Keiji Tanaka

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Keiji Tanaka
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Cognitive Brain Mapping Laboratory
Job title
Senior Team Leader
Ph.D. in Neuroscience(University of Tokyo)
Research funding number


The research of Keiji Tanaka has focused on the mechanisms of object vision in the inferotemporal cortex and related regions and the functional division and interaction in goal-oriented behavior in the prefrontal cortex and related brain sites. He uses single-cell recordings, anatomical tracing, and lesion-behavioral techniques in macaques and fMRI in human subjects.

Research Interests


Academic & Professional Experience

Senior Team Leader, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Head, RIKEN Brain Science Laboratory, Cognitive Brain Mapping Laboratory
Deputy Director, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Head, RIKEN, Information Science Laboratory
Head, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN, Laboratory for Neural Information Processing
Researcher, NHK Broadcasting Research Laboratories

Published Papers

Lehky SR, Tanaka K
Curr. Opinion Neurobiol.   37 23-35   2016   [Refereed]
The neural system of postdecision evaluation in rostral frontal cortex during problem-solving tasks
Wan X, Cheng K, Tanaka K
eNeuro   3 e0188-16.2016   2016   [Refereed]
Kuriki I, Sun P, Ueno K, Tanaka K, Cheng
Cereb. Cortex   25 4869-4884   2015   [Refereed]
Mansouri FA, Buckley MJ, Mahboubi M, Tanaka K
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A.   112 E3940-E3949   2015   [Refereed]
Wan X, Cheng K, Tanaka K
Nature Neurosci.   18 752-759   2015   [Refereed]
Anatomical inputs to the dorsal bank of the anterior cingulate sulcus in the macaque monkey
Eradath MK, Abe H, Matsumoto M, Matsumoto K, Tanaka K, Ichinohe N
Front. Neuroanat.   9.30    2015   [Refereed]
Eradath MK, Mogami T, Wang G, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   35 4350-4365   2015   [Refereed]
Okamura J, Yamaguchi R, Honda K, Wang G, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   34 15048-15059   2014   [Refereed]
Lehky SR, Roozbeh K, Esteky H, Tanaka K
Neural Computation   26 2135-2162   2014   [Refereed]
Kuwabara M, Mansouri FA, Buckley MJ, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   34 7531-7547   2014   [Refereed]
Mansouri FA, Buckley MJ, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   34 11016-11031   2014   [Refereed]
Costagli M, Ueno K, Sun P, Gardner JL, Wan X, Ricciardi E, Pietrini P, Tanaka K, Cheng K
Celeb. Cortex   24 110-118   2013   [Refereed]
Sun P, Gardner JL, Costagli M, Ueno K, Waggoner RA, Tanaka K, Cheng K
Celeb. Cortex   23(7) 1618-1629   2013   [Refereed]
Wan X, Takano D, Asamizuya T, Suzuki C, Ueno K, Cheng K, Ito T, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   32(48) 17492-17501   2012   [Refereed]
Watanabe M, Cheng K, Murayama Y, Ueno K, Asamizuya T, Tanaka K, Logothetis N
Science   334(6057) 829-831   2011   [Refereed]
Lehky SR, Kiani R, Esteky H, Tanaka K
J. Neurophysiol.   106(3) 1097-1117   2011   [Refereed]
Wan X, Nakatani H, Ueno K, Asamizuya T, Cheng K, Tanaka K
Science   331(6015) 341-346   2011   [Refereed]
Tajima S, Watanabe M, Imai C, Ueno K, Asamizuya T, Sun P, Tanaka K, Cheng K
J. Neurosci.   30(9) 3264-3270   2010   [Refereed]
Yamashita W, Wang G, Tanaka K
Eur. J. Neurosci.   31 327-335   2010   [Refereed]
Buckley MJ, Mansouri FA, Hoda H, Mahboubi M, Browning PFG, Kwok SC, Phillips A, Tanaka K
Science   325(5936) 52-58   2009   [Refereed]
Costagli M, Waggoner RA, Ueno K, Tanaka K, Cheng K
NeuroImage   45 749-757   2009   [Refereed]
Kriefeskorte N, Mur M, Ruff DA, Kiani R, Bodurka J, Esteky H, Tanaka K, Bandettini PA
Neuron   60(6) 1126-1141   2008   [Refereed]
Matsumoto M, Matsumoto K, Abe H, Tanaka K
Nature Neurosci.   10(5) 647-656   May 2007   [Refereed]
Matsumoto M, Matsumoto K, Tanaka K
Neurosci. Res.   57(2) 268-276   Feb 2007   [Refereed]
Lehky SR, Tanaka K
J. Neurophysiol.   97 1298-1310   Feb 2007   [Refereed]
Mansouri FA, Buckley MJ, Tanaka K
Science   318(5852) 987-990   2007   [Refereed]
Sun P, Ueno K, Waggoner RA, Gardner JL, Tanaka K, Cheng K
Nature Neurosci.   10(11) 1404-1406   2007   [Refereed]
Kiani R, Esteky H, Mirpour K, Tanaka K
J. Neurophysiol.   97 4296-4309   2007   [Refereed]
Suzuki W, Matsumoto K, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   26 10524-10535   Oct 2006   [Refereed]
Mogami T, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   26 6761-6770   Jun 2006   [Refereed]
Mansouri FA, Matsumoto K, Tanaka K
J. Neurosci.   26 2745-2756   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
Wang G, Obama S, Yamashita W, Sugihara T, Tanaka K
Nature Neurosci.   8(12) 1768-1775   Dec 2005   [Refereed]
Gardner JL, Sun P, Waggoner RA, Ueno K, Tanaka K, Cheng K
Neuron   47(4) 607-620   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
Kiani R, Esteky H, Tanaka K
J. Neurophysiol.   94 1587-1596   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
Matsumoto K, Tanaka K
Current opinion in neurobiology   14 178-185   Apr 2004   [Refereed]
Matsumoto K, Suzuki W, Tanaka K
Science   301(5630) 229-232   Jul 2003   [Refereed]
Columns for complex visual object features in the inferotemporal cortex: clustering of cells with similar but slightly different stimulus selectivities.
Tanaka K
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)   13 90-99   Jan 2003   [Refereed]
Mansouri FA, Tanaka K
Behavioural brain research   136 415-426   Nov 2002   [Refereed]
Cheng K, Waggoner RA, Tanaka K
Neuron   32(2) 359-374   2001   [Refereed]
Inferotemporal cortex and object vision.
Tanaka K
Ann. Rev. Neurosci.   19 109-139   1996   [Refereed]
Wang G, Tanaka K, Tanifuji M
Science   272(5268) 1665-1668   1996   [Refereed]
Tanaka K
Science   262(5134) 685-688   1993   [Refereed]
Fujita I, Tanaka K, Ito M, Cheng K
Nature   360(6402) 343-346   1992   [Refereed]