takashi nakao

Last Updated :2020/08/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
tnakaohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I'm a cognitive psychologist and psychophysiologist. The question driving me is: how we decide based on our internal criteria, how we construct the internal criteria, what is the function of the self, medial prefrontal cortex, and intrinsic brain activity.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2006/04/01, 2007/03/31, Hiroshima University, Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor
  • 2007/04/01, 2008/03/31, Hiroshima University, Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor
  • 2008/04/01, 2010/10/31, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,Japan., Research Fellow
  • 2009/05/01, 2012/03/31, University of Ottawa、 Canada., (Dr. Georg Northoff)、 Mind、 Brain Imaging and Neuroethics Institute of Mental Health Research Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2010/01/01, 2010/10/31, Excellent Young Researchers Overseas Visit Program., Research Fellow
  • 2011/04/01, 2012/03/31, JSPS, University of Ottawa, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
  • 2012/04/01, 2013/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Assistant Professor
  • 2013/04/01, Hiroshima University, Department of Psychology、 Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Psychology, Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Psychology;Experimental psychology

Research Keywords

  • self
  • Decision making
  • Spontaneous brain activity
  • EEG
  • fMRI

Affiliated Academic Societies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Psychological Experiments
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Advanced Laboratory Project in Cognitive Psychology I
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Psychological Statistics I
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Psychological Statistics II
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Psychological Research Methods
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings I
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings II
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings III
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings IV
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Neuro- and Physiological Psychology
  11. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Advanced Laboratory Project in Cognitive Psychology II
  12. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  13. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introduction to Psychology
  14. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Training in Psychology I
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Psychology
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Study in Psychology
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Project Research
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Psychology
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Study in Psychology
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Project Research
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Cognitive Psychology I
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Cognitive Psychology
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Cognitive Psychology
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society
  25. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology A
  26. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology B
  27. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic writing in psychology A
  28. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Academic writing in psychology B
  29. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on Psychology A
  30. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Lecture on Psychology B
  31. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Seminar on Psychology I
  32. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Psychology II
  33. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar on Psychology III
  34. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Psychology IV
  35. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Theory and Practice for Mental Health Education
  36. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  37. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study
  38. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  39. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. From neuronal to psychological noise - Long-range temporal correlations in EEG intrinsic activity reduce noise in internally-guided decision making, NEUROIMAGE, 201, 20191101
  2. Post-response beta-gamma power predicts the degree of choice-based learning in internally guided decision-making., Scientific reports, 6, 2016
  3. Resting-state EEG power predicts conflict-related brain activity in internally guided but not in externally guided decision-making., NeuroImage, 66, 2013
  4. Distinction between Externally vs. Internally Guided Decision-Making: Operational Differences, Meta-Analytical Comparisons and Their Theoretical Implications., Frontiers in neuroscience, 6, 2012
  5. Self-knowledge reduces conflict by biasing one of plural possible answers, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 455-469, 2010
  6. Rest-stimulus interaction in the brain: a review., Trends in neurosciences, 33(6), 2010
  7. How to bridge the spatiotemporal dynamics to mental functions: Comment on "Is temporo-spatial dynamics the "common currency" of brain and mind? In Quest of "Spatiotemporal Neuroscience" by Georg Northoff et al., Physics of Life Reviews.
  8. Pseudo-learning effects in reinforcement learning model-based analysis: A problem of misspecification of initial preference., psyarxiv, 20171125
  9. Affective auditory stimulus database: An expanded version of the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS-E)., Behavior research methods, 50(4), 2018
  10. Dynamic Displays Enhance the Ability to Discriminate Genuine and Posed Facial Expressions of Emotion., Frontiers in psychology, 9, 2018
  11. Why is the environment important for decision making? Local reservoir model for choice-based learning., PloS one, 13(10), 2018
  12. Relation between choice-induced preference change and depression., PloS one, 12(6), 2017
  13. Resting state glutamate predicts elevated pre-stimulus alpha during self-relatedness: A combined EEG-MRS study on "rest-self overlap"., Social neuroscience, 11(3), 2016
