TAKEMI, Mitsuaki

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TAKEMI, Mitsuaki
The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Education (Division of Physical and Health Education)
Job title
JST PRESTO Researcher
PhD in Engineering(Keio University)
Other affiliation
Japan Science and Technology Agency


Research interests
- how humans acquire new motor skills (motor learning)
- how humans control its own limbs (motor control).

In order to solve these questions, I have performed experiments in both humans and non-human primates by using various experimental techniques, such as kinematic analysis and brain mapping. I am also interested in establishing new applications, which enable to enhance the process of motor learning and the ability of motor control, such as brain-computer interface and non-invasive brain stimulation.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2018
Project researcher, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
Oct 2018
PRESTO researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Apr 2016
Sep 2018
Postdoc, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
Oct 2015
Sep 2018
JSPS Research Fellowship for postdoc researchers
Apr 2015
Mar 2017
Postdoc, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre


Sep 2012
Sep 2015
Graduate School of Science and Technology (PhD), Keio University
Apr 2013
Mar 2015
Student Trainee, Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development, RIKEN BSI
Apr 2011
Sep 2012
Graduate School of Science and Technology (MSc), Keio University
Apr 2007
Mar 2011
Department of Bioscience and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Committee Memberships

Mar 2019
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  Review Editor
Jul 2017
Clinical Neurophysiology  Editorial Board

Awards & Honors

May 2018
Travel Award: The Carolina Neurostimulation Conference
Jun 2014
JASSO first-class scholarship with half exemption from refund
Apr 2013
Atsushi Tamura memorial scholarship for graduate study
Oct 2012
Annual BCI research award 2012 top 10 nominees

Published Papers

Takemi M, Maeda T, Masakado Y, Siebner HR, Ushiba J
NeuroImage   183 597-605   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Kosugi A, Takemi M, Tia B, Castagnola E, Ansaldo A, Sato K, Awiszus F, Seki K, Ricci D, Fadiga L, Iriki A, Ushiba J
Journal of neural engineering   15(3) 036019   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Takemi M, Castagnola E, Ansaldo A, Ricci D, Fadiga L, Taoka M, Iriki A, Ushiba J.
Frontiers in Neuroscience   11(OCT)    2017   [Refereed]
Tia B*, Takemi M*, Kosugi A, Castagnola E, Ansaldo A, Nakamura T, Ricci D, Ushiba J, Fadiga L, Iriki A.
Journal of Physiology   595(23) 7203-7221   2017   [Refereed]


TAKEMI Mitsuaki, OTO Misa, KAMATANI Daiki, KIMURA Akio, LIU Meigen, USHIBA Junichi
IEICE technical report   111(84) 45-50   Jun 2011

Conference Activities & Talks

Dynamic muscle representations in marmoset motor cortex: Static lower limb position modulates upper limb motor somatotopy
Iriki A, Takemi M*, Tia B, Kosugi A, Castagnola E, Ricci D, Fadiga L, Ushiba J
A Nanosymposium at the Neuroscience 2018   Nov 2018   
EEG-triggered TMS for unraveling human sensorimotor EEG function [Invited]
Mitsuaki TAKEMI
A Symposium at the 48th Conference on Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology   Nov 2018   
Confounds of brain stimulation frequncy and the electric fields in the brain
Mitsuaki TAKEMI
A Symposium at the 12th conference on the Japanese Society for Motor Control   Aug 2018   
Noninvasive brain stimulation: Present situation and future directions [Invited]
Mitsuaki TAKEMI
A Seminar at NCGG Center of Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation   May 2018   
Realtime EEG-state dependent TMS in human sensorimotor cortex
Mitsuaki TAKEMI
A Symposium at the 11th conference on the Japanese Society for Motor Control   Aug 2017   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Towards strengthen human memories by artificially manipulating brain states
Japan Science and Technology Agency: PRESTO "The Future of Humans and Interactions"
Project Year: Oct 2018 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): TAKEMI, Mitsuaki
A Study on Evaluation and Intervention of MCI and FLAIR elderlies based on gait analysis
National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology: Research Funding for Longevity Sciences
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): KATO, Kenji
Unraveling optimal motor learning protocol by the modulation of the learning process
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Sep 2018    Investigator(s): TAKEMI, Mitsuaki
Development of less-invasive artificial cortico-cortical connection inducing motor plasticity
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): TAKEMI, Mitsuaki


特開2016-101479 : Threshold estimation apparatus, threshold estimation method, and non-transitory computer-readable information recording medium
IRIKI, Atsushi; USHIBA, Junichi; TAKEMI, Mitsuaki