Yutaka Kosaki

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Yutaka Kosaki
Waseda University
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD(University of Cambridge)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Waseda University
Dec 2015
Mar 2017
Assistant Professor, Advanced Research Centers, Keio University
Apr 2014
Nov 2015
Research Associate, Advanced Research Centers, Keio University
Nov 2011
Mar 2014
Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Nov 2008
Oct 2011
Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Durham University


Nov 2008
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge (PhD)

Published Papers

Kosaki, Y., Pearce, J. M., & McGregor, A.
Hippocampus   28(7) 484-496   2018   [Refereed]
Bouchekioua Y, Tsutsui-Kimura I, Sano H, Koizumi M, Tanaka KF, Yoshida K, Kosaki Y, Watanabe S, Mimura M.
Neuroscience Research   132 53-57   2017   [Refereed]
Shimbo A, Kosaki Y, Ito I, Watanabe S.
Behavioural Brain Research   336 156-165   2018   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Watanabe S
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory   134 304-316   2016   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Watanabe S
Behavioral Neuroscience   130(2) 182-195   2016   [Refereed]
Empathy in rodents
Yutaka Kosaki, Shigeru Watanabe
Japanese Psychological Review   58(3) 276-294   2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Shun Fujimaki, Akihiro Shimbo, Hiroshi Matsui, Xiating Shi, Yutaka Kosaki
The Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science   34 78-90   2015   [Refereed]
Yutaka Kosaki, Xiating Shi, Hiroshi Matsui, Akihiro Shimbo, Shun Fujimaki
The Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science   34 60-77   2015   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Pearce JM
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition   41(3) 266-276   2015   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Poulter SL, Austen JM, McGregor A
Learning & Memory   22(3) 179-191   2015   [Refereed]
Dumont JR, Jones PM, Pearce JM, Kosaki Y
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition   41(1) 91-104   2015   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Lin TC, Horne MR, Pearce JM, Gilroy KE
Hippocampus   24(12) 1633-1652   2014   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Jones PM, Pearce JM
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes   39(4) 342-356   2013   [Refereed]
Austen JM, Kosaki Y, McGregor A
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes   39(3) 259-272   2013   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Austen JM, McGregor A
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes   39(2) 126-139   2013   [Refereed]
Poulter SL, Kosaki Y, Easton A, McGregor A
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes   39(1) 93-98   2013   [Refereed]
Jonkman S, Kosaki Y, Everitt BJ, Dickinson A
Behavioural Processes   83(3) 276-281   2010   [Refereed]
Kosaki Y, Dickinson A
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes   36(3) 334-342   2010   [Refereed]
de Wit S, Kosaki Y, Balleine BW, Dickinson A
The Journal of Neuroscience   26(19) 5224-5229   2006   [Refereed]

Books etc

Evolutionary Origin of Empathy and Inequality Aversion. In S. Watanabe, M. Hofman, & T. Shimizu (Eds.), Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates
Shigeru Watanabe, Yutaka Kosaki (Part:Contributor, pp. 273-299)
Springer, Tokyo   2017   
Cognitive functions of the medial prefrontal cortex in rats. In S. Watanabe (Ed.), Comparative Analysis of Mind.
Yutaka Kosaki (Part:Contributor, Chapter 4. (pp. 73-98))
Keio University Press (Tokyo)   2004   


Potential mechanisms involved in empathy-like cooperative behaviours demonstrated in corvids: Comments on Miyazawa and Izawa (2015)
Yutaka Kosaki
Japanese Psychological Review   58(3) 318-323   2015   [Invited]

Research Grants & Projects

Behaviuoral and neuropharmacological mechanisms underlying learning based on contiguity and contingency between events
The Ministry of Education: KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Yutaka Kosaki
Role of the anterior cingulate cortex in goal-directed behaviour in rats
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up
Project Year: Aug 2014 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Yutaka Kosaki