yanagisawa takufumi

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yanagisawa takufumi
Osaka University
Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies
Job title
MD-PhD(Osaka University)


Takufumi Yanagisawa is a Professor in Institute of Advanced Co-Creation studies and a neurosurgeon (MD-Ph.D) in Department of Neurosurgery at Osaka University. Prior to joining the institute, he was a Lecturer in the Endowed Research Division of Clinical Neuroengineering at Osaka University from 2016-2018. He received a PhD in Neurosurgery from Osaka University in 2009, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Osaka University from 2009–2012. Then, he was an Assistant Professor in Division of Functional Diagnostic Science Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University from 2012-2016. He received a Young Scientists’ Prize from MEXT Japan in 2013. Yanagisawa’s research is on clinical neurophysiology and clinical application of Brain-Machine Interface and neurofeedback, which include the analysis of intracranial signals implanted in human patients. He is particularly interested in decoding and control of cortical information using a big data of brain signals and human behavior.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Professor, Osaka university Institute for Advanced Co-Creation studies
Apr 2016
Mar 2018
Associate Professor, Endowed Research Division of Clinical Neuroengineering, Osaka University Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics
Apr 2012
Mar 2016
Assitant professor, Department of neurosurgery/ Division of Functional Diagnostic Science, Osaka university Graduate school
Apr 2007
Part time researcher, ATR computational neuroscience laboratories

Awards & Honors

Sep 2017
BCI award, BCI society
Feb 2017
Motor reconstruction by ECoG/MEG-BMI neuroprosthetic hand for severely paralyzed patient and the application for phantom limb pain treatment, NAKATANI Prize, NAKATANI Foundation
Winner: Yanagisawa Takufumi
Apr 2013
Development of ECoG-based neural-prosthesis for paralyzed patients, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Young Scientists’ Prize, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Jan 2013
Development of MEG-based neural-prosthesis, HISHO" The Top Thirty Young Researchers of Osaka University, Osaka University
Nov 2012
MEG-based Neuroprosthetic hand controll applied for ALS patients, Medical Research Encouragement Priza of The Japan Medical Association, Japan Medical Association
Winner: Yanagisawa Takufumi
Nov 2010
Real-time and training-free control of a prosthetic arm using human electrocorticograms, Young investigator award, International congress of clinical neurophysiology
Winner: Yanagisawa Takufumi
Aug 2008
Functional mapping by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on motor cortex of the patients with deafferentation pain, Young investigator award, BIOMAG
Winner: Yanagisawa Takufumi

Published Papers

yanagisawa takufumi
Scientific Reports   7 45486   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Hashimoto H, Hirata M, Takahashi K, Kameda S, Katsuta Y, Yoshida F, Hattori N, Yanagisawa T, Palmer J, Oshino S, Yoshimine T, Kishima H
Scientific reports   8(1) 5095   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Yanagisawa T, Fukuma R, Seymour B, Hosomi K, Kishima H, Shimizu T, Yokoi H, Hirata M, Yoshimine T, Kamitani Y, Saitoh Y
Neurologia medico-chirurgica   58(8) 327-333   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Aoe J, Fukuma R, Yanagisawa T, Harada T, Tanaka M, Kobayashi M, Inoue Y, Yamamoto S, Ohnishi Y, Kishima H
Scientific reports   9(1) 5057   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Araki T, Onishi M, Yanagisawa T, Hirata M, Watanabe Y, Ogata S, Hayakawa K, Honda C, Watanabe M, Iwatani Y, Yorifuji S
Scientific reports   7(1) 17660   Dec 2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

Brain-Computer Interface Research: A State-of-the-Art Summary -2
yanagisawa takufumi (Part:Contributor, Electrocorticographic control of a prosthetic hand in paralyzed patients: ECoG Control of a Prosthetic Hand)
SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering   2013   

Conference Activities & Talks

Semantic decoding of visual stimulus using electrocorticogram and application for BCI [Invited]
yanagisawa takufumi
5th CiNet Conference   21 Feb 2019   
11. Development of an epilepsy diagnostic tool using deep neural network
yanagisawa takufumi
Japan epilepsy conference   25 Oct 2018   
BMI induced plasticity modulates phantom limb pain [Invited]
yanagisawa takufumi
The 4th CiNet Conference   28 Feb 2018   
Brain-machine interface to modulate cortical functions [Invited]
yanagisawa takufumi
Biomedical engineering seminar, epilepsy and brain machine interfaces   29 Jan 2018   
MEG-based BMI controlled the sensorimotor cortical plasticity and phantom limb pain [Invited]
yanagisawa takufumi
rtFIN satellite symposium on brain-computer interface and neurofeedback   28 Nov 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Oct 2018 - Mar 2025    Investigator(s): yanagisawa takufumi
Brain Big Data to predict human Thoughts and Actions (Data PRESTO)
JST: PRESTO Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration
Project Year: Oct 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Yanagisawa Takufumi
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2012 - 2013    Investigator(s): Takufumi YANAGISAWA
In this research, a novel neuroprosthetic arm was developed by acquiring neuromagnetic signals from clinical magnetoencepharography system and analyzing the data to extract motor information online. This system allowed some paralyzed patients to c...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2011    Investigator(s): Takufumi YANAGISAWA
In this study, we have developed a bidirectional brain-machine interface to operate a prosthetic arm with tactile sensor using the electrocorticogram(ECoG) recorded by the electrodes implanted on human sensorimotor cortices. Some severely paralyze...


Apr 2006
Sep 2009
Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School
Apr 2000
Mar 2004
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Osaka University