Tanaka Shoji

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Tanaka Shoji
Sophia University
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Information and Communication Sciences
Job title
Bachelor of Engineering(Nagoya University), Master of Engineering(Nagoya University), Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)(Nagoya University)
Research funding number


1985: PD, Japan Atomic Energy Research Insitute
1986-2007: Assit Prof, Assoc Prof, and Professor, Dept of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sophia University
1998-1999: Visiting Researcher, Dept of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
2005: Visiting Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
2008-Present: Professor, Dept of Informatics, Sophia University

Current research projects:
1. To construct the models of the informatics of the brain and mind (IBM)
2. The applications of the IBM models to psychiatry

Research Interests


Research Areas


Published Papers

Tanaka, S., & Kirino, E. (2019). Increased Functional Connectivity of the Angular Gyrus During Imagined Music Performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 92. 8p. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00092
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience      2019
Hattori, A., Kamagata, K., Kirino, E., Andica, C., Tanaka, S., Hagiwara, A., et al. (2019). White matter alterations in adult with autism spectrum disorder evaluated using diffusion kurtosis imaging. Neuroradiology, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s00234-019-02238-5.
Neuroradiology      2019
Tanaka, S., & Kirino, E. (2019). Functional Connectivity of the Caudate in Schizophrenia Evaluated with Simultaneous Resting-State Functional MRI and Electroencephalography Recordings. Neuropsychobiology, 77(4), 165–175. https://doi.org/10.1159/000490429
Kirino, E., Tanaka, S., Fukuta, M., Inami, R., Inoue, R., & Aoki, S.
Tanaka, S., & Kirino, E. (2018). The parietal opercular auditory-sensorimotor network in musicians: a resting-state fMRI study.
Tanaka S, Kirino E
Brain and Cognition      2018   [Refereed]


Independent component analysis for functional neuronal interactions.
Yoshida A, Nakagawa T, Cao J,TANAKA SHOJI
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Neural Inofrmation Processing (ICONIP)   3 1403-1408   Nov 2001
Tanaka S (1999) Nonlinear properties of the prefrontal cortical circuit for working memory processing.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, NOLTA99   1 299-302   Nov 1999
Emergent properties of the prefrontal cortical circuit for working memory processing
IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1999. IEEE SMC '99 Conference Proceedings. 1999   3 205-210   Oct 1999
Tanaka S, Okada S, Yoshizawa K, Edahiro M (1997) Modular circuitry and network dynamics for working memory processing in primates.
TANAKA SHOJI, Okada S, Yoshizawa K, Edahiro M
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, NOLTA97   181-184   Nov 1997
Tanaka S (1994) Tuning functions of motor cortical neurons and the population coding of the movement direction.
Proceedings The First East Asian Symposium on Biophysics (ASB94)   135   May 1994

Books etc

Schizophrenia Research: Recent Advances
Tanaka Shoji (Part:Joint Work)
Nova Science Publishers   Aug 2012   ISBN:9781619424593
『Schizophrenia research progress』 「A circuit dynamics theory of complex dopaminergic modulation of prefrontal cortical activity and its relevance to schizophrenia」
Tanaka Shoji (Part:Joint Work, 101-134)
Nova Science Publishers   Jan 2008   ISBN:9781604566376
『Dopamine Research Advances』 「A Circuit Dynamics Theory of Complex Dopaminergic Modulation of Prefrontal Cortical Activity and its Relevance to Schizophrenia」
Tanaka Shoji (Part:Joint Work, 17-50)
Nova Biomedical Books   Jan 2008   ISBN:9781600218200
『Monoaminergic Modulation of Cortical Excitability』
Tanaka Shoji
Springer   Jan 2007   ISBN:9780387722542
『Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research 2003』 (Neurocomputing, Volumes 52–54) 「Circuit properties of the cortico-mesocortical system」
Tanaka Shoji (Part:Joint Work, 969-975)
Elsevier   Jun 2003   ISBN:9780444513830

Conference Activities & Talks

2019.08.05 Shoji Tanaka “Brain activity and network dynamics during singing an opera aria” Society for Music Perception and Cognition 2019 Conference (New York University)
Tanaka, Shoji and Kirino, Eiji Title: A network for auditory-motor coupling: comparison between musicians and nonmusicians Annual Meeting of The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (March 25-28, 2017, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, USA)
Tanaka S, Sato K, Kirino E (2015) Functional connectivity in the brains of music majored students and non-music majored students. Organization of Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting (14-18 June 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii). A57.
Sato K, Kirino E, Tanaka S (2015) A VBM study of the brains of music-majored students and non-music-majored students. Organization of Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting (14-18 June 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii). A56.
Hasegawa K, Kirino E, Tanaka S (2015) Networks for the perception of dynamic facial expressions. Organization of Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting (14-18 June 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii). A55.


Tanaka S (2006) Comment on the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia (Abi-Dargham 6 Dec 2006 SRF). Schiz Res Forum (12 Dec 2006)