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-6761 FAX : (+81)82-424-3481
Self-introduction
I'm in charge of education and study of psychology. I'm tackling the structure and function of the human cognition and action mainly by experimental methods. It is only slight understanding that we can get from individual experiment and study. But psychological researches are very attractive, and I cannot stop my clumsy approach to human being.

Basic Information

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Education, Japan, 1982/04, 1985/03
  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education, Japan, 1976/04, 1980/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Arts, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Psychology

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Psychology;Experimental psychology

Research Keywords

  • memory
  • emotion
  • attention
  • working memory
  • cognition
  • Event-related potentials(ERPs)

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Research Tutorial IIB
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Psychological Research Methods
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings I
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings II
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings III
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings IV
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Advanced Laboratory Project in Cognitive Psychology I
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Advanced Laboratory Project in Cognitive Psychology II
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Training in Psychology I
  11. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Psychology
  12. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Study in Psychology
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Psychology
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Study in Psychology
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Cognitive Psychology II
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Cognitive Psychology
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Cognitive Psychology
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology A
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology B
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic writing in psychology A
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Academic writing in psychology B
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on Psychology A
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Lecture on Psychology B
  25. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Seminar on Psychology I
  26. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Psychology II
  27. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar on Psychology III
  28. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Psychology IV
  29. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Theory and Practice for Mental Health Education
  30. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  31. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study
  32. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  33. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. How Can We Approach to the Sensible Information Through the Sensory and Perceptual Processes from a Psychobiological point of View?, The Bulletin of the Faculty of Education Hiroshima University, 40, 41-8, 19910301
  2. The N400 component of event-related potentials in schizophrenic patients : a preliminary study, Electroencephalography and clinical Neurophysiology, 78, 124-132, 19910201
  3. The time and distance judgments at different levels of discriminability of temporal and spatial information, Hiroshima Forum for Psychology, 10, 45-55, 19860301
  4. Cross-cultural differences in processes underlying sequential cognitive activity. (jointly-authoned), Japanese Psychological Research, 38(2), 90-96, 19960501
  5. The effect of informative and uninformative cueing of attention on feature integration., 128(1), 57-75, 20010101
  6. ERPs in schizophrenic patients during word recognition task and reaction times., Electroencephalography and clinical Neurophysiology, 92, 546-554, 19941101
  7. Event-related potentials during a visual search task: Effects of the arrangement and the number of display items., Hiroshima Forum for Psychology, 16, 1-16, 19950301
  8. The effects of context and expectancy on N400., Japanese Journal of Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology, 17(1), 21-31, 19990401
  9. The effects of attentional focusing in lexicon on N400 attenuation by semantic relation, Japanese Journal of Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology, 19(1), 15-23, 20010401
  10. A psychophysiological study on the function of the response-stop in the Eriksen Task., Japanese Psychological Research, 45(2), 100-108, 20030601
  11. Brain Activation during Manipulation of the Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study, NeuroImage, 21(4), 1604-1611, 20040401
  12. Affective integration speeds trait processing, Psychological Reports, 97, 810-818, 20050401
  13. Self-reference in elaborative processing of desirability of trait adjectives, Psychological Reports, 96, 1055-1065, 20050401
  14. Quantitative relation between conflict and response inhibition in the flanker task., Psychological Reports, 97(2), 515-526, 20051001
  15. Activation of self-knowledge reduces conflict during occupational choice: An ERP study, International Journal of Neuroscience, 20080301
  16. Relation between self-knowledge reference and self-monitoring of emotional state., Japanese Psychological Research, 49, 203-210, 20040401
  17. Function of the medical prefrontal cortex: Benchmark hypothesis., Japanese psychological review, 49, 592-612, 20060401
  18. Altruistic people show no self-reference effect in memory., Journal of General Psychology, 139, 29-41, 20120101
  19. The effect of informative and uninformative cueing of attention on feature integration, JOURNAL OF GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, 128(1), 57-75, JAN 2001
  20. Compensatory cortical activation during performance of an attention task by patients with diffuse axonal injury: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY, 78(2), 168-173, FEB 2007
  21. Brain activations in errorless and errorful learning in patients with diffuse axonal injury: A functional MRI study, BRAIN INJURY, 23(4), 291-298, 2009
  22. Does medial prefrontal cortex activity during self-knowledge reference reflect the uniqueness of self-knowledge?, JAPANESE PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 51(2), 69-84, MAY 2009
  23. MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX AND COGNITIVE REGULATION, PSYCHOLOGIA, 52(2), 93-109, JUN 2009
  24. Self-Knowledge Reduces Conflict by Biasing One of Plural Possible Answers, PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, 36(4), 455-469, APR 2010
  25. Spontaneous Facial Actions Map onto Emotional Experiences in a Non-social Context: Toward a Component-Based Approach, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8, MAY 4 2017
  26. Attentive Observation Is Essential for the Misattribution of Agency to Self-Performance, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8, JUN 2 2017
  27. Relation between choice-induced preference change and depression, PLOS ONE, 12(6), JUN 29 2017
  28. Spontaneous Facial Expressions Reveal New Action Units for the Sad Experiences, JOURNAL OF NONVERBAL BEHAVIOR, 41(3), 203-220, SEP 2017
  29. Spontaneous Facial Expressions Are Different from Posed Facial Expressions: Morphological Properties and Dynamic Sequences, CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 36(3), 593-605, SEP 2017
  30. Dynamic Displays Enhance the Ability to Discriminate Genuine and Posed Facial Expressions of Emotion, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 9, MAY 29 2018
  31. Affective auditory stimulus database: An expanded version of the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS-E), BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS, 50(4), 1415-1429, AUG 2018

Publications such as books

  1. 1993/09, Abnormality of contextual effect on ERPs in schizophrenia and N400 topography. , Psychophysiological Brain Research Vol. II., 1993, 09, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 254
  2. 1996, Late positive waves to novel sounds during audifory and visual selective attention. (共著) , Recent advances in event-related brain potential research. pp., 1996, Report, Cocompilation, 1098
  3. 2007/02, Dissociation of semantic and expectancy effects on N400 using Neely's version of semantic priming paradigm: N400 reflects post-lexical integration , 2007, 02, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  4. 2007/02, Interaction between semantic and syntactic processing in Japanese sentence comprehension , 2007, 02, Scholarly Book, Joint work