Last Updated :2020/07/01

Affiliations, Positions
Brain, Mind and KANSEI Sciences Reserch Center, Assistant Professor (Special Appointment)
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Research Interests: From Psychophysiology to Neuroscience of Brain and Body.  (*Health and Sickness start with the Mind.* / *Cultivate Sensitivity and Inspiration ~ KANSEI.* )

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2014/04/21, Hiroshima University, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Assistant Professor (Special Appointment)
  • 2010/12/13, 2014/03/31, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Research Associate
  • 2008/08/01, 2010/12/10, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Research Specialist
  • 2007/07/01, 2008/07/31, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Division of Cerebral Integration, JST Researcher
  • 2004/04/01, 2007/03/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Nagoya University, University of Pittsburgh, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC1, Visiting Scholar(2005.12~)
  • 2003, 2005, Primate Research Institute Kyoto University, Language & Intelligence Section, Collaborative Researcher

Educational Backgrounds

  • Nagoya University, Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Department of Social and Human Environment, Japan, 2004/04/01, 2007/03/31
  • Nagoya University, Master's Program, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Department of Social and Human Environment, Japan, 2002/04/01, 2004/03/31
  • Nagoya University, Department of Education, Japan, 1997/04/01, 2002/03/31

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Brain sciences;Basic / Social brain science

Research Keywords

  • Neurofeedback, Depression Biomarker, Emotion Regulation, Reinforcement Learning, Behavioral Adaptation, Error-related processings, etc.

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society of Mood Disorders

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Primary functional brain connections associated with melancholic major depressive disorder and modulation by antidepressants., Scientific Reports, 10(1), 3542, 2020 Feb 26
  2. Global connectivity and local excitability changes underlie antidepressant effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation., Neuropsychopharmacology., 2020 Feb 13
  3. Overlapping but asymmetrical relationships between schizophrenia and autism revealed by brain connectivity., Schizophrenia Bulletin., in press
  4. Harmonization of resting-state functional MRI data across multiple imaging sites via the separation of site differences into sampling bias and measurement bias, PLOS BIOLOGY, 17(4), 201904
  5. Predicting Ventral Striatal Activation During Reward Anticipation From Functional Connectivity at Rest, FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 13, 20190827
  6. Changes in resting-state brain networks after cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain, PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE, 48(7), 1148-1156, 201805
  7. Effects of behavioral activation on default mode network connectivity in subthreshold depression: A preliminary resting-state fMRI study, JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 227, 156-163, 201802
  8. Effects of behavioural activation on the neural circuit related to intrinsic motivation, BJPSYCH OPEN, 4(5), 317-323, 201809
  9. A prediction model of working memory across health and psychiatric disease using whole-brain functional connectivity, ELIFE, 7, 20181210
  10. Regional brain functions in the resting state indicative of potential differences between depression and chronic pain, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7, 20170607
  11. Patients with major depressive disorder exhibit reduced reward size coding in the striatum, PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 79, 317-323, 20171003
  12. Resting-State Functional Connectivity-Based Biomarkers and Functional MRI-Based Neurofeedback for Psychiatric Disorders: A Challenge for Developing Theranostic Biomarkers, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 20(10), 769-781, 201710
  13. Functional alterations of Postcentral gyrus Modulated by angry Facial expressions during intraoral Tactile stimuli in Patients with Burning Mouth syndrome: a Functional Magnetic resonance imaging study, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY, 8, 20171106
  14. Resting-state functional connectivity-based biomarkers and functional MRI-based neurofeedback for psychiatric disorders: a challenge for developing theranostic biomarkers., arXiv:1704.01350
  15. Patients with major depressive disorder exhibit reduced reward size cording in the striatum., Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
  16. Repetitive Brain Stimulation Induces Long-Term Plasticity across Patient Populations and Spatial Scales., Biological Psychiatry
  17. fMRI neurofeedback for depression
  18. Neural and sympathetic activity associated with exploration in decision-making: further evidence for involvement of insula, FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 8, 20141110
  19. Neural and sympathetic activity associated with exploration in decision-making: further evidence for involvement of insula., Front Behav Neurosci.
  20. Feeling bad about screwing up: Emotion regulation and action monitoring in the anterior cingulate cortex., Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.
  21. Subjective and model-estimated reward prediction: Association with the feedback-related negativity (FRN) and reward prediction error in a reinforcement learning task., International Journal of Psychophysiology
  22. Brain and autonomic association accompanying stochastic decision-making., NeuroImage
  23. Reward/Punishment reversal learning in older suicide attempters., American Journal of Psychiatry
  24. Regulation of natural killer cell redistribution by prefrontal cortex during stochastic learning, Neuroimage
  25. Polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene modulates brain and physiological responses to acute stress in Japanese men., Stress
  26. Focusing on somatic states to regulate emotion and genetic modulation., Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions
  27. Regulation of negative emotion by the cognitive task., Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions
  28. Blink before and after you think: Blinks occur prior to and following cognitive load indexed by pupillary responses., Psychophysiology
  29. Imaging brain and immune association accompanying cognitive appraisal of an acute stressor., NeuroImage
  30. Imaging brain and immune association accompanying cognitive appraisal of an acute stressor., NeuroImage
  31. Association of neural and physiological responses during voluntary emotion suppression., NeuroImage
  32. Eyeblink activity as an index of cognitive processing: temporal distribution of eyeblinks as an indicator of expectancy in semantic priming., Perceptual and Motor Skills
  33. Emotional face feedback effects on task performance.

