HIKARI KIRIMOTO

Last Updated :2023/01/06

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Professor
Web Site
E-mail
hkirimotohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research fields are 1) Non-invasive brain stimulation to facilitate the treatment of various neurological disorders, 2)Neural basis of precise hand movement. I would like to contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of rehabilitation

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1998/04, 2002/02, KOMAGINO HOSPITAL
  • 2005/04, 2007/03, International University of Health and Welfare, Research Associate
  • 2007/04, 2011/03, NIIGATA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, Lecturer
  • 2011/04, 2015/03, NIIGATA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, Associate Professor
  • 2015/04, 2017/05, NIIGATA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, Professor
  • 2017/06/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Meiji University, Japan, 1987/04, 1991/03
  • National sanatoria Tokyo hospital affiliated rehabilitation academy, Japan, 1995/04, 1998/03
  • National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Japan, 2003/04, 2005/03
  • Graduate School of MEdical Sciences, Kyushu University, 2005, 2007

Academic Degrees

  • National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya
  • Kyushu University

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Biomedical engineering;Rehabilitation science / Welfare engineering
  • Complex systems;Health / Sports science;Sports science

Research Keywords

  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Motor control
  • Sensory information processing

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japanese Society of Occupational Therapy Research
  • Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
  • Institute of Complex Medical Engineering (Councillor)
  • Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysioligy
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • European College of Sport Science
  • Japan Biomagnetism and Bioelectomagnetics Society
  • Japan Society of Exercise and Sports Physiology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Fundamental Kinesiology
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of Kinesiology
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program I
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program II
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program III
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program V
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Kinesiology lab.
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice I
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice II
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Preliminary Research Practice
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program IV
  14. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program V
  15. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Basic kinesiology for rehabilitation
  16. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of motion anaylsis
  17. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Occupational therapy Sciences
  18. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Intoroduction to research methods in occupational therapy I
  19. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Intoroduction to research methods in occupational therapy II
  20. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Principles of Rehabilitation
  21. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Methodology of Education for Health Promotion
  22. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅲ(Experiment Research)
  23. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅲ(Experiment Research)
  24. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  25. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  26. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  27. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  28. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  29. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  30. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  31. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  32. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  33. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  34. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  35. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  36. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  37. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  38. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Control Science for Sensorimotor Neuroscience

