Furuya Shinichi

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Furuya Shinichi
Sophia University
Job title
Associate Professor
Research funding number


My research interest is motor control and learning of musical performance. (Website) www.neuropiano.net

Awards & Honors

Mar 2017
Attractive Lecture Award, Sophia University
Dec 2013
Heisenberg Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
Winner: Shinichi Furuya
Oct 2011
Germany, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Books etc

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain
Eckart Altenmüller, Shinichi Furuya, Daniel S. Scholz, and Christos I. Ioannou (Part:Joint Work, Brain Research in Music Performance)
Oxford University Press   2019   ISBN:9780198804123
Treatment of Dystonia
Eckart Altenmuller, Shinichi Furuya (Part:Joint Work, Experimental Occupational and Brain Stimulation therapies for musician’s dystonia)
Cambridge University Press   Aug 2018   ISBN:9781107132863
Cambridge Handbook on Expertise and Expert Performance
Eckart Altenmuller, Shinichi Furuya (Part:Joint Work, Brain Changes Associated with Acquisition of Musical Expertise)
Cambridge University Press   May 2018   ISBN:9781107137554
Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology Second Edition
Eckart Altenmuller, Shinichi Furuya (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 31 “Planning and Performance”)
Oxford University Press   2017   
What every pianist needs to know about the body
Furuya Shinichi (Part:Joint Translation)
Dec 2006   ISBN:4393935055

Published Papers

Neuromuscular and biomechanical functions subserving finger dexterity in musicians
Yudai Kimoto, Takanori Oku, Shinichi Furuya
Scientific Reports   (in press)    2019   [Refereed]
Specialized somatosensory-motor integration functions in musicians
Masato Hirano, Yudai Kimoto, Shinichi Furuya
Cerebral Cortex   (in press)    2019   [Refereed]
Neuromuscular incoordination in musicians' dystonia
Takanori Oku, Shinichi Furuya
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders   (in press)    2019   [Refereed]
Distinct roles of brain activity and somatotopic representation in pathophysiology of focal dystonia
Kazumasa Uehara, Shinichi Furuya, Hidemi Numasawa, Kahori Kita, Takashi Sakamoto, Takashi Hanakawa
Human Brain Mapping   40(6) 1738-1749   2019   [Refereed]
Resting-state basal ganglia connectivity codes a motor musical skill and its disruption due to a disease process.
Kahori Kita*, Jaroslav Rokicki*, Shinichi Furuya, Takashi Sakamoto, Takashi Hanakawa
Movement Disorders   33(9) 1472-1480   2018   [Refereed]
Temporal exploration in sequential movements shapes efficient neuromuscular control
Shinichi Furuya*, Sayuri Yokota*
Journal of Neurophysiology   120(1) 196-210   2018   [Refereed]
Aberrant cortical excitability explains the loss of hand dexterity in musician’s dystonia
Shinichi Furuya*, Kazumasa Uehara*, Takashi Sakamoto, Takashi Hanakawa
The Journal of Physiology   596(12) 2397-2411   2018   [Refereed]
State anxiety disorganizes finger movements during musical performance
Shuntaro Kotani, Shinichi Furuya
Journal of Neurophysiology   120(2) 439-451   2018   [Refereed]
Probing sensory-motor integration during musical performance.
Shinichi Furuya*, Yuta Furukawa*, Kazumasa Uehara, Takanori Oku
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences   1423(1) 211-218   2018   [Refereed]
The acquisition of skilled finger movements is accompanied by the reorganization of the corticospinal system
Masato Hirano, Shinji Kubota, Shinichi Furuya, Yoshiki Koizume, Shinya Tanaka, and Kozo Funase
Journal of Neurophysiology   119(2) 573-584   2018   [Refereed]

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Oct 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Furuya Shinichi
Project Year: Oct 2017 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Hideki Koike
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Furuya Shinichi
Elucidating organization of finger movements by pianists with focal dystonia
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Research Fellowship
Project Year: Oct 2011 - Feb 2012    Investigator(s): Shinichi Furuya

Research Areas


Conference Activities & Talks

Brain on Stage: Neurophysiology of Expressive Musical Performance [Invited]
Furuya Shinichi
HUMBOLDT-KOLLEG TOKIO 2019   19 May 2019   
Electrophysiological Treatments: Overview [Invited]
Furuya Shinichi
Fourth International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia(   11 May 2019   
Cortical malfunctions underlying loss of fine motor control in musicians' dystonia [Invited]
Furuya Shinichi
The 2nd International Symposium on Embodied-Brain Systems Science   5 Dec 2018   
Reacquisition of motor coordination in musical instrument specific dystonia with non-invasive brain stimulation
Furuya Shinichi
4th Taiwan International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders (2018 TIC-PDMD)   25 Nov 2018   
Nonlinearity of neuroplastic adaptation of the sensorimotor system through musical training [Invited]
Furuya Shinichi
21 Sep 2018   


functional image
Furuya Shinichi
Modern Physician   37(6)    2017   [Invited]
Motor Control of Expert Pianist
FURUYA Shinichi
Systems, control and information   53(10) 419-425   Oct 2009