Hiromasa Takemura

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Name
Hiromasa Takemura
E-mail
htakemurnict.go.jp
Affiliation
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Section
Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)
Job title
Researcher (Tenure-track)
Degree
Ph.D(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Osaka University
Research funding number
50631313
ORCID ID
0000-0002-2096-2384

Profile

The human brain has many long-range connections throughout white matter, which are essential for communication across distant brain regions having different functions. Recent progress on diffusion MRI and fiber tractography opens an avenue for identifying white matter fascicles in the living human brain. I think that an understanding of the tissue and network properties of white matter is crucial for elucidating how the human brain is able to process massive information throughout efficient communications across distant regions.

Using diffusion MRI and fiber tractography, I am studying the long-range white matter fascicles and examining the tissue properties along fascicles in relation to behavior, health and disease. In particular, I am focusing on the white matter fascicles involved in visual processing and multi-sensory integration. I am also developing the analysis method to improve the performance of fiber tractography.

Research Areas

 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
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Today
Researcher (Tenure-track), Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
 
Apr 2018
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Today
Guest Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
 
Apr 2017
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Mar 2018
Visiting Academic Staff, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
 
Jun 2015
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Mar 2018
Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
 
Apr 2015
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Mar 2018
Superlative Postdoctoral (SPD) Fellow, JSPS
 

Awards & Honors

 
Feb 2018
Outstanding Abstract Award, ISMRM Japanese Chapter
 
Apr 2017
Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
 
Jun 2011
Young Investigator Award, Japan Young Physiologist Association
 
Mar 2011
Ichiko Memorial prize, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Jan 2011
Ikushi Prize, JSPS
 
Dec 2010
Best Presentation Award, The Japanese Psychonomic Society
 
Jul 2010
Best Student Poster Presentation Award, Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision,
 
Mar 2009
Prize for Encouragement, Department of Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Jan 2009
Best Presentation Award, Vision Society of Japan
 
Dec 2008
Best Presentation Award, The Japanese Psychonomic Society
 

Published Papers

 
Daniel Bullock, Hiromasa Takemura, Cesar F. Caiafa, Lindsey Kitchell, Brent McPherson, Bradley Caron, Franco Pestilli
Brain Structure and Function   224(8) 2631-2660   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Hiromasa Takemura*, Shumpei Ogawa*, Aviv A. Mezer, Hiroshi Horiguchi, Atsushi Miyazaki, Kenji Matsumoto, Keigo Shikishima, Tadashi Nakano, Yoichiro Masuda (*: equal contributions)
NeuroImage: Clinical   23 101826   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Hiroki Oishi*, Hiromasa Takemura*, Shuntaro C. Aoki, Ichiro Fujita, Kaoru Amano (*:equal contributions)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   115(48) 12289-12294   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Hiromasa Takemura, Franco Pestilli, Kevin S. Weiner
Neuroscience Research   146 1-12   Jul 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Maiko Uesaki, Hiromasa Takemura, Hiroshi Ashida
Brain Structure and Function   223(1) 489-507   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Hiromasa Takemura, Franco Pestilli, Kevin S. Weiner, Georgios A. Keliris, Sofia M. Landi, Julia Sliwa, Frank Q. Ye, Michael A. Barnett, David A. Leopold, Winrich A. Freiwald, Nikos K. Logothetis, Brian A. Wandell
Cerebral Cortex   27(6) 3346-3359   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Ariel Rokem, Hiromasa Takemura, Andrew S. Bock, K. Suzanne Scherf, Marlene Behrmann, Brian A. Wandell, Ione Fine, Holly Bridge, Franco Pestilli
Journal of Vision   17(2)(4) 1-30   Feb 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Hiromasa Takemura, Cesar F. Caiafa, Brian A. Wandell, Franco Pestilli
PLoS Computational Biology   12(2) e1004692   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Hiromasa Takemura, Ariel Rokem, Jonathan Winawer, Jason D. Yeatman, Brian A. Wandell, Franco Pestilli
Cerebral Cortex   26(5) 2205-2214   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Shumpei Ogawa, Hiromasa Takemura, Hiroshi Horiguchi, Masahiko Terao, Tomoki Haji, Franco Pestilli, Jason D. Yeatman, Hiroshi Tsuneoka, Brian A. Wandell, Yoichiro Masuda
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science   55(10) 6976-6986   Oct 2014   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Hiromasa Takemura, Naotsugu Tsuchiya
Brain Science Dictionary      Aug 2012   [Refereed][Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Understanding major white matter pathways in visual system: from neuroimaging to neuroanatomy.
Hiromasa Takemura
The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision   1 Aug 2019   
Using macromolecular tissue volume mapping to identify subdivisions in human lateral geniculate nucleus.
Hiroki Oishi, Hiromasa Takemura, Kaoru Amano
The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision   30 Jul 2019   
White matter connections of the human cingulate sulcus visual area (CSv).
Maiko Uesaki, Michele Furlan, Andrew T. Smith, Hiromasa Takemura
The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision   30 Jul 2019   
White matter tracts adjacent to the cingulate sulcus visual area (CSv) assessed with diffusion MRI.
Maiko Uesaki, Hiromasa Takemura, Michele Furlan, Andrew T. Smith
Organization for Human Brain Mapping   13 Jun 2019   
Ultra high-resolution mapping of occipital white matter tracts disentangles current controversies.
Hiromasa Takemura, Markus Axer, Nicola Palomero-Gallagher, David Gräßel, Matthew J. Jorgensen, Roger Woods, Karl Zilles
Organization for Human Brain Mapping   13 Jun 2019   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Quantification and prediction of information transmission efficiency in the human brain
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Hiromasa Takemura

Teaching Experience

 
 

Others

 
Organizer of Neuro2010 student-organized satellite symposium "Crosstalk with young researcher"
Sep, 2010