  14. Attentive Observation Is Essential for the Misattribution of Agency to Self-Performance, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8, 20170602
  15. Subjectivity of the Anomalous Sense of Self Is Represented in Gray Matter Volume in the Brain, FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 11, 20170509
  16. Local reservoir model for choice-based learning, arXiv, 2018
  17. Spontaneous Facial Expressions Are Different from Posed Facial Expressions: Morphological Properties and Dynamic Sequences, CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 36(3), 593-605, SEP 2017
  18. Spontaneous Facial Actions Map onto Emotional Experiences in a Non-social Context: Toward a Component-Based Approach, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8, 20170504
  19. Spontaneous Facial Expressions Reveal New Action Units for the Sad Experiences, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 2017
  20. Increased amygdala reactivity following early life stress: a potential resilience enhancer role., BMC psychiatry, 17(1), 2017
  21. BDNF as a possible modulator of EEG oscillatory response at the parietal cortex during visuo-tactile integration processes using a rubber hand., Neuroscience research, 124, 2017
  22. Neural overlap between resting state and self-relevant activity in human subcallosal cingulate cortex--single unit recording in an intracranial study., Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 60, 2014
  23. The Degree of Early Life Stress Predicts Decreased Medial Prefrontal Activations and the Shift from Internally to Externally Guided Decision Making: An Exploratory NIRS Study during Resting State and Self-Oriented Task., Frontiers in human neuroscience, 7, 2013
  24. Does medial prefrontal cortex activity during self-knowledge reference reflect the uniqueness of self-knowledge?, Japanese Psychological Research, 51, 69-84, 2009
  25. Altruistic people show no self-reference effect in memory., The Journal of general psychology, 139(1)
  26. Interindividual neural differences in moral decision-making are mediated by alpha power and delta/theta phase coherence, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9, 20190314
  27. Prior cognitive activity implicitly modulates subsequent emotional responses to subliminally presented emotional stimuli., Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience, 12(2), 2012
  28. Resting state low-frequency fluctuations in prefrontal cortex reflect degrees of harm avoidance and novelty seeking: an exploratory NIRS study., Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 7, 2013
  29. Amygdala dysfunction attenuates frustration-induced aggression in psychopathic individuals in a non-criminal population., Journal of affective disorders, 142(1-3), 2012
  30. Modulation of Emotion by Cognitive Activity., Psychological Topics, 22, 205-219, 2013
  31. Implicit attenuation of a subsequent emotion by cognitive activity, Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 476-484, 2011
  32. Self-reference in elaborative processing of desirability of trait adjectives., Psychological reports, 96(3 Pt 2), 2005
  33. Medial prefrontal cortex – dorsal anterior cingulate cortex connectivity during behavior selection without an objective correct answer., Neuroscience Letters, 482, 220-224, 2010
  34. The Structure of Mindful Brain, PLOS ONE, 7(9), 20120928
  35. Implicit attenuation of subsequent emotion by cognitive activity., Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience, 11(4), 2011
  36. KANSEI and Psychophysiology, Japanese Journal of Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology, 34(1), 1-7, 2016
  37. Neural bases of behavior selection without an objective correct answer., Neuroscience Letters, 459, 30-34, 2009
  38. Activation of self-knowledge reduces conflict during occupational choice: an ERP study., The International journal of neuroscience, 119(10), 2009
  39. The temporal signature of self: Temporal measures of resting-state EEG predict self-consciousness, HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING, 40(3), 789-803, 20190215
  40. MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX AND COGNITIVE REGULATION, PSYCHOLOGIA, 52(2), 93-109, 2009
  41. 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, 200702
  42. Relation between self-knowledge reference and self-monitoring of emotional state., Japanese Psychological Research, 49, 203-210, 20040401
  43. Affective integration speeds trait processing., Psychological reports, 97(3), 2005
  44. Interindividual neural differences in moral decision-making are mediated by alpha power and delta/theta phase coherence., Scientific reports, 9(1), 2019
  45. High working memory capacity facilitates distraction as an emotion regulation strategy, Current Psychology
  46. Long-range temporal correlation of intrinsic alpha oscillation predicts consistency of internally guided decision-making, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 131
  47. The effect of involuntary positive memory retrieval on mood repair of non-clinically depressed people, Current Psychology, 1-10
  48. The temporal signature of self: Temporal measures of resting-state EEG predict self-consciousness., Human brain mapping, 40(3), 2019

Publications such as books

  1. 2016/05, Reward- and aversion-related processing in the brain: translational evidence for separate and shared circuits, Resting state low-frequency fluctuations in prefrontal cortex reflect degrees of harm avoidance and novelty seeking: An exploratory NIRS study., Lausanne: Frontiers Media, 2016, 05, 英語, Nakao, T., Matsumoto, T., Shimizu, D., Morita, M., Yoshimura, S., Northoff, G., Morinobu, S., Okamoto, Y., and Yamawaki, S., 181, 72-80
  2. 2015/10/21, Decision-Making Experiments under a Philosophical Analysis: Human Choice as a Challenge for Neuroscience, Distinction between externally vs. internally guided decision-making: Operational differences, meta-analytical comparisons and their theoretical implications., Frontiers Media SA, 2015, 10, 英語, Nakao, T., Ohira, H., & Northoff, G., 978-2-88919-668-5, 123, 43-68, 43-68
  3. Owning a Body + Moving a Body = Me?, Attentive observation is essential for the misattribution of agency to self-performance, Frontiers Media SA, 2019, 英語, Kashihara, S., Kanayama, N., Miyatani, M., and Nakao, T., 978-2-88945-849-3, 122, 11

