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Lab. Members

Kazumasa Umeda Postdoctoral Fellow
Taijiro Doi Postdoctoral Fellow
Atsuko Maruyama JST Researcher
Yuri Shinomoto JST Technical Assistant
Koji Ikezoe Graduate Student(D3)
Yasuyo Kotake Graduate Student(D3)
Shingo Tanaka Graduate Student(D3)
Mikio Inagaki Graduate Student(D3)
Takahiro Doi Graduate Student(D2)
Yoshiya Mori Graduate Student(D2)
Yasutaka Okazaki Graduate Student(D1)
Hiroshi Shiozaki Graduate Student(D1)
Takahiro Okada Graduate Student(M2)
Maki Takano Graduate Student(M2)
Masaki Himeno Graduate Student(M2)
Takayuki Wakatsuchi Graduate Student(M2)
Shuntaro Aoki Graduate Student(M1)
Keisuke Kunizawa Graduate Student(M1)
Daisuke Hosoyama Graduate Student(M1)
Tomofumi Oga Graduate Student(M1)
Kyoko Yoshimura Secretary

Publication list

Original papers (English)

  1. Kaneko, H., Tamura, H., Kawashima, T., Suzuki, S. S., Fujita, I.(2007) Efficient signal processing of multineuronal activities for neural interface and prosthesis. Methods of Information in Medicine, 46: 147-150
  2. Yoneshima, H., Yamasaki, S., Voelker, C. C. J., Molnar, Z., Christophe, E., Audinat, E., Takemoto, M., Nishiwaki, M., Tsuji, S., Fujita, I., Yamamoto, N. (2006) ER81 is expressed in a subpopulation of layer 5 neurons in rodent and primate neocortices. Neuroscience 137(2), 401-412
  3. Uka, T., Tanabe, S., Watanabe, M., Fujita, I. (2005) Neural correlates of fine depth discrimination in monkey inferior temporal cortex. J. Neurosci. 25: 10796-10802
  4. Tanabe, S., Doi, T., Umeda, K., Fujita, I. (2005) Disparity-Tuning characteristics of neuronal responses to dynamic random-dot stereograms in macaque visual area V4. J. Neurophysiol. 94: 2683-2699
  5. Kaneko, T., Tamura, H., Kawashima, T., Suzuki, S., Fujita, I. (2005) Efficient signal processing of multineuronal activities for neural interface and prosthesis. "Proceedings of The 5th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation, pp. 263-266
  6. Tamura, H., Kaneko, H., Kawasaki, K., Fujita, I. (2005) Quantitative analysis of functional clustering of neurons in the macaque inferior temporal cortex. Neurosci. Res.52: 311-322
  7. Shinomoto, S., Miyazaki, Y., Tamura, H., Fujita, I.(2005) Regional and laminar differences in in vivo firing patterns of primate cortical neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 94:567-575
  8. Tanigawa, H., Wang, Q., Fujita, I. (2005) Organization of horizontal axons in the inferior temporal cortex and primary visual cortex of the macaque monkey. Cerebral Cortex 15: 1887-1899
  9. Tanabe, S., Umeda, K., Fujita,I. (2004) Rejection of false-matches for binocular correspondence in macaque visual cortical area V4. J. Neurosci. 24: 8170-8180
    Tanabe, S., Umeda, K., Fujita,I. (2004) Rejection of false-matches for binocular correspondence in macaque visual cortical area V4. J. Neurosci. 24: 8170-8180
  10. Tamura, H., Kaneko, H., Kawasaki, K., Fujita, I. (2004) Presumed inhibitory neurons in the macaque inferior temporal cortex: visual response properties and functional interactions with adjacent neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 91: 2782-2796.
  11. Yoshiyama, K., Uka, T., Tanaka, H. and Fujita, I. (2003) Architecture of binocular disparity processing in monkey inferior temporal cortex. Neurosci. Res. 48:155-167
  12. Wang, Y., Fujita, I. and Murayama, Y. (2003) Coding of visual patterns and textures in monkey inferior temporal cortex. NeuroRep., 14:453-457.
  13. Xu, L., Tanigawa, H. and Fujita, I. (2003) Distribution of AMPA-type glutamate receptor subunits (GluR2/3) along the ventral visual pathway in the monkey. J. Comp. Neurol., 456:396-407.
  14. Watanabe, M., Tanaka, H., Uka, T. and Fujita, I. (2002) Disparity-selective neurons in area V4 of macaque monkeys. J. Neurophysiol ., 87:1960-1973.
  15. Wang, Y., Fujita, I., Tamura, H. and Murayama, Y. (2002) Contribution of GABAergic inhibition to receptive field structures of monkey inferior temporal cortex neurons. Cerebral Cortex, 12:62-74.
  16. Shimojo, S., Paradiso, M. and Fujita, I. (2001) What visual perception tells us about mind and brain. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 98:12340-12341.
  17. Tanaka, H., Onoe, H., Tsukada, H. and Fujita, I. (2001) Attentional modulation of neural activity in the macaque inferior temporal cortex during global and local processing. Neurosci. Res., 39:469-472.
  18. Tanaka, H., Uka, T., Yoshiyama, K.,Kato, M. and Fujita, I. (2001) Processing of shape defined by disparity in inferior temporal cortex. J. Neurophyiol., 85:735-744
  19. Tanaka, H. and Fujita, I. (2000) Global and local processing of visual patterns. Neuroreport, 11:2881-2884.
  20. Wang, Y., Fujita, I. and Murayama, Y. (2000) Neuronal mechanisms of selectivity for object features revealed by blocking inhibition in inferotemporal cortex. Nature Neurosci.,3:807-813
