Wataru Sato

Summary

Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Impaired social brain network for processing dynamic facial expressions in autism spectrum disorders
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    BMC Neurosci 13:99. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Temporal profile of amygdala γ oscillations in response to faces
    Wataru Sato
    Kyoto University, Japan
    J Cogn Neurosci 24:1420-33. 2012
  3. pmc Rapid amygdala gamma oscillations in response to eye gaze
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 6:e28188. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Commonalities in the neural mechanisms underlying automatic attentional shifts by gaze, gestures, and symbols
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development funded by Benesse Corporation, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Neuroimage 45:984-92. 2009
  5. pmc Time course of superior temporal sulcus activity in response to eye gaze: a combined fMRI and MEG study
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuya, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 3:224-32. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Amygdala activity in response to forward versus backward dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Brain Res 1315:92-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Enhanced facial EMG activity in response to dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Int J Psychophysiol 70:70-4. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Amygdala integrates emotional expression and gaze direction in response to dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Neuroimage 50:1658-65. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Attentional shift by gaze is triggered without awareness
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, 484 8506, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 183:87-94. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Rapid amygdala gamma oscillations in response to fearful facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Neuropsychologia 49:612-7. 2011

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Impaired social brain network for processing dynamic facial expressions in autism spectrum disorders
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    BMC Neurosci 13:99. 2012
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Temporal profile of amygdala γ oscillations in response to faces
    Wataru Sato
    Kyoto University, Japan
    J Cogn Neurosci 24:1420-33. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the human amygdala is involved in the early stages of face processing, including the modulation of subjective perception of faces...
  3. pmc Rapid amygdala gamma oscillations in response to eye gaze
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 6:e28188. 2011
    ..Although some neuroscientific evidence has suggested that the amygdala may be involved in such rapid gaze processing, no evidence has been reported concerning the speed at which the amygdala responds to eye gaze...
  4. doi request reprint Commonalities in the neural mechanisms underlying automatic attentional shifts by gaze, gestures, and symbols
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development funded by Benesse Corporation, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Neuroimage 45:984-92. 2009
    ..These results suggest commonalities in the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the automatic attentional shifts triggered by gaze, gestures, and symbols...
  5. pmc Time course of superior temporal sulcus activity in response to eye gaze: a combined fMRI and MEG study
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuya, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 3:224-32. 2008
    ..These results indicate involvement of the human STS in rapid processing of the eye gaze of another individual...
  6. doi request reprint Amygdala activity in response to forward versus backward dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Brain Res 1315:92-9. 2010
    ..These results suggest that the amygdala is not involved in the visual but is involved in the emotional processing of dynamic facial expressions, including specifically the elicitation of subjective emotions...
  7. doi request reprint Enhanced facial EMG activity in response to dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Int J Psychophysiol 70:70-4. 2008
    ..These results indicate that dynamic facial expressions induce facial EMG activity interpretable as facial mimicry more evidently than static expressions...
  8. doi request reprint Amygdala integrates emotional expression and gaze direction in response to dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Neuroimage 50:1658-65. 2010
    ..This pattern corresponded with the intensity of emotional arousal. These results suggest that the amygdala integrates emotional expression and gaze direction in dynamic facial expressions and modulates emotional arousal...
  9. ncbi request reprint Attentional shift by gaze is triggered without awareness
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, 484 8506, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 183:87-94. 2007
    ..These findings indicate that attentional shift can be triggered even without awareness in response to another individual's eye gaze or head direction...
  10. doi request reprint Rapid amygdala gamma oscillations in response to fearful facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Neuropsychologia 49:612-7. 2011
    ..These results indicate that the human amygdala is able to rapidly process fearful facial expressions...
  11. doi request reprint The inversion effect for neutral and emotional facial expressions on amygdala activity
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Brain Res 1378:84-90. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the amygdala is involved in configural/holistic visual processing for faces and emotional facial expressions...
  12. doi request reprint Dynamic fearful gaze does not enhance attention orienting in individuals with Asperger's disorder
    Shota Uono
    Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Faculty of Education, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Brain Cogn 71:229-33. 2009
    ..neutral) gaze was observed in the control, but not in the Asperger group. This suggests that the integration of emotion and gaze direction that elicits strong joint attention is impaired in individuals with Asperger's disorder...