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Estimating parameters for false action memories in other-oriented observation inflation: Insights from a Bayesian multinomial processing tree approach., Kashihara, S., Namba, S., Russell, K., Miyatani, M., & Nakao, T., The 59th Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting,, 2018/11/15, Without Invitation
  2. The initiating ability of facial components and their combinations: testing the facial feedback hypothesis with prior feeling states, Namba Shushi, Russell Kabir, Fukuda Nao, Kobayashi Ryouta, Miyatani Makoto, Nakao Takashi, International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE 2017), 2017/07, Without Invitation, St. Rouis, USA
  3. Post-response beta-gamma power predicts the degree of choice-based learning in internally guided decision-making., Nakao Takashi, Kanayama Noriaki, Odani Misaki, Ito Yosuke, Hirata Yuki, Nasuno Reika, Hiramoto Ryosuke, Miyatani Makoto, Northoff Georg, The 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), 2016/07/27, Without Invitation
  4. Dynamic Facial Displays as Detectors of Authentically Expressed Emotions., Namba Shushi, Miyatani Makoto, Nakao Takashi, he 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), 2016/07/24, Without Invitation
  5. Genuinely Experienced Facial Expressions of Sadness, Namba, S., Makoto, M., & Nakao, T., The Second Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability (ACSUS), 2015/11/01, Without Invitation
  6. Resting-state EEG power predicts conflict-related brain activity in internally guided but not in externally guided decision-making., Nakao, T., Bai, Y., Nashiwa, H., and Northoff, G, The 17th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2014), 2014/09, Without Invitation, Hiroshima, Japan
  7. The initiating ability of facial components and their combinations: testing the facial feedback hypothesis with prior feeling states., Namba Shushi, Russell Kabir, Fukuda Nao, Kobayashi Ryouta, Miyatani Makoto, Nakao Takashi., the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE 2017),, Without Invitation
  8. Personality traits in enhanced cognitive abilities associated with video-game play, Hiramoto, Ryosuke., Miyatani, Makoto., Nakao, Takashi., The Seventh Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences., Without Invitation
  9. Working Memory Capacity Influences the Effect of Distraction., Ryota Kobayashi, Miyatani Makoto, Nakao Takashi, The Seventh Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences., Without Invitation
  10. The relationship between self-control and emotion regulation strategies: Cognitive reappraisal, distraction, and expressive suppression., Kobayashi Ryota, Miyatani Makoto, & Nakao Takashi., Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (HKICEPS2018), 2018/12/18, Without Invitation
  11. Interpersonal emotion regulation facilitates relationship satisfaction with friends: An actor–partner interdependence model study., Kobayashi Ryota, Nakashima Kenichiro, Miyatani Makoto, Nakao Takashi, Annual Convention of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP2019), Without Invitation
  12. Involuntary Memory Retrieval Alleviates Depressive Mood, Hashimoto Junya, Kanayama Noriaki, MIyatani Makoto, & Nakao Takashi, Annual Convention of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP2019), 2019/02/07, Without Invitation
  13. Interpersonal emotion regulation facilitates relationship satisfaction with friends: An actor–partner interdependence model study., Kobayashi Ryota, Nakashima Kenichiro, Miyatani Makoto, & Nakao Takashi, Annual Convention of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP2019), 2019/02/07, Without Invitation

Awards

  1. 2018/11/23, Distinguished Researcher, Hiroshima University

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2013, Frontiers in decision neuroscience, reviewer, 1
  2. 2013, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, reviewer, 1
  3. 2014, Frontiers in Psychology, reviewer, 1
  4. 2014, Neuroimage, reviewer, 2
  5. 2014, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, reviewer, 1
  6. 2014, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, reviewer, 1
  7. 2010, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, reviewer, 1
  8. 2015, Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, reviewer, 2
  9. 2015, Neuroimage, Reviewer, 3
  10. 2015, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, reviewer, 1
  11. 2016, PLOS ONE, Reviewer, 1
  12. 2016, Journal of Neurophysiology, reviewer, 1
  13. 2017, PlosONE, Reviewer, 1