Shinichi Furuya

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ceiling effects prevent further improvement of transcranial stimulation in skilled musicians
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover 30175, Germany, and
    J Neurosci 34:13834-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Acquisition of individuated finger movements through musical practice
    S Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany Electronic address
    Neuroscience 275:444-54. 2014
  3. pmc Distinct Inter-Joint Coordination during Fast Alternate Keystrokes in Pianists with Superior Skill
    Shinichi Furuya
    School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University Hyogo, Japan
    Front Hum Neurosci 5:50. 2011
  4. pmc Transfer of piano practice in fast performance of skilled finger movements
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Emmichplatz 1, Hannover 30175, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 14:133. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Finger-specific loss of independent control of movements in musicians with focal dystonia
    S Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama, and Media, Germany
    Neuroscience 247:152-63. 2013
  6. pmc Early optimization in finger dexterity of skilled pianists: implication of transcranial stimulation
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hannover, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 14:35. 2013
  7. pmc Speed invariance of independent control of finger movements in pianists
    Shinichi Furuya
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Neurophysiol 108:2060-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Individual differences in the biomechanical effect of loudness and tempo on upper-limb movements during repetitive piano keystrokes
    Shinichi Furuya
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102 8472, Japan
    Hum Mov Sci 31:26-39. 2012
  9. pmc Hand kinematics of piano playing
    Shinichi Furuya
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Neurophysiol 106:2849-64. 2011
  10. pmc Control of multi-joint arm movements for the manipulation of touch in keystroke by expert pianists
    Shinichi Furuya
    Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan
    BMC Neurosci 11:82. 2010

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Ceiling effects prevent further improvement of transcranial stimulation in skilled musicians
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover 30175, Germany, and
    J Neurosci 34:13834-9. 2014
    ..However, this change in motor performance was not evident after stimulating with the opposite montage. These findings support the notion that changes in dexterous finger movements induced by bihemispheric tDCS are expertise-dependent. ..
  2. doi request reprint Acquisition of individuated finger movements through musical practice
    S Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany Electronic address
    Neuroscience 275:444-54. 2014
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  3. pmc Distinct Inter-Joint Coordination during Fast Alternate Keystrokes in Pianists with Superior Skill
    Shinichi Furuya
    School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University Hyogo, Japan
    Front Hum Neurosci 5:50. 2011
    ..The distinct movement strategy for tempo adjustment in pianists with superior skill would therefore ensure a wider range of musical expression...
  4. pmc Transfer of piano practice in fast performance of skilled finger movements
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Emmichplatz 1, Hannover 30175, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 14:133. 2013
    ..The present study assessed whether motor practice at a submaximal speed, which is typical in sports and music performance, results in an increase in a maximum speed of finger movements of trained and untrained skills...
  5. doi request reprint Finger-specific loss of independent control of movements in musicians with focal dystonia
    S Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama, and Media, Germany
    Neuroscience 247:152-63. 2013
    ..The selective alternation of the movement features indicates a finger-specific loss of the independent control of finger movements in focal dystonia of musicians. ..
  6. pmc Early optimization in finger dexterity of skilled pianists: implication of transcranial stimulation
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hannover, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 14:35. 2013
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  7. pmc Speed invariance of independent control of finger movements in pianists
    Shinichi Furuya
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Neurophysiol 108:2060-8. 2012
    ..Strong temporal constraints on finger movements during piano playing may underlie the maintained independent control of fingers over a wider range of tempi, a feature being likely to be specific to skilled pianists...
  8. doi request reprint Individual differences in the biomechanical effect of loudness and tempo on upper-limb movements during repetitive piano keystrokes
    Shinichi Furuya
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102 8472, Japan
    Hum Mov Sci 31:26-39. 2012
    ..These findings provide information to determine muscles with the greatest potential risk of playing-related disorders based on movement characteristics of individual pianists...
  9. pmc Hand kinematics of piano playing
    Shinichi Furuya
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Neurophysiol 106:2849-64. 2011
    ..These findings describe an unparalleled amount of independent motion of the fingers...
  10. pmc Control of multi-joint arm movements for the manipulation of touch in keystroke by expert pianists
    Shinichi Furuya
    Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan
    BMC Neurosci 11:82. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of individual muscular torque (MUS) as well as non-muscular torques on joint acceleration, we performed a series of inverse and forward dynamics computations...
  11. doi request reprint Surmounting retraining limits in musicians' dystonia by transcranial stimulation
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media, Hanover
    Ann Neurol 75:700-7. 2014
    ..Here we tested whether skilled finger movements can be restored in musicians with focal hand dystonia through behavioral training assisted by transcranial direct current stimulation to the motor cortex of both hemispheres...
  12. doi request reprint Electrophysiological characteristics of task-specific tremor in 22 instrumentalists
    André Lee
    Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hannover, Germany
    J Neural Transm (Vienna) 122:393-401. 2015
    ..Furthermore, we found coherence of adjacent muscles and TSTM. This indicates that overflow exists in TSTM and suggests an association of TST with dystonia...
  13. doi request reprint Task-specific tremor in violinists: evidence of coactivation in the 3 to 8 Hz frequency range
    André Lee
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University for Music, Drama, and Media, Hannover, Germany
    Mov Disord 28:1890-2. 2013
    ..Here, we quantify electromyography (EMG) properties in primary bowing tremor-in particular, muscular coactivation-to determine whether primary bowing tremor affects a specific frequency range of coactivation...
  14. doi request reprint Coherence of coactivation and acceleration in task-specific primary bowing tremor
    André Lee
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Emmichplatz 1, 30175, Hannover, Germany
    J Neural Transm (Vienna) 121:739-42. 2014
    ..Furthermore, the coherence between the muscular coactivation and tremor suggests a relation of the tremor to dystonia...
  15. pmc Patterns of muscle activity for digital coarticulation
    Sara A Winges
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Neurophysiol 110:230-42. 2013
    ..This fails to support the idea of fixed burst patterns executed in sequential phases and instead provides evidence for neuromuscular coarticulation throughout the time course of a hand movement sequence...
  16. doi request reprint Quantification of instability of tone production in embouchure dystonia
    André Lee
    University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover, Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover, Germany Electronic address
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 20:1161-4. 2014
    ..In contrast to pianists' dystonia, which can be objectively assessed based on movement kinematics and muscular activities, no objective quantitative measure has been established for embouchure dystonia...
  17. pmc Role of auditory feedback in the control of successive keystrokes during piano playing
    Shinichi Furuya
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, 6 145 Jackson Hall, 321 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
    Exp Brain Res 204:223-37. 2010
    ..Finally, altering the pitch sometimes resulted in striking an incorrect key, mostly in the slow piece, emphasizing the importance of pitch information for accurate planning and execution of sequential piano keystrokes...
  18. doi request reprint Playing beautifully when you have to be fast: spatial and temporal symmetries of movement patterns in skilled piano performance at different tempi
    Floris T van Vugt
    Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, University of Music, Drama, and Media, Emmichplatz 1, 30175, Hanover, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 232:3555-67. 2014
    ..The present study shows that the motor system can generate complex movements through a dynamic combination of simple movement templates. This provides insight into how the motor system flexibly adapts to varying contextual constraints...
  19. doi request reprint Acquisition and reacquisition of motor coordination in musicians
    Shinichi Furuya
    Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover, Germany Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1337:118-24. 2015
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