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Hirokata Fukushima

Associate Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University

3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan 564-8680
Tel: +81-6-6368-0732
E-mail: fukush<>kansai-u.ac.jp

Biography

    2016- Visiting Researcher, Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University, Germany
    2012-present Associate Professor, Kansai University
    2011 Assistance Professor, Kansai University
    2010 Visiting Researcher, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis, USA
    2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Keio University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
    2005 Research Associate, The University of Tokyo, JSPS

    2006 Ph.D., The University of Tokyo (UT)
    2003 M.A., UT
    2001 B.A., UT


Research Area

Social, cognitive, and affective psychophisiology / neuroscience.

One of my goals is to understand the functional structure of the sense of 'self'.
In line with a current trend in cognitive neuroscience, I consider that the body (or so-called mind-body interaction) plays an essential role in the sense of being 'self'. Therefore I am asking how the body generates our emotions and the feeling of self.

Currently I am examining various aspects of interoception, i.e. physiological (visceral) information processed in the brain and the mind; how interocetpion is related to various aspects of cognitive and affective behaviors and personality.

My research includes:

  • Methodologies regarding evaluation on interoception, interoceptive awareness, and emotional awareness.
  • Relations among multiple levels of self-monitoring (among physiological monitoring [interoception], behavioral monitoring [error detection], and psychological monitoring [self-reflection/mentalizing]).
  • Relations between self-recognition and other-recognition (affective and cognitive empathy).
  • Pathologies on mind-body interaction (e.g. alexithymia), affective and social development, and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism).

Physiological measurements:

  • EEG/ERP, ECG (HRV), respiration, etc., plus a bit of fMRI.


Publications in English

  • Koreki, A., Maeda, T., Fukushima, H., Umeda, S., Takahata, K., Okimura, T., Funayama, M., Iwashita, S., Mimura, M., & Kato, M. (2015) Behavioral evidence of delayed prediction signals during agency attribution in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. [journal page]
  • Sueyoshi, T., Sugimoto, F., Katayama, J., & Fukushima, H.* (2014). Neural correlates of error processing reflect individual difference in interoceptive sensitivity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 94(3), 278-285. *corresponding author. [journal page][pdf]
  • Tanaka, Y., Fukushima. H., Okanoya, K., & Myowa-Yamakoshi, M. (2014). Mothers' multimodal information processing is modulated by multimodal interactions with their infants. Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 6623.[journal page]
  • Fukushima, H., Hirata, S., Matsuda, G., Ueno, A., Fuwa, K., Sugama, K., Kusunoki, K., Hiraki, K., Tomonaga, M., & Hasegawa, T. (2013). Neural representation of face familiarity in an awake chimpanzee. PeerJ 1:e223. [journal page]
  • Fukushima, H., Goto, Y., Maeda, T., Kato, M., & Umeda, S. (2013). Neural substrates for judgment of self-agency in ambiguous situations. PLoS ONE. 8(8), e72267. [journal page]
  • Hirata, S., Matsuda, G., Ueno, A., Fukushima, H., Fuwa, K., Sugama, K., Kusunoki, K., Tomonaga, M., Hiraki, K., & Hasegawa, T. (2013). Brain response to affective pictures in the chimpanzee. Scientific Reports. 3, 1342. [journal page]
  • Terasawa, Y., Fukushima, H., & Umeda, S. (2013). How does interoceptive awareness interact with the subjective experience of emotion? An fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping. 34(3), 598-612. [journal page]
  • Fukushima, H., Terasawa, Y., & Umeda, S. (2011). Association between interoception and empathy: Evidence from heartbeat-evoked brain potential. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 79(2), 259-265. [journal page] [pdf]
  • Hirata, S., Matsuda, G., Ueno, A., Fuwa, K., Sugama, K., Kusunoki, K., Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K., Tomonaga, M., & Hasegawa, T. (2011). Event-related potentials in response to subjects’ own names: A comparison between humans and a chimpanzee. Communicative & Integrative Biology 4(3), 321-323. [journal page]
  • Fukushima, H., Hirata, S., Ueno, A., Matsuda, G., Fuwa, K., Sugama, K., Kusunoki, K., Hirai, M., Hiraki, K., Tomonaga, M., & Hasegawa, T. (2010). Neural correlates of face and object perception in an awake chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) examined by scalp-surface event-related potentials. PLoS ONE 5(10), e13366. [journal page]
  • Ueno, A., Hirata, S., Fuwa K, Sugama K, Kusunoki K, Matsuda, G., Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K., Tomonaga, M., & Hasegawa, T. (2010). Brain activity in an awake chimpanzee in response to the sound of her own name. Biology Letters. 6(3), 311-3. [journal page]
  • Fukushima, H., & Hiraki, K. (2009). Whose loss is it? Human electrophysiological correlates of non-self reward processing. Social Neuroscience. 4(3), 261-75. [journal page] [pdf]
  • Ueno, A., Hirata, S., Fuwa, K., Sugama, K., Kusunoki, K., Matsuda, G., Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K., Tomonaga, M., & Hasegawa, T. (2008). Auditory ERPs to Stimulus Deviance in an Awake Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): Towards Hominid Cognitive Neurosciences. PLoS ONE 3(1), e1442. [journal page]
  • Takahashi, T., Ikeda, K., Fukushima, H., & Hasegawa, T. (2007). Salivary alpha-amylase levels and hyperbolic discounting in male humans. NeuroEndocrinology Letters. 28(1), 17-20. [pubmed]
  • Fukushima, H., & Hiraki, K. (2006). Perceiving an opponent's loss: gender-related differences in the medial-frontal negativity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1(2), 149-157. [journal page (full)] [pdf]
  • Hirai, M., Senju A, Fukushima, H., & Hiraki, K. (2005). Active processing of biological motion perception: an ERP study. Cognitive Brain Research, 23(2-3), 387-396. [pubmed]
  • Fukushima, H., Hirai, M., Arita, A., Kamewari, K., & Hiraki, K. (2004). Neural dynamics in human imitation revealed by ERP surface topography. NeuroReport, 15(13), 2129-2132. [journal page] [pdf]
  • Hirai, M., Fukushima, H., & Hiraki, K. (2003). An event-related potentials study of biological motion perception in humans. Neuroscience Letters 344(1), 41-44. [pubmed]