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Effect of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the sensorimotor cortex on somatosensory evoked potentials in humans, Brain Stimulation, 7(6), 836-840, 2014
  2. ★, Sensorimotor modulation differs with load type during constant finger force or position, PLoS ONE, 2014
  3. ★, Transcranial direct current stimulation over premotor cortex modifies the excitability of the ipsilateral primary motor and somatosensory cortices, IEEE/Complex Medical Engineering, 1, 1-15, 2009
  4. ★, Electromyogram patterns during sustained low-level plantar flexions and changes in blood flow for "Alternate activity" among the triceps surae muscles, Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and sports, 55(4), 393-402, 2006
  5. Effects of cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation to primary somatosensory cortex on short-latency afferent inhibition, Neuroreport, 26(11), 634-637, 2014
  6. Effects of cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation to primary somatosensory cortex on short-latency afferent inhibition, Neuroreport, 15(3), 270-278, 2015
  7. The modulatory effect of electrical stimulation on the excitability of the corticospinal tract varies according to the type of muscle contraction being performed., Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2014
  8. Induction of cortical plasticity for reciprocal muscles by paired associative stimulation, Brain and Behavior, 4(6), 822-832, 2014
  9. Electrical stimulation of denervated rat skeletal muscle retards trabecular bone loss in early stages of disuse musculoskeletal atrophy, Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, 14(2), 220-228, 2014
  10. Response time and muscle activation patterns of the upper limbs during different strikes in kendo., Archives of Budo, 9(2), 101-106, 2014
  11. The effect of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the primary motor or somatosensory cortices on somatosensory evoked magnetic fields, Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(1), 60-67, 2015
  12. No relation between afferent facilitation induced by digital nerve stimulation and the latency of cutaneomuscular reflexes and somatosensory evoked magnetic fields, Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2014
  13. Motor Cortex-Evoked Activity in Reciprocal Muscles is Modulated by Reward Probability, PLoS ONE, 2014
  14. Reliability and validity of measurements of knee extension strength obtained from nursing home residents with dementia, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 88(11), 924-933, 2009
  15. Neuromagnetic activation of primary and secondary somatosensory cortex following tactile-on and tactile-off stimulation, Clinical Neurophysiology, 121(4), 588-593, 2010
  16. Magnetic field strength properties in bone marrow during pulsed electromagnetic stimulation, Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3(12), 1156-1160, 2010
  17. Muscle-afferent projection to the sensorimotor cortex after voluntary movement and motor-point stimulation: An MEG study, Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(3), 605-610, 2011
  18. Response training shortens visuo-motor related time in athletes, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(8), 586-590, 2011
  19. Frequent alternate muscle activity of plantar flexor synergists and muscle endurance during low-level static contractions as a function of ankle position, The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 61(5), 411-419, 2011
  20. Predicting recovery of bilateral upper extremity muscle strength after stroke, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43(10), 935-943, 2011
  21. Reciprocal changes in input-output curves of motor evoked potentials while learning motor skills, Brain Research, 1473, 114-123, 2012
  22. Neuromagnetic activation following active and passive finger movements, Brain and Behavior, 3(2), 178-192, 2013
  23. Modulation of the cortical silent period elicited by single- and paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation, BMC Neuroscience, 2013
  24. Repeated practice of a Go/NoGo visuomotor task induces neuroplastic change in the human posterior parietal cortex: an MEG study, Experimental Brain Research, 226(4), 495-502, 2013
  25. Predicting Recovery of Cognitive Function Soon after Stroke: Differential Modeling of Logarithmic and Linear Regression, PLoS ONE, 2013
  26. Corticomotor excitability induced by anodal transcranial direct current stimulation with and without non-exhaustive movement, Brain Research, 1529, 83-91, 2013
  27. Effect of the number of pins and inter-pin distance on somatosensory evoked magnetic fields following mechanical tactile stimulation, Brain Research, 1535, 78-88, 2013
