Katsushi Kagaya

Last updated: May 13, 2014 at 09:17
Katsushi Kagaya
Duke university, Durham, NC
Job title
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow for research abroad
PhD(Hokkaido University)
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I am interested in how animals prepare for movement. What is happening in the brain before movement? What does the brain activity means? To answer the question, I am working on ultrafast movement in mantis shrimp in the Patek lab at Duke university.

Research Areas


Published Papers

Katsushi Kagaya
Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry   29 3-10   2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Katsushi Kagaya, Masakazu Takahata
Science   332(6027) 365-368   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
Ogawa H, Kagaya K, Saito M, Yamaguchi T
Journal of insect physiology   57 326-338   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
Kagaya K, Takahata M
The Journal of neuroscience   30 1348-1362   Jan 2010   [Refereed]
Chikamoto K, Kagaya K, Takahata M
Zoological science   25 783-792   Aug 2008   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

*K. Kagaya, S. N. Patek
Annual Meeting of Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology   Jan 2014   
Readiness for voluntary movement: how do the brain generate readiness discharge? [Invited]
Katsushi Kagaya
invited talk (Tufts university)   Jun 2013   
Katsushi Kagaya
invited talk (Georgia state university)   May 2013   
invited talk (Ritsumeikan university)   May 2012   
Katsushi Kagaya
invited talk (Osaka university)   Dec 2011   
Sequential synaptic activation in the brain for voluntary initiation of walking in the crayfish [Invited]
*Katsushi Kagaya, Masakazu Takahata
International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, invited talk   Jan 2011   
Functional roles of brain neurons underlying spontaneously initiated walking in crayfish [Invited]
*Katsushi Kagaya, Masakazu Takahata
SICE Symposium on Decentralized Autonomous Systems   Jan 2011   
Characterization of brain neurons involved in spontaneously initiated walking in crayfish
*Katsushi Kagaya, Masakazu Takahata
Annual Meeting of Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology   Jan 2011