J Tanji

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Affiliation: Tohoku University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi New concepts of the supplementary motor area
    J Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, 980 77, Japan
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 6:782-7. 1996
  2. ncbi Differential roles of neuronal activity in the supplementary and presupplementary motor areas: from information retrieval to motor planning and execution
    Eiji Hoshi
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575 Japan
    J Neurophysiol 92:3482-99. 2004
  3. ncbi Differential involvement of neurons in the dorsal and ventral premotor cortex during processing of visual signals for action planning
    Eiji Hoshi
    Tamagawa University Research Institute, Tamagawa gakuen 6 1 1, Machida, Tokyo 194 8610, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 95:3596-616. 2006
  4. ncbi Behavioral planning in the prefrontal cortex
    J Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo cho, Aoba ku, Sendai, 980 8575, Japan
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 11:164-70. 2001
  5. ncbi Reward-based planning of motor selection in the rostral cingulate motor area
    Jun Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Adv Exp Med Biol 508:417-23. 2002
  6. ncbi Sequential organization of multiple movements: involvement of cortical motor areas
    J Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980, Japan
    Annu Rev Neurosci 24:631-51. 2001
  7. ncbi Reorganization of activity in the supplementary motor area associated with motor learning and functional recovery
    H Aizawa
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University, School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 84:668-71. 1991
  8. ncbi Oculomotor sequence learning: a positron emission tomography study
    R Kawashima
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 122:1-8. 1998
  9. ncbi Visually based path-planning by Japanese monkeys
    H Mushiake
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 980 8575, Sendai, Japan
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 11:165-9. 2001
  10. ncbi Spatial distribution of cingulate cells projecting to the primary, supplementary, and pre-supplementary motor areas: a retrograde multiple labeling study in the macaque monkey
    Y Wang
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo-cho, Aobaku, Sendai 980, Japan
    Neurosci Res 39:39-49. 2001

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  1. ncbi New concepts of the supplementary motor area
    J Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, 980 77, Japan
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 6:782-7. 1996
    ..The differential use of these three areas for various motor behaviors has been the subject of recent studies that are beginning to provide novel concepts of the functional differentiation of each area...
  2. ncbi Differential roles of neuronal activity in the supplementary and presupplementary motor areas: from information retrieval to motor planning and execution
    Eiji Hoshi
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575 Japan
    J Neurophysiol 92:3482-99. 2004
    ..These findings point to the functional specialization of the two areas, with respect to receiving associative cues, information processing, motor behavior planning, and movement execution...
  3. ncbi Differential involvement of neurons in the dorsal and ventral premotor cortex during processing of visual signals for action planning
    Eiji Hoshi
    Tamagawa University Research Institute, Tamagawa gakuen 6 1 1, Machida, Tokyo 194 8610, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 95:3596-616. 2006
    ..These results further elucidate the functional specialization of the PMd and PMv during the processing of visual information for action planning...
  4. ncbi Behavioral planning in the prefrontal cortex
    J Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo cho, Aoba ku, Sendai, 980 8575, Japan
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 11:164-70. 2001
    ..The prefrontal cortex also regulates the flow of information through multiple nodes to meet behavioral demands...
  5. ncbi Reward-based planning of motor selection in the rostral cingulate motor area
    Jun Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Adv Exp Med Biol 508:417-23. 2002
    ..Each type of cell seems to be involved in responding to the quality of the reward, and to relay that information to change planned movements, and prepare a new movement...
  6. ncbi Sequential organization of multiple movements: involvement of cortical motor areas
    J Tanji
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980, Japan
    Annu Rev Neurosci 24:631-51. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi Reorganization of activity in the supplementary motor area associated with motor learning and functional recovery
    H Aizawa
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University, School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 84:668-71. 1991
    ..Subsequent lesions of the primary motor cortex gave rise to the appearance of premovement activity changes, indicating usedependent reorganization of the neuronal activity in SMA...
  8. ncbi Oculomotor sequence learning: a positron emission tomography study
    R Kawashima
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 122:1-8. 1998
    ..The results indicate that these fields function as a part of the neural network involved in the learning of sequential saccadic eye movements...
  9. ncbi Visually based path-planning by Japanese monkeys
    H Mushiake
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 980 8575, Sendai, Japan
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 11:165-9. 2001
    ..The animals then developed a strategy of solving the problem by planning a novel shortest path from the start to the goal and rerouting the path to bypass the obstacle...
  10. ncbi Spatial distribution of cingulate cells projecting to the primary, supplementary, and pre-supplementary motor areas: a retrograde multiple labeling study in the macaque monkey
    Y Wang
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo-cho, Aobaku, Sendai 980, Japan
    Neurosci Res 39:39-49. 2001
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  11. ncbi Binary-coded monitoring of a behavioral sequence by cells in the pre-supplementary motor area
    Keisetsu Shima
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurosci 26:2579-82. 2006
    ..Such neuronal activity, resembling the operation of binary counting elements widely used for constructing artificial computing devices, was rare in the supplementary motor area or in the primary motor cortex...