  28. Activation of the human premotor cortex during motor preparation in visuomotor tasks, Brain Topography, 26(4), 581-590, 2013
  29. Changes over time in structural plasticity of trabecular bone in rat tibiae immobilized by reversible sciatic denervation, Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, 13(3), 251-258, 2013
  30. Visuo-motor related time analysis using electroencephalograms, World Journal of Neuroscience, 3(3), 142-146, 2013
  31. ★, Transcranial Static Magnetic Field Stimulation over the Primary Motor Cortex Induces Plastic Changes in Cortical Nociceptive Processing, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00063, 201802
  32. Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability Depends on the Pattern of Mechanical Tactile Stimulation, Neural Plasticity, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5383514, 201804
  33. Decrease in short-latency afferent inhibition during corticomotor postexercise depression following repetitive finger movement., Brain Behav, 9(7(7)), e00744, 201706
  34. Electrical Stimulation of Denervated Rat Skeletal Muscle Ameliorates Bone Fragility and Muscle Loss in Early-Stage Disuse Musculoskeletal Atrophy., Calcif Tissue Int, 100(4), 420-430, 201702
  35. ★, Difference in Cortical Relay Time Between Intrinsic Muscles of Dominant and Nondominant Hands, J Mot Behav, 49(4), 467-475, 201707
  36. ★, Non-invasive modulation of somatosensory evoked potentials by the application of static magnetic fields over the primary and supplementary motor cortices, Sci Rep, 2016 Oct 4;6:34509, 201610
  37. Effect of muscle contraction strength on gating of somatosensory magnetic fields, Exp Brain Res, 234(11), 3389-3398, 201611
  38. Inhibitory effect of intensity and interstimulus interval of conditioning stimuli on somatosensory evoked magnetic fields, Eur J Neurosci, 44(4), 2104-2113, 201607
  39. Do Differences in Levels, Types, and Duration of Muscle Contraction Have an Effect on the Degree of Post-exercise Depression?, Front Hum Neurosci, 10:159. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00159. eCollection 2016., 201604
  40. Effect of Range and Angular Velocity of Passive Movement on Somatosensory Evoked Magnetic Fields, Brain Topogr, 29(5), 693-703, 201609
  41. Modulation of Cortical Inhibitory Circuits after Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation over the Primary Motor Cortex, Front Hum Neurosci, 10:30. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00030. eCollection 2016, 201602
  42. ★, Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Over the Supplementary Motor Area Improves Anticipatory Postural Adjustments in Older Adults, FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 12, 20180803
  43. Change-Driven M100 Component in the Bilateral Secondary Somatosensory Cortex: A Magnetoencephalographic Study, BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY, 32(3), 435-444, 201905
  44. Low-Frequency Electrical Stimulation of Denervated Skeletal Muscle Retards Muscle and Trabecular Bone Loss in Aged Rats, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 16(6), 822-830, 2019
  45. ★, Influence of static magnetic field stimulation on the accuracy of tachystoscopically presented line bisection., Brain Sciences, 10(12), 20201218
  46. Evoked Potential as a Pain Evaluation Index for Neonatal Procedural Pain., Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 7, 20200505
  47. ★, The effects of transcranial static magnetic fields stimulation over the supplementary motor area on anticipatory postural adjustments., Neuroscience Letters, 723, 20200224
  48. Magnification of visual feedback modulates corticomuscular and intermuscular coherences differently in young and elderly adults., NeuroImage, 220, 20201015
  49. Can Event-Related Potentials Evoked by Heel Lance Assess Pain Processing in Neonates? A Systematic Review., children, 8(2), 20210116
  50. ★, Excitability of the ipsilateral primary motor cortex during unilateral goal-directed movement, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Brain Imaging and Stimulation, 202107
  51. Midfrontal theta as moderator between beta oscillations and precision control., NeuroImage, 235, 20210330
  52. ★, Null Effect of Transcranial Static Magnetic Field Stimulation over the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex on Behavioral Performance in a Go/NoGo Task, Brain Sciences, 11(4), 20210411
  53. Efects of transcranial static magnetic stimulation over the primary motor cortex on local and network spontaneous electroencephalogram oscillations, Scientific reports, 20210415
  54. ★, Transient Modulation of Working Memory Performance and Event-Related Potentials by Transcranial Static Magnetic Field Stimulation over the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex., Brain Sciences, 11(6), 20210602

