Kashino Diverse Brain Research Laboratory

Kashino Diverse Brain Research Laboratory

Makio Kashino, Ph.D.
Makio Kashino, Ph.D.
NTT Fellow, Head of Kashino Diverse Brain Research Laboratory

Human cognition can be characterized by its remarkable flexibility, implicitness, and diversity (“implicitness” refers to the fact that significant processing proceeds without awareness and out of voluntary control). We aim at elucidating the nature and mechanisms of those aspects of cognition. Specifically, we focus on mental and physical skills of top athletes, preference and impression of music, and sensory-motor characteristics of developmental disorder.

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2021.5.6Journal article

A research article on the effects of esports play on physiological states and the physiological synchrony was published in Heliyon.
Watanabe, K., Saijo, N., Minami, S. & Kashino, M.(2021). The effects of competitive and interactive play on physiological state in professional esports players, Heliyon 7(4), e06844.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06844

2021.4.15Journal article

A research article on relationship between effort of baseball pitching (ball speed) and muscle activity was published in Scientific Reports.
Effort-dependent effects on uniform and diverse muscle activity features in skilled pitching. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1–14.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87614-z

2021.2.25Journal article

A research article on a novel rehabilitation method for patients with Parkinson's disease was published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. This study was a collaborative research project with Showa University School of Medicine on perception of time.
Honma, M., Murakami, H., Yabe, Y., Kuroda, T., Futamura, A., Sugimoto, A., Terao, Y., Masaoka, Y., Izumizaki, M., Kawamura, M.,& Ono, K. (2021). Stopwatch training improves cognitive functions in patients with Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 00, 1-12.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jnr.24812

February 1st, 2021Journal article

A research article on comfortable and convenient ski-turn skill assessment was published in Sensors.
Matsumura, S., Ohta, K., Yamamoto, S.-I., Koike, Y., & Kimura, T. (2021). Comfortable and Convenient Turning Skill Assessment for Alpine Skiers Using IMU and Plantar Pressure Distribution Sensors. Sensors, 21(3), 834.
https://doi.org/10.3390/s21030834

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