Presentations in English

  • Koreki, A., Maeda, T., Fukushima, H., Okimura, T., Takahata, K., Umeda, S., Iwashita, S., Kato, M., & Mimura, M. (2013) The 'Exaggerated self' in schizophrenia evaluated by the sense of agency task. The 17th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. (San Diego, July)
  • Fukushima, H., Maeda, T., Sawa, A., Goto, Y., Kato, M., & Umeda, S. (2013) Neural substrates for judgment of self-agency: An fMRI study. The 11th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. (Kyoto, June 25th)
  • Kurita, S., Fukushima, H., Murohashi, H., Potter, R.F. & Lang, A.(2013). Event-related brain potentials during emotional pictures as a function of violent game exposure and motivational activation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, (London, June 21st)
  • Fukushima, H., Terasawa, Y., & Umeda, S. (2009) Implicit association between interoception and empathy is suggested by heartbeat-evoked brain potential. New Frontiers in Social Cognitive Neuroscience, Sendai, Nov. 27th.
  • Fukushima, H. (2009) Electrophysiological correlates of non-self reward processing reflect empathetic states and traits of individuals. The 40th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, USA, October 19th.
  • Fukushima, H. Umeda, S. (2009) Interoception for mentalizing: Heartbeat-evoked brain potential shows amplitude modulation in an 'eyes task'. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 16th Annual meeting, San Francisco, USA, March.
  • Terasawa, Y., Fukushima, H., Umeda, S. (2009) The common and specific neural bases for emotional and bodily awareness. The 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research; Psychophysiology, 46, S150. Berlin, Germany, October.
  • Ikeda, K., Takahashi, T., Fukushima, H., Hasegawa, T. (2007) The effect of motivation and stress on the ERN and the P3. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual meeting, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2007 Suppl. 200, New York, USA, May.
  • Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K. (2006) Perceiving outcomes of another’s performance:individual difference in the 'social brain'. 3rd International Workshop on Evolutionary Cognitive Sciences: Social Cognition, Poster, Tokyo University. June.
  • Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K. (2005) An ERP study of human self-monitoring and social awareness. The 2nd international workshop for young psychologists on Evolution and Development of Cognition, Kyoto, Oct.
  • Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K (2005) An electrophysiological study of human self-monitoring and social awareness. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual meeting, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2005 Suppl. 205. New York, USA, April.
  • Fukushima, H., Hirai, M., Arita, A., Kamewari, K., Hiraki, K. (2004) Brain activity in an imitative reaction time task: An ERP study. The 11th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting,Program p.81. San Francisco, USA, April.
  • Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K (2004) An Electrophysiological study of human self-monitoring and social awareness. The 2nd international workshop for young psychologists on Evolution and Development of Cognition. Kyoto University.
  • Fukushima, H., Hiraki, K. (2004) Imitation-related visuomotor integration: ERP and behavioral studies. The 21st Century COE Program International Workshop: Exploring Social Brain, Tokyo University, March.
  • Fukushima, H., Hirai, M., Hiraki, K. (2003) Slow cortical potentials elicited by visual motion processing. Cognitive Neuroscience society annual meeting 2003. San Francisco, April.
  • Fukushima, H., Hirai, M. Hiraki, K.(2003) Two kinds of predictive time processing: interval timing and continuous timing reflected by slow cortical potentials. ICCS/ASCS-2003 International Conference of Cognitive Science, Proceedings 123-128. Sydney, Australia, July.
  • Shimada S, Hiraki, K, Fukushima, H., Matsuda G, and Oda I. (2002) Correlation between prefrontal hemoglobin oxygenation and reaching task performance: A near-infrared spectroscopy study. NeuroImage 16(2), S39. San Francisco, USA, April.