Gentaro Taga

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Visual feature binding in early infancy
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Perception 31:273-86. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Activation and deactivation in response to visual stimulation in the occipital cortex of 6-month-old human infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Dev Psychobiol 54:1-15. 2012
  3. pmc Brain imaging in awake infants by near-infrared optical topography
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:10722-7. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic responses to visual stimulation in occipital and frontal cortex of newborn infants: a near-infrared optical topography study
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Early Hum Dev 75:S203-10. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Spatiotemporal properties of cortical haemodynamic response to auditory stimuli in sleeping infants revealed by multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 369:4495-511. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Selectivity and localization of cortical response to auditory and visual stimulation in awake infants aged 2 to 4 months
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 36:1246-52. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of source-detector distance of near infrared spectroscopy on the measurement of the cortical hemodynamic response in infants
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 38:452-60. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Effect of auditory input on activations in infant diverse cortical regions during audiovisual processing
    Hama Watanabe
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:543-65. 2013
  9. doi request reprint General to specific development of functional activation in the cerebral cortexes of 2- to 3-month-old infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 50:1536-44. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Prefrontal cortical involvement in young infants' analysis of novelty
    Tamami Nakano
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Cereb Cortex 19:455-63. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Visual feature binding in early infancy
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Perception 31:273-86. 2002
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  2. doi request reprint Activation and deactivation in response to visual stimulation in the occipital cortex of 6-month-old human infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Dev Psychobiol 54:1-15. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Brain imaging in awake infants by near-infrared optical topography
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:10722-7. 2003
    ..This result introduces near-infrared optical topography as a method for investigating the functional development of the brain in early infancy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic responses to visual stimulation in occipital and frontal cortex of newborn infants: a near-infrared optical topography study
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Early Hum Dev 75:S203-10. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the cerebrovascular coupling is already functioning in newborn's brain. The prefrontal activation implies that it may contribute to early processing of sensory signals...
  5. doi request reprint Spatiotemporal properties of cortical haemodynamic response to auditory stimuli in sleeping infants revealed by multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 369:4495-511. 2011
    ..We argue that multi-channel NIRS is capable of detecting the precise timing of cortical activation and its flow in the global network of the developing brain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Selectivity and localization of cortical response to auditory and visual stimulation in awake infants aged 2 to 4 months
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 36:1246-52. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of source-detector distance of near infrared spectroscopy on the measurement of the cortical hemodynamic response in infants
    Gentaro Taga
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 38:452-60. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Effect of auditory input on activations in infant diverse cortical regions during audiovisual processing
    Hama Watanabe
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:543-65. 2013
    ..The present study implies that 3-month-old infants may perceive audio-visual multisensory inputs by using the global network of functionally differentiated cortical regions...
  9. doi request reprint General to specific development of functional activation in the cerebral cortexes of 2- to 3-month-old infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 50:1536-44. 2010
    ..This result suggests that functional cortical regions emerge between 2 and 3 months of age for visual perception...
  10. doi request reprint Prefrontal cortical involvement in young infants' analysis of novelty
    Tamami Nakano
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Cereb Cortex 19:455-63. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Jerky spontaneous movements at term age in preterm infants who later developed cerebral palsy
    Nao Kanemaru
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Early Hum Dev 90:387-92. 2014
    ..Assessment of spontaneous movements in infants has been a powerful predictor of cerebral palsy (CP). Recent advancements on computer-based video analysis can provide detailed information about the properties of spontaneous movements...
  12. doi request reprint Specific characteristics of spontaneous movements in preterm infants at term age are associated with developmental delays at age 3 years
    Nao Kanemaru
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:713-21. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the characteristics of spontaneous movements in preterm infants at term age and developmental delay at 3 years of age...
  13. pmc Treadmill experience alters treadmill effects on perceived visual motion
    Yoshiko Yabe
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 6:e21642. 2011
    ..This suggests that the long-term repetitive experience of treadmill walking without optic flow induced the formation of a treadmill-specific locomotor-visual linkage to perceive the complex relationship between self and the environment...
  14. doi request reprint Developmental emergence of self-referential and inhibition mechanisms of body movements underling felicitous behaviors
    Hama Watanabe
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 37:1157-73. 2011
    ..The emergence of differentiation of behaviors points toward the development of self-referential and inhibition mechanisms in the perceptual-motor and attention/evaluation system in the cortico-subcortical network...