Publications such as books

  1. 2011/04, Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technologies for Dementia, Neuroscience and Biomedical Applications, The relationship between knee extension strength and activities of daily living in patients with dementia, IGI Global, Hershey, USA, 2011/04, Scholarly Book, Joint work

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Repeated bout rate enhancement of finger tapping does not occur in musicians, Ito K, Watanabe T, Yunoki K, Matsumoto T, Chen X, Kubo N, Kuwabara T, Ishida H, Horinouchi T, Kirimoto H., The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences, 2021/07/15, Without Invitation, English
  2. The effect of piano playing experience on tapping synchronization to different sensory modalities, Ito K, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Yunoki K, Chen X, Kubo N, Kuwabara T, Ishida H, Horinouchi T, Kirimoto H., The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences, 2021/07/15, Without Invitation, English
  3. Cutaneous stimulus registration and information processing differ during constant finger force and position., Yunoki K, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Kuwabara T, Chen X, Ito K, Ishida H, Horinouchi T, Kirimoto H, The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Brain Sciences, 2021/07/15, Without Invitation, English, published
  4. Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the supplementary motor area modulates function of anticipatory postural adjustments., Kuwabara T, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Yunoki K, Kubo N, Chen X, Mima T, Kirimoto H., Federation of European neuroscience society Forum 2020, 2020/07/11, Without Invitation, English
  5. Excitability of the ipsilateral primary motor cortex during unilateral finger movement: the effect of hand dominance., Matsumoto T, Watanabe T, Kuwabara T, Yunoki K, Chen X, Kubo N, Kirimoto H., Federation of European neuroscience society Forum 2020, 2020/07/11, Without Invitation, English
  6. Greater amount of visual information increases corticomuscular coherence in elderly but not in young adults., Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Yunoki K, Kuwabara T, Kubo N, Chen X, Mima T, Kirimoto H., Federation of European neuroscience society Forum 2020, 2020/07/11, Without Invitation, English
  7. The effects of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the supplementary motor area on the function of anticipatory postural adjustments., Kuwabara T, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Yunoki K, Kubo N, Chen X, Mima T, Kirimoto H., 14th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, 2020/08/11, Without Invitation, English
  8. Laterality of intracortical inhibition in the ipsilateral primary motor cortex during unilateral finger movement., Matsumoto T, Watanabe T, Kuwabara T, Yunoki K, Chen X, Kubo N, Kirimoto H., 14th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, 2020/08/11, Without Invitation, English
  9. Changes in corticomuscular and intermuscular coherences associated with visuomotor control, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Yunoki K, Kuwabara T, Kubo N, Chen X, Mima T, Kirimoto H., 14th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, 2020/08/11, Without Invitation, English
  10. The effects of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation on the accuracy of tachystoscopically presented line bisection, Yunoki K, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Kuwabara T, Kubo N, Chen X, Mima T, Kirimoto H., 14th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, 2020/08/11, Without Invitation, English
  11. Transcranial static magnetic stimulation over the temporal lobe induces plastic changes in the accuracy of tachystoscopically presented line bisection, Yunoki K, Watanabe T, Matsumoto T, Kuwabara T, Kubo N, Chen X, Mima T, Kirimoto H., Federation of European neuroscience society Forum 2020, 2020/07/11, Without Invitation, English
  12. The effects of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the premotor cortex or dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on reaction time, Kubo N, Tsuru D, Chin X, Watanabe T, Mima T, Kirimoto H, Neural Oscillation Conference 2019, 2019/11/17, Without Invitation, English
  13. The effect of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the supplementary motor area on the function of anticipatory postural adjustments, Tsuru D, Kubo N, Chin X, Watanabe T, Mima T, Kirimoto H, Neural Oscillation Conference 201, 2019/11/17, Without Invitation, English, preprint
  14. Influence of static magnetic field stimulation on the accuracy of tachystoscopically presented line bisection, Kirimoto H, Mima T, Ogata K, Nakazono H, Tsuru D, Nami K, Chin X, Shozo Tobimatsu, Neuroscience, 2019, 2019/10/23, Without Invitation, English, preprint
  15. Influence of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the temporal lobe on the accuracy of tachystoscopically presented line bisection, 2018/10/14, Without Invitation, Japanese
  16. Neural basis of therapeutic effect of transcranial static magnetic field stimulation, Hikari Kirimoto, The 12th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, 2018/09/06, With Invitation, English, Institute of Complex Medical Engineering, Shimane, Japan, preprint
  17. Modulation of cortical somatosensory processing by the application of tSMS, Hikari Kirimoto, The 1st International Workshop for Static Magnetic Stimulation, 2018/06/17, With Invitation, English, Kyoto, preprint
  18. Modulation of somatosensory and nociceptive evoked potentials by the application of static magnetic fields, Hikari Kirimoto, The 33rd Annual meeting of Japan Biomagnetism and Bioelectromagnetics Society, 2018/06/15, With Invitation, English, Japan Biomagnetism and Bioelectromagnetics Society, Hiroshima, preprint
  19. Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the primary motor cortex decreases cortical nociceptive processing, Kirimoto H, Tamaki H, Otsuru N, Yamashiro K, Onishi H, 2017/12/01, Without Invitation, Japanese
  20. The influence of ballistic movement at upper limb on the excitability of plantar flexor and extensor muscles, Kuwabara T, Matsumoto T, Kirimoto H, The 51st Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress & Expo in Tokyo 2017, 2017/09/23, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  21. Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation over the primary motor cortex decreases cortical nociceptive processing, Kirimoto H, Tamaki H, Onishi H, The 51st Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress & Expo in Tokyo 2017, 2017/09/22, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2018

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Institute of Complex Medical Engineering, 2016/10

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The 33rd Annual meeting of Japan Biomagnetism and Bioelectromagnetics Society, 2018/
  2. The 1st International Workshop for Static Magnetic Stimulation, 2018/01, 2018/06
  3. 2016/

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2019, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Others, Reviewer, 2
  2. 2019, Journal of Neurophysiology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  3. 2019, Neuroscience Research, Others, Reviewer, 1
  4. 2019, Translational Sports Medicine, Others, Reviewer, 1
  5. 2018, Neuroscience Research, Others, Peer Reviewer, 1
  6. 2018, Brain Stimulation, Others, Peer Reviewer, 2
  7. 2018, Neuroscience Letter, Peer Reviewe, 3
  8. 2018, Experimental Brain Research, Peer Reviewer, 1
  9. 2018, Neuromoduration, Peer Reviewer, 3
  10. 2017, Scientific Reports, Peer reviewer, 1
  11. 2017, Brain Stimulation, Peer Reviewer, 1
  12. 2017, Neuroscience Letter, Peer Reviewer, 1
  13. 2017, Journal of physiological sciences, Peer Reviwer, 1
  14. 2016, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Peer reviewer, 1
  15. 2016, Frontiers in human neuroscience, Peer Reviewer, 1
  16. 2016, Brain Stimulation, Peer Reviewer, 2
  17. 2017, Japanese Occupational Therapy Research, 2
  18. 2017, The Japanese Society of Occupational Therapy Research, Editor, 2
  19. 2016, Japanese Occupational Therapy Research, Peer Reviewer, 4