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Welcome to myGuide. This is my personal niche in the web, which I regularly update with information about my research endeavors.  I study the brain, and currently am looking into brain networks and how aging affects it. You can visit the About Me page to know a bit more about me.

What’s New?

February 6, 2018 – Our paper in Journal of Neurology on the relationship between cognitive deficits in PD and functional connectivity entitled “Distinct manifestation of cognitive deficits associate with different resting-state network disruptions in non-demented patients with Parkinson’s disease” is now available online.

February 6, 2018 – The uncorrected proof of our paper in World Neurosurgery on Moyamoya disease and functional connectivity entitled “Default Mode Network Changes in Moyamoya Disease Before and After Bypass Surgery ∼Preliminary Report∼” is now available online. 

January 9, 2018 – Our paper in PlosOne entitled “Severe hyposmia and aberrant functional connectivity in cognitively normal Parkinson’s disease” is now available online.

January 9, 2018 – Happy new year to everyone!

December 12, 2017 – The final version of our paper in Neuroimage entitled “An unbiased data-driven age-related structural brain parcellation for the identification of intrinsic brain volume changes over the adult lifespan” is now available online. 

December 2, 2017 – The final version of our paper in Clinical Neurophysiology entitled “Detecting sub-second changes in brain activation patterns during interictal epileptic spike using simultaneous EEG-fMRI” is now available online. 

November 30 – December 1, 2017 – Attended Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback (rtFIN2017) conference in Nara, Japan and presented a poster entitled “Use of a small humanoid robot as a neurofeedback system for motor imagery tasks”

August 22 -23, 2017 – Attended BrainConnects2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and gave a presentation entitled “Application of Real Time Functional MRI for Motor Imagery Task Training”

July 20 – 23, 2017 – Attended the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan and presented a poster entitled “Using multimodal neuroimaging to detect sub-second activation dynamics: A simultaneous EEG-fMRI study”

May 16, 2017 – Our paper on the “Structural MRI correlates of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression ” is now available online. Here’s the DOI link: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-314337

November 23, 2016 – Our paper on the “Involvement of the caudate nucleus head and its networks in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-frontotemporal dementia continuum” is now available online. Here’s the DOI link: 10.1080/21678421.2016.1211151

September 23, 2016 – Gave a focused lecture entitled “Examining functional connectivity changes in the diseased brain using resting state fMRI: Methods and applications” at BrainConnects2016 in Taichung, Taiwan

July 20, 2016 – Presented “Sub-second activation dynamics of the oddball task: A simultaneous EEG-fMRI study” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2016) in Yokohama, Japan

July 20 – 22, 2016 – Attending the 39th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2016) in Yokohama, Japan

June 30, 2016 – Presented “Detecting subsecond activation changes during interictal epileptic spike using simultaneous EEG-fMRI” at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Geneva, Switzerland

June 26 – 30, 2016 – Attended the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Geneva, Switzerland

June 24, 2016 – Gave a special lecture entitled “Neuroimaging as a tool for detecting, characterizing and managing pain” at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for the Study of Pain in Sapporo, Japan.

May 19, 2016 – Gave a talk entitled “Novel neuroimaging approaches for exploring cerebral functional and anatomical connectivity” at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology in Kobe, Japan.

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