Yukiyasu Kamitani

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Yukiyasu Kamitani
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Informatics
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ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories
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Professor at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University & Head of Department of Neuroinformatics at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. He received B.A. in Cognitive Science from University of Tokyo in 1993, M.S. in Philosophy of Science from University of Tokyo in 1995, and Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from California Institute of Technology in 2001. He continued his research in cognitive and computational neuroscience as a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), and as a research stuff member at Princeton University. In 2004, he joined ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, where he currently works on neural decoding and data-driven neural modeling. He was named Research Leader in Neural Imaging on the 2005 “Scientific American 50.”

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Feb 2014
JSPS Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Jun 2013
The Tsukahara Memorial Award, The Brain Science Foundation
Hiruma-Wagner Award, Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology
Paper Award, Japanese Neural Network Society
Young Investigator Award, Japan Neuroscience Society
Asahi 21 Square Award, Asahi Shinbunsha
Research Award, Japanese Neural Network Society
Scientific American 50 (Research Leader in Neural Imaging), Scientific American

Published Papers

Nakahara K, Adachi K, Kawasaki K, Matsuo T, Sawahata H, Majima K, Takeda M, Sugiyama S, Nakata R, Iijima A, Tanigawa H, Suzuki T, Kamitani Y, Hasegawa I
Nature communications   7 11827   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Hasegawa M, Majima K, Itokazu T, Maki T, Albrecht UR, Castner N, Izumo M, Sohya K, Sato TK, Kamitani Y, Sato TR
Cell reports   18(11) 2676-2686   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Horikawa T, Kamitani Y
Nature communications   8 15037   May 2017   [Refereed]
Hagihara H, Horikawa T, Nakamura HK, Umemori J, Shoji H, Kamitani Y, Miyakawa T
Cell reports   14(12) 2784-2796   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Majima K, Sukhanov P, Horikawa T, Kamitani Y
eNeuro   4(2)    Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Horikawa T, Kamitani Y
Frontiers in computational neuroscience   11 4   2017   [Refereed]
Fukuma R, Yanagisawa T, Saitoh Y, Hosomi K, Kishima H, Shimizu T, Sugata H, Yokoi H, Hirata M, Kamitani Y, Yoshimine T
Scientific reports   6 21781   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Fukuma R, Yanagisawa T, Saitoh Y, Hosomi K, Kishima H, Shimizu T, Sugata H, Yokoi H, Hirata M, Kamitani Y, Yoshimine T
Scientific reports   6 34970   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Takemiya M, Majima K, Tsukamoto M, Kamitani Y
Frontiers in neuroinformatics   10 3   2016   [Refereed]
Yanagisawa T, Fukuma R, Seymour B, Hosomi K, Kishima H, Shimizu T, Yokoi H, Hirata M, Yoshimine T, Kamitani Y, Saitoh Y
Nature communications   7 13209   Oct 2016   [Refereed]


Tomoyasu Horikawa, Yukiyasu Kamitani
   Nov 2016
Dreaming is generally thought to be generated by spontaneous brain activity
during sleep with patterns common to waking experience. This view is supported
by a recent study demonstrating that dreamed objects can be predicted from
brain activity du...
Clin Neurosci   34(2) 149-154   Feb 2016
平田雅之, 柳澤琢史, 亀田成司, 菅田陽怜, 福間良平, 鈴木隆文, 安藤博士, 神谷之康, 横井浩史, 吉峰俊樹
日本ヒト脳機能マッピング学会プログラム・抄録集   18th 39   2016
堀川友慈, 神谷之康, 神谷之康
実験医学   33(13) 2077-2082   Aug 2015
Tomoyasu Horikawa, Yukiyasu Kamitani
   Oct 2015
Object recognition is a key function in both human and machine vision. While
recent studies have achieved fMRI decoding of seen and imagined contents, the
prediction is limited to training examples. We present a decoding approach for
arbitrary obj...

Books etc

Technological Advancements in Biomedicine for Healthcare Applications
Yukiyasu Kamitani (Part:Contributor)
Visual Population Codes: Toward a Common Multivariate Framework for Cell Recording and Functional Imaging
Yukiyasu Kamitani (Part:Contributor)
信原 幸弘, エクスナレッジ
エクスナレッジ   Jan 2010   ISBN:4767809290
オーム社   Oct 2007   ISBN:4274501418