  21. Uka, T., Tanaka, H., Yoshiyama, K., Kato, M and Fujita, I. (2000) Disparity Selectivity of Neurons in Inferior Temporal Cortex. J. Neurophysiol., 84:120-132.
  22. Takao, M., Wang, Y., Miyoshi, T., Fujita, I. and Fukuda, Y.(2000) A new intraretinal recording system with Multiple-barreled electrodes for pharmacological studies on cat retinal ganglion cells. J. Neurosci. Methods, 97:87-92
  23. Uka, T., Tanaka, H., Kato, M. and Fujita, I. (1999) Behavioral evidence for visual perception of 3-dimensional surface structures. Vision Res., 39:2399-2410.
  24. Tanigawa, H., Fujita, I., Kato, M. and Ojima, H. (1998) Distribution, morphology, and GABA immunoreactivity of horizontally projecting neurons in the inferior temporal cortex. J. Comp. Neurol., 401:129-143.
  25. Murayama, Y., Fujita, I.and Kato, M. (1997) Contrasting forms of synaptic plasticity in inferotemporal and primary visual cortices. Neuroreport, 8:1503-1508.
  26. Fujita, I. and Fujita, T. (1996) Intrinsic connections in the inferior temporal cortex. J. Comp. Neurol., 368:467-486.
  27. Ito, M., Tamura, H., Fujita, I. and Tanaka, K. (1995) Size and position invairance of neuronal responses in inferotemporal cortex. J. Neurophysiol., 73: 218-226.
  28. Ito, M., Fujita, I., Tamura, H. and Tanaka, K. (1994) Processing of contrast polarity of visual images in the inferotemporal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 5: 499-508.
  29. Fujita, I., Tanaka, K., Ito, M. and Cheng, K. (1992) Columns for visual features of objects in inferotemporal cortex. Nature, 360: 343-346.
  30. Fujita, I., Sorensen, P.W., Stacey, N.E. and Hara, T.J. (1991) The olfactory system, not the terminal nerve, functions as the primary chemosensory pathway mediating responses to sex pheromones in the goldfish. Brain Behav. Evol., 38: 313-321.
  31. Fujita, I. and Konishi, M. (1991) The role of GABAergic inhibition in processing of interaural time difference in the owl's auditory system. J. Neurosci., 11: 722-739.
  32. Carr, C.E., Fujita, I. and Konishi, M. (1989) Distribution of GABAergic neurons and terminals in the auditory system of the barn owl. J. Comp. Neurol., 286: 190-207.
  33. Onoe, H., Ueno, R., Fujita, I., Nishino, H., Oomura, Y. and Hayaishi, O. (1988) Prostaglandin D2, a cerebral sleep-inducing substance. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 85: 4082-4086.
  34. Oomura, Y., Aou, S., Koyama, Y., Fujita, I. and Yoshimatsu, H. (1988) Central control mechanism of sexual behavior. Brain Res. Bull., 20:863-870.
  35. Koyama, Y., Fujita, I., Aou,S. and Oomura, Y. (1988) Proceptive presenting elicited by electrical stimulation of the hypothalamus. Brain Res., 446: 199-203.
  36. Fujita, I., Satou, M. and Ueda, K. (1988) Morphology of physiologically
    identified mitral cells in the carp olfactory bulb: a light microscopic study after intracellular staining with horseradish peroxidase. J. Comp. Neurol., 267: 253-268.
  37. Hori, T., Kiyohara, T., Oomura, Y., Nishino, H., Aou, S. and Fujita, I. (1987) Activity of thermosensitive neurons of preoptic hypothalamus during thermoregulatory operant behavior. Brain Res. Bull., 18: 649-55
  38. Hori, T., Kiyohara, T., Shibata, M., Oomura, Y., Nishino, H., Aou, S. and Fujita, I. (1986) Responsiveness of preoptic thermosensitive neruons to non-thermal emotional stimuli. Brain Res. Bull., 17:75-82.
  39. Fujita, I., Satou, M. and Ueda, K. (1985) Ganglion cells of the terminal nerve: morphology and electrophysiology. Brain Res., 335: 148-152.
  40. Yamamoto, T., Oomura, Y., Nemoto, S., Fujita, I. and Nishino, H. (1985) A new method for drug application using electrolysis of water. Brain Res. Bull., 15:527-528.
  41. Nozaki, M., Fujita, I., Saito, N., Tsukahara, T., Kobayashi, H. and Ueda, K. (1985) Distribution of LHRH-like immunoreactivity in the brain of the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) with special reference to the nervus terminalis. Zool. Sci., 2:537-547.
  42. Fujita, I., Satou, M. and Ueda, K. (1984) A field potential study of centripetal and centrifugal connections of the olfactory bulb in the carp, Cyprinus carpio (L.). Brain Res., 321: 33-44.
  43. Satou, M., Oka, Y., Kusunoki, M., Matsushima, T., Kato, M., Fujita, I. and Ueda, K. (1984) Telencephalic and preoptic areas integrate sexual behavior in hime salmon (landlocked red salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka): results of electrical brain stimulation experiments. Physiol. Behav., 33:441-447
  44. Satou, M., Fujita, I., Ichikawa, M., Yamaguchi, K. and Ueda, K. (1983) Field potential and intracellular studies of the olfactory bulb in the carp: evidence for a functional separation of the carp olfactory bulb into lateral and medial subdivisions. J. Comp. Physiol., 152: 319-333.

