news, information

INSAR2019 program book is now available.NEW
A symposium for understanding sensory hyper-responsiveness of autism was held on April 20th.NEW
I started working at Kyorin university (Faculty of Medicine) as Assistant professor.NEW
Our presentations at International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) has been scheduled!
A new research published on Scientific Reports Website
A new research published on Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Website
My colleague Dr. Yumi Umesawa had an oral presentation in The 12th annual meeting of The Japanese Society for Motor control (18-20, Aug. 2018)
will join in The 82nd Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association (27th, Sep. 2018) as a symposist
Started a project of "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research" as PI
Joined in "Light It Up Blue in Tokorozawa" as a staff (World Autism Awareness Week)Website
Joined in a project of "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)" as a co-investigator
A symposium for Developmental Disorders was held at Seibu Tokorozawa (1st, Apr. 2018)Website
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Research topics

I investigate the mechanisms of autism-spectrum disorders(ASD).

Study of hyper/hyposensitivity in ASD
I am focusing on aberrant sensory processing as a core symptom of ASD.

Animal study
I use non-human animals as ASD models and for comparative study.

Gene knock-out model mice

I perform translational studies by using CAPS2 gene knock-out mice as an ASD model animal.

Comparative cognitive science by using non-human primates

I have performed a comparative study to elucidate the evolutional origin of human cognition, and performed behavioral pharmacology.