  13. doi request reprint Brief report: Representational momentum for dynamic facial expressions in pervasive developmental disorder
    Shota Uono
    Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Faculty of Education, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8501, Japan
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:371-7. 2010
    ..This finding suggests that individuals with PDD have an intact perceptual mechanism for processing dynamic information in another individual's face...
  14. ncbi request reprint Right hemispheric dominance in gaze-triggered reflexive shift of attention in humans
    Takashi Okada
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    Brain Cogn 62:128-33. 2006
    ..This held true regardless of individual hemispheric dominance in face processing. Together, these results indicate right hemispheric dominance in gaze-triggered reflexive shifts of attention in normal healthy subjects...
  15. ncbi request reprint Seeing happy emotion in fearful and angry faces: qualitative analysis of facial expression recognition in a bilateral amygdala-damaged patient
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Cortex 38:727-42. 2002
    ..More specifically, amygdala-damaged patients seem to give positively biased evaluations for these negative facial expressions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dynamic facial expressions of emotion induce representational momentum
    Sakiko Yoshikawa
    Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 8:25-31. 2008
    ..This perceptual enhancement suggests that dynamic information facilitates shape processing in facial expression, which leads to the efficient detection of other people's emotional changes from their faces...
  17. ncbi request reprint The amygdala processes the emotional significance of facial expressions: an fMRI investigation using the interaction between expression and face direction
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsucho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Neuroimage 22:1006-13. 2004
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  18. pmc Relationships among facial mimicry, emotional experience, and emotion recognition
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e57889. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that the congruent facial muscle activity would elicit emotional experiences and that the experienced emotion would induce emotion recognition...
  19. ncbi request reprint Right hemispheric dominance in processing of unconscious negative emotion
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Brain Cogn 62:261-6. 2006
    ..These results provided behavioral evidence supporting the hypothesis that the right hemisphere is dominant for unconscious negative emotional processing...
  20. pmc Sex differences in the rapid detection of emotional facial expressions
    Reiko Sawada
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e94747. 2014
    ..However, whether the sexes differ in the rapid detection of emotional facial expressions remains unclear...
  21. doi request reprint The specific impairment of fearful expression recognition and its atypical development in pervasive developmental disorder
    Shota Uono
    Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Human Health Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Soc Neurosci 6:452-63. 2011
    ..We conclude that individuals with PDD show an atypical development of facial expression recognition. Moreover, impaired fearful expression recognition is closely related to social dysfunction...
  22. ncbi request reprint Emotion recognition from facial expressions in a temporal lobe epileptic patient with ictal fear
    Makiko Yamada
    Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsu chou, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Neuropsychologia 43:434-41. 2005
    ..As an underlying mechanism of the pre-surgical skewed perception of emotional stimuli, the abnormal epileptogenic circuits involving a hypersensitive amygdala possibly due to the kindling mechanism were suggested...
  23. doi request reprint Right hemispheric dominance and interhemispheric cooperation in gaze-triggered reflexive shift of attention
    Takashi Okada
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 66:97-104. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to clarify which hemisphere dominantly processes and whether bilateral hemispheres cooperate with each other in gaze-triggered reflexive shift of attention...
  24. ncbi request reprint Enhanced neural activity in response to dynamic facial expressions of emotion: an fMRI study
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Yoshida nihonmatsucho, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606 8501, Japan
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 20:81-91. 2004
    ..In the same manner, the right ventral premotor cortex was also activated. These results identify the neural substrate for enhanced emotional, perceptual/cognitive, and motor processing of dynamic facial expressions of emotion...
  25. pmc Involvement of medial temporal structures in reflexive attentional shift by gaze
    Takashi Okada
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 3:80-8. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the medial temporal structures, including the amygdala, play a crucial role in the reflexive shift of attention triggered by another person's gaze direction in humans...
  26. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiological correlates of the efficient detection of emotional facial expressions
    Reiko Sawada
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, 41 2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan Electronic address
    Brain Res 1560:60-72. 2014
    ..These data suggest that the efficient detection of emotional facial expressions is implemented via enhanced activation of the posterior visual cortices at 200-400ms based on their emotional significance. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous facial mimicry in response to dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Cognition 104:1-18. 2007
    ..These results indicate that dynamic facial expressions elicit spontaneous and rapid facial mimicry, which functions both as a form of intra-individual processing and as inter-individual communication...