Reviews and Book chapters (English)

  1. Tanabe, S., Umeda, K., Fujita, I. (2004) Neural mechanisms of binocular correspondence in monkey visual area V4. Technical Report on Attention and Cognition No.6 online publication http://www.L.u-tokyo.ac.jp/AandC/
  2. Tamura, H., Kaneko, H., Kawasaki, K. and Fujita, I. (2003) Inhibitory mechanisms underlying stimulus-selective responses of inferior temporal neurons. In: The Neural Basis of Early Vision, 11: 245-249.
  3. Fujita, I. (2002) The inferior temporal cortex: architecture, computation, and representation. J. Neurocytol., 31:359-371.
  4. DeFelipe, J., Elston, G.N., Fujita, I., Fuster, J., Harrison, K.H., Hof, P.R., Kawaguchi, Y., Martin, K.A.C., Rockland, K.S., Thomson, A.M., Wang, S.S.-H., White, E.L.. and Yuste, R. (2002) Neocortical circuits: evolutionary aspects and specificity versus non-specificity of synaptic connections. Remarks, main conclusions and general comments and discussion. J. Neurocytol., 31: 387-416.
  5. Fujita, I. (1997) Inferior temporal cortex: columns and horizontal axons. In: Physiology and Anatomy of the Association Cortices (Sakata, H. et al. eds), Harwood Academic Publ. pp.259-268.
  6. Fujita, I., Kato, M., Murayama, Y. and Uka, T. (1996) Functional architecture and synaptic plasticity in the inferior temporal cortex. In: Integrative and Molecular Approach to Brain Function (Ito, M. And Miyashita, Y. eds.), Elsevier, pp.147-155.
  7. Tanaka, K., Fujita, I., Kobatake, E., Ito, M., Cheng, K. and Tamura, H. (1995) Neuronal mechanisms of object recognition. RIKEN Review 9: 3-4.
  8. Fujita, I. (1995) The warp and weft in the inferior temporal cortex. In: Emotion, Memory and Behavior (Nakajima, T. and Ono, T. eds.), Japan Scientific Press, pp. 79-89.
  9. Fujita, I. (1993) Columns in the inferotemporal cortex: machinery for visual representation of objects. Biomed. Res. 14, S4:21-27.
  10. Tanaka, K., Fujita, I., Kobatake, E., Cheng, K. and Ito, M. (1993) Serial processing of visual object-features in the posterior and anterior parts of the inferotemporal cortex. In: Brain Mechanisms of Perception and Memory (Ono, T., Squire, L., Perrett, D., Fukuda, M. eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 34-46.
  11. Fujita, I. (1992) Detection of object features in visual cortices. In: Advanced Computing for Life-Science, pp. 191-196.
  12. Fujita, I. (1987) Electrophysiology of the terminal nerve in cyprinids. In: The Terminal Nerve (Nervus Terminalis): Structure, Function and Evolution (Demski, L.S. and Schwanzel-Fukuda, M. eds.) Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 519: 69-79.
  13. Hayaishi, O., Ueno, R., Onoe, H., Osama, H., Fujita, I., Nishino, H. and Oomura, Y. (1987) Prostaglandin D2 induces sleep when infused into the cerebral ventricle. In: Advances in Prostaglandin, Thromboxane, and Leucotriene Research. Vol. 17, (Samueleson, B., Paoletti, R. and Ramwell, P.W. eds.) Raven Press, New York, pp. 946-948.
  14. Satou, M., Oka, Y., Fujita, I., Yamaguchi, K., Nagai, T., Koyama, Y., Shirahata, S. and Ueda, K. (1980) Effects of preoptic lesions on male reproductive behavior in the hime salmon, landlocked Onchorhynchus nerka. In: Integrative Control Functions of the Brain. (Ito, M., Tsukahara, N., Kubota, K. and Yagi, K. eds.) Kodansha, Tokyo, 3: 333-335.

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