  12. ncbi Prefrontal cortical cells projecting to the supplementary eye field and presupplementary motor area in the monkey
    Yan Wang
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Neurosci Res 53:1-7. 2005
    ..Cells projecting to the SEF, but not to the pre-SMA, were observed in areas 8a, 8b, 9, 12, and 45. These findings suggest that the SEF and pre-SMA receive different sets of information from the PF cells...
  13. ncbi Representation of immediate and final behavioral goals in the monkey prefrontal cortex during an instructed delay period
    Naohiro Saito
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Cereb Cortex 15:1535-46. 2005
    ..This finding implicates the prefrontal cortex in governing goal-oriented sequential behavior rather than sensorimotor transformation...
  14. ncbi Neurons in the rostral cingulate motor area monitor multiple phases of visuomotor behavior with modest parametric selectivity
    Eiji Hoshi
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo cho 2 1, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 94:640-56. 2005
    ..On the other hand, CMAr activity during motor planning may reflect the emergence of a general intention for action...
  15. ncbi Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex reflects multiple steps of future events in action plans
    Hajime Mushiake
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Neuron 50:631-41. 2006
    ..Our data suggest that the PFC is involved primarily in planning multiple future events that occur as a consequence of behavioral actions...
  16. ncbi Categorization of behavioural sequences in the prefrontal cortex
    Keisetsu Shima
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, 980 8575, Japan
    Nature 445:315-8. 2007
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  17. ncbi Distinctions between dorsal and ventral premotor areas: anatomical connectivity and functional properties
    Eiji Hoshi
    Tamagawa University Research Institute, Tamagawa, Gakuen 6 1 1 Machida, Tokyo 194 8610, Japan
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 17:234-42. 2007
    ..New lines of evidence also implicate the lateral premotor areas in planning motor behavior and selecting actions...
  18. ncbi Decoding higher-order motor information from primate non-primary motor cortices
    Toshi Nakajima
    Department of Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
    Technol Health Care 15:103-10. 2007
    ..By extracting this type of information, we can use it to control prosthetic arms in a more intelligent manner through a brain-machine interface...
  19. ncbi Concept-based behavioral planning and the lateral prefrontal cortex
    Jun Tanji
    Brain Science Institute, Tamagawa University, Machida, Tokyo 194 8610, Japan
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:528-34. 2007
    ..Recent studies show that the LPFC is involved in more abstract aspects of conceptual processes, such as in representing categories of multiple actions at the stage of behavioral planning...
  20. doi Role of the lateral prefrontal cortex in executive behavioral control
    Jun Tanji
    Tamagawa University Brain Science Institute, Machida, Tokyo, Japan
    Physiol Rev 88:37-57. 2008
    ..Recent studies have begun to reveal neuronal mechanisms for strategic behavioral planning and for the development of knowledge that enables the planning of macrostructures of event-action sequences at the conceptual level...
  21. pmc Discharge synchrony during the transition of behavioral goal representations encoded by discharge rates of prefrontal neurons
    Kazuhiro Sakamoto
    Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2 1 1 Katahira, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8577, Japan
    Cereb Cortex 18:2036-45. 2008
    ..We hypothesize that the transient increase in discharge synchrony is an indication of a process that facilitates dynamic changes in the prefrontal neural circuits in order to undergo profound state changes...
  22. doi Transformation of a virtual action plan into a motor plan in the premotor cortex
    Yoshihisa Nakayama
    Tamagawa University Brain Science Institute, Tokyo 194 8610, Japan
    J Neurosci 28:10287-97. 2008
    ..Here, we show that activity of individual PMd neurons initially reflects a virtual action plan transcending motor specifics, before these neurons contribute to a transformation process that leads to activity encoding a motor plan...
  23. ncbi Cingulate cortical cells projecting to monkey frontal eye field and primary motor cortex
    Yan Wang
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo cho, Aobaku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Neuroreport 15:1559-63. 2004
    ..Cells projecting to the FEF and MI scarcely overlapped, indicating that each area receives different sets of information from the cingulate cortex...
  24. ncbi Contrasting neuronal activity in the dorsal and ventral premotor areas during preparation to reach
    Eiji Hoshi
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo cho 2 1, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 87:1123-8. 2002
    ..These findings point to preference in the use of neuronal activity in the two areas: preparation for action in the PMd and preparation for target acquisition in the PMv...
