Higuchi Hiroki

Child Development Research Group
Innovative Communication Lab
NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Contact Information:
hiroki.higuchi (*at*) ntt.com
2-4 Hikaridai, Seika, Souraku, Kyoto
619-0237, JAPAN


2017.3 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Tsukuba University
2013.3 M.S. in Behavioral science, Tsukuba University


  • Journal Paper
  • Conferences Paper

Journal Paper

  1. Higuchi, H., Moriguchi, Y., Murakami, H., Katsunuma, R., Mishima, K.,& Uno, A. Neural basis of hierarchical visual for processing of Japanese Kanji characters. Brain and behavior, 5(12), e00413, 2015.
  2. Narita, N., Saotome, A., Higuchi, H., Narita, M., Tazoe, M., & Sakatani, K. Impaired prefrontal cortical response by switching stimuli in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 10(2), 87-94, 2012.

Conference Paper

  1. Higuchi, H, Okumura, Y. & Kobayashi, T. (2019, March). Acquisition of letter-sound correspondence in Japanese-speaking 2-year-olds: An eye-tracking study. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, US.
  2. Higuchi, H., Okumura, Y., Fujita, S., Hattori, T., & Kobayashi, T: Influence of letter properties for Hiragana reading/writing acquisition, Association for Reading and Writing in Asia 2nd conference, Tsukuba, Japan, February, 2018.
  3. Higuchi, H., Moriguchi, Y., Murakami, H., Katsunuma, R., Mishima, K., & Uno, A: Differential Functional Connectivity Patterns between Japanese Real Kanji, Pseudo Kanji, and Artificial Characters. 2015 East Asia Joint Symposium on Reading and Spelling, Taipei, Taiwan, March, 2015.
  4. Higuchi, H., Moriguchi, Y., Katsunuma, R., Murakami, H., Oba, K., Terasawa, Y., Motomura, Y., Mishima, K., & Uno, A: Visual form processing of Japanese Kanji characters in the left inferior temporal region: An fMRI study. British Dyslexia Association 9th International Conference, Guilford, UK, March, 2014.
  5. Higuchi, H., Moriguchi, Y., Katsunuma, R., Oba, K., Terasawa, Y., Mishima, K., & Uno, A.: Brain activity during visual word form processing of Japanese Kanji : An fMRI study, Seoul, Korea, Feburary, 2013.