  15. doi request reprint A NIRS-fMRI study of resting state network
    Shuntaro Sasai
    Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 63:179-93. 2012
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  16. doi request reprint Increasing selectivity of interlimb coordination during spontaneous movements in 2- to 4-month-old infants
    Nao Kanemaru
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1, Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 218:49-61. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that the dissociated movements of a selective combination of arms or legs during spontaneous movements may be a precursor to functionally dissociated movements during goal-directed behaviors...
  17. doi request reprint Decrease in cortical activation during learning of a multi-joint discrete motor task
    Tsuyoshi Ikegami
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 191:221-36. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that the decrease in cortical activation in the sensorimotor cortex reflects changes in motor commands during learning of a multi-joint discrete movement...
  18. pmc Anticipatory cortical activation precedes auditory events in sleeping infants
    Tamami Nakano
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 3:e3912. 2008
    ..In the present study, we expected that when an auditory cue (beeps) predicted an auditory event (a female voice), specific regions of the infant cortex would show anticipatory activation before the event onset even while sleeping...
  19. doi request reprint Flexibility in infant actions during arm- and leg-based learning in a mobile paradigm
    Hama Watanabe
    Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, Japan
    Infant Behav Dev 32:79-90. 2009
    ..The results suggest that the infants' flexibility of actions in a novel situation depends on the prior experience. We speculate neural mechanisms, which may underlie the difference between the arm-based and leg-based learning...
  20. ncbi request reprint The right hemisphere of sleeping infant perceives sentential prosody
    Fumitaka Homae
    Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi Center Building, Kawaguchi shi, Saitama
    Neurosci Res 54:276-80. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest that prosodic processing in the right hemisphere may facilitate the acquisition of lexical or syntactic knowledge in the early stages of language development...
  21. ncbi request reprint General to specific development of movement patterns and memory for contingency between actions and events in young infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi shi, Saitama, Japan
    Infant Behav Dev 29:402-22. 2006
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  22. doi request reprint Functional activation in diverse regions of the developing brain of human infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
    Neuroimage 43:346-57. 2008
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  23. ncbi request reprint Prosodic processing in the developing brain
    Fumitaka Homae
    CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4 1 8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332 0012, Japan
    Neurosci Res 59:29-39. 2007
    ..We propose that speech processing in the infant brain develops from analyzing pitch information per se, to comparing and integrating information in input speech sounds with acquired prosodic structures...
  24. doi request reprint Frequency-specific functional connectivity in the brain during resting state revealed by NIRS
    Shuntaro Sasai
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Neuroimage 56:252-7. 2011
    ..The present study demonstrated that NIRS provides a powerful tool to elucidate network properties of the cortex during resting state...
  25. doi request reprint Initial-state dependency of learning in young infants
    Hama Watanabe
    Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Hum Mov Sci 30:125-42. 2011
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  26. doi request reprint Asymmetric transfer of visuomotor learning between discrete and rhythmic movements
    Tsuyoshi Ikegami
    Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    J Neurosci 30:4515-21. 2010
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  27. doi request reprint Treadmill locomotion captures visual perception of apparent motion
    Yoshiko Yabe
    Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 191:487-94. 2008
    ..This finding suggests that the effect reflects a perceptual mechanism to compensate for the absence of inputs in the action-perception cycle during locomotion...
  28. doi request reprint Functional connectivity of the cortex of term and preterm infants and infants with Down's syndrome
    Makiko Imai
    Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Neuroimage 85:272-8. 2014
    ..The highest short-range connectivity and the second highest contralateral-transverse connectivity suggested that the precursors for the basic cortical networks of functional connectivity were present at term age. ..
  29. pmc Development of a serial order in speech constrained by articulatory coordination
    Hiroki Oohashi
    Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Koujimachi Business Center, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e78600. 2013
    ..These results suggest that the development of intra- and inter-articulator coordination constrains the acquisition of serial orders in speech with the complexity that characterizes adult language. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Frame of reference for visual perception in young infants during change of body position
    Keisuke Kushiro
    Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsucho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Exp Brain Res 183:523-9. 2007
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