  25. ncbi Cellular activity in the supplementary eye field during sequential performance of multiple saccades
    Masaki Isoda
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 88:3541-5. 2002
    ..This rank-order selectivity was found in parallel with the selectivity for the sequence of three saccades. Our data suggest a role for SEF neurons in the coding of temporally ordered saccadic eye movements...
  26. ncbi Representation of the temporal order of visual objects in the primate lateral prefrontal cortex
    Yoshihisa Ninokura
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 89:2868-73. 2003
    ..Our findings show that PFC cells are involved in holding temporal order information when that information is necessary for planning forthcoming motor behavior...
  27. ncbi Effects of image motion in the dorsal premotor cortex during planning of an arm movement
    Tetsuji Ochiai
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 88:2167-71. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi Integration of temporal order and object information in the monkey lateral prefrontal cortex
    Yoshihisa Ninokura
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 91:555-60. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that LPFC cells are involved in encoding temporal sequences of events when such information is required for planning forthcoming motor behavior...
  29. ncbi Differences in spiking patterns among cortical neurons
    Shigeru Shinomoto
    Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Neural Comput 15:2823-42. 2003
    ..This suggests that neurons in each area can be classified into different groups possessing unique spiking statistics and corresponding functional properties...
  30. ncbi Spatial distribution and density of prefrontal cortical cells projecting to three sectors of the premotor cortex
    Yan Wang
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo cho, Aobaku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Neuroreport 13:1341-4. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that each of the three sectors of the premotor cortex receive different sets of information from the prefrontal cortex...
  31. ncbi Distribution of eye- and arm-movement-related neuronal activity in the SEF and in the SMA and Pre-SMA of monkeys
    Naotaka Fujii
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 87:2158-66. 2002
    ..Subsequent analysis revealed that the laterality of arm representation differed in the three areas: it was predominantly contralateral in the SMA but largely bilateral in the pre-SMA and SEF...
  32. ncbi Area-selective neuronal activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for information retrieval and action planning
    Eiji Hoshi
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Seiryo cho 2 1, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 91:2707-22. 2004
    ..Thus sensorimotor transformations in the dorsolateral PFC appear to be time-variant and region-selective...
  33. ncbi Numerical representation for action in the parietal cortex of the monkey
    Hiromasa Sawamura
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980, Japan
    Nature 415:918-22. 2002
    ..Such activity in the superior parietal lobule is useful for processing numerical information, which is necessary to provide a foundation for the forthcoming motor selection...
  34. ncbi New classification scheme of cortical sites with the neuronal spiking characteristics
    Shigeru Shinomoto
    Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
    Neural Netw 15:1165-9. 2002
    ..By measuring the Hellinger distances among those distributions, Pre-SMA, SMA and CMAr are found to be mutually similar in comparison with PF...
  35. ncbi The relationship between MI and SMA afferents and cerebellar and pallidal efferents in the macaque monkey
    Sharleen T Sakai
    Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    Somatosens Mot Res 19:139-48. 2002
    ..These data suggest that while MI primarily receives inputs originating from Cb and SMA primarily receives inputs originating from GPi, it also appears that MI and SMA receive secondary afferents arising from GPi and Cb, respectively...
  36. ncbi Contrasting neuronal activity in the supplementary and frontal eye fields during temporal organization of multiple saccades
    Masaki Isoda
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 90:3054-65. 2003
    ..We propose that the SEF is primarily involved in the process of planning, decoding, and updating saccade sequences, whereas the FEF plays a major role in determining the direction of forthcoming saccades...
  37. ncbi Design of a head fixation device for experiments in behaving monkeys
    Masaki Isoda
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo cho, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurosci Methods 141:277-82. 2005
    ..This head fixation system is suitable for behavioral experiments and single-unit recording studies. It may also be applicable for studies on functional imaging of the macaque brain, by constructing it of non-magnetic materials...
  38. ncbi Involvement of the ventral premotor cortex in controlling image motion of the hand during performance of a target-capturing task
    Tetsuji Ochiai
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
    Cereb Cortex 15:929-37. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that PMv neurons play a crucial role in determining which part of the body moves in which direction, at least under conditions in which a visual image of a limb is used to guide limb movements...
  39. ncbi Functional specialization in dorsal and ventral premotor areas
    Eiji Hoshi
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Prog Brain Res 143:507-11. 2004
    ..In contrast, neurons in the PMd are involved more in integrating information about which arm to use and the target to be reached. Thus, PMd neurons are more implicated than those of the PMv in the preparation for a future motor action...
  40. ncbi Participation of the primate presupplementary motor area in sequencing multiple saccades
    Masaki Isoda
    Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo cho, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 92:653-9. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi [Present status and future aspects of studies on neuronal network formation (discussion)]
    Shigetada Nakanishi
    Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso 49:205-25. 2004