Publications such as books

  1. 2006/03/10, Application of the psychophysiological and neuroscientific approaches., 9784414301540

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Neuroscience of Rumination and Depression, 2019/06/21, Without Invitation
  2. How can we develop biomarkers for novel depression treatments? ~ from neuroimaging biomarkers to neurofeedback studies ~, AsCNP2019, 2019/03/02, With Invitation
  3. Melancholic depression biomarker of resting-state functional connectivity., AsCNP2019, 2019/02/28, Without Invitation, Indonesia, Yogyakarta
  4. Classification of depression using whole-brain resting-state connectivity., Naho Ichikawa, Yasumasa Okamoto, 2018/07/27, Without Invitation
  5. Depressive rumination reduced by realtime fMRI neurofeedback of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) activity., Naho Ichikawa, Masahiro Takamura, Go Okada, Satoshi Yokoyama, Chiyo Shibasaki, Atsuo Yoshino, Youichiro Matsumoto, Jo Araki, Tomoko Koura, Yuki Sumiya, Yasumasa Okamoto & Shigeto Yamawaki, Real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference (rtFIN), 2017/11/30, Without Invitation, Nara, Japan
  6. A classifier of melancholic depression with whole-brain resting-state connectivity., Giuseppe Lisi, Noriaki Yahata, Go Okada, Masahiro Takamura, Ryu-ichiro Hashimoto, Takashi Yamada, Makiko Yamada, Tetsuya Suhara, Sho Moriguchi, Masaru Mimura, Yujiro Yoshihara, Hidehiko Takahashi, Kiyoto Kasai, Nobumasa Kato, Shigeto Yamawaki, Ben Seymour, Mitsuo Kawato, Jun Morimoto & Yasumasa Okamoto, Real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference (rtFIN), 2017/11/29, Without Invitation, Nara, Japan
  7. Neuroimaging biomarker of major depressive disorder. - Based on the resting-state fMRI functional connectivity -, Naho Ichikawa, Yasumasa Okamoto, Go Okada, Giuseppe Lisi, Noriaki Yahata, Jun Morimoto, Mitsuo Kawato, Koji Matsuo, Hirotaka Yamagata, Yoshifumi Watanabe, Shigeto Yamawaki, European Psychiatric Association (EPA), 2016/02/22, Without Invitation, Madrid, Spain
  8. Emotional Control Involves Value Computation in the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex, Biomarkers for Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities, 2015/02/01, Without Invitation, UK, Cambridge


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