Ryota Kanai

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Brain structure links loneliness to social perception
    Ryota Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 22:1975-9. 2012
  2. pmc Online social network size is reflected in human brain structure
    R Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1327-34. 2012
  3. doi TMS over the intraparietal sulcus induces perceptual fading
    Ryota Kanai
    University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, UK
    J Neurophysiol 100:3343-50. 2008
  4. pmc Distractibility in daily life is reflected in the structure and function of human parietal cortex
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 31:6620-6. 2011
  5. pmc Political orientations are correlated with brain structure in young adults
    Ryota Kanai
    University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 21:677-80. 2011
  6. doi The structural basis of inter-individual differences in human behaviour and cognition
    Ryota Kanai
    The UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Nat Rev Neurosci 12:231-42. 2011
  7. doi Modality-independent role of the primary auditory cortex in time estimation
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Exp Brain Res 209:465-71. 2011
  8. pmc Human parietal cortex structure predicts individual differences in perceptual rivalry
    Ryota Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 20:1626-30. 2010
  9. doi Subjective discriminability of invisibility: a framework for distinguishing perceptual and attentional failures of awareness
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Dept of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR London, United Kingdom
    Conscious Cogn 19:1045-57. 2010
  10. doi Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) modulates cortical excitability as assessed by TMS-induced phosphene thresholds
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Dept of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR London, United Kingdom
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:1551-4. 2010

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Publications29

  1. pmc Brain structure links loneliness to social perception
    Ryota Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 22:1975-9. 2012
    ..Taken together, our results suggest that basic social perceptual abilities play an important role in shaping an individual's loneliness...
  2. pmc Online social network size is reflected in human brain structure
    R Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1327-34. 2012
    ..Taken together, our findings demonstrate that the size of an individual's online social network is closely linked to focal brain structure implicated in social cognition...
  3. doi TMS over the intraparietal sulcus induces perceptual fading
    Ryota Kanai
    University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, UK
    J Neurophysiol 100:3343-50. 2008
    ..This study supports the idea that conscious visual perception requires a coupling between the early visual areas representing sensory data and the parietal areas subserving spatial localization functions...
  4. pmc Distractibility in daily life is reflected in the structure and function of human parietal cortex
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 31:6620-6. 2011
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  5. pmc Political orientations are correlated with brain structure in young adults
    Ryota Kanai
    University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 21:677-80. 2011
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  6. doi The structural basis of inter-individual differences in human behaviour and cognition
    Ryota Kanai
    The UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Nat Rev Neurosci 12:231-42. 2011
    ..We propose that inter-individual differences can be used as a source of information to link human behaviour and cognition to brain anatomy...
  7. doi Modality-independent role of the primary auditory cortex in time estimation
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Exp Brain Res 209:465-71. 2011
    ..Here, we propose that time is primarily encoded in the auditory system and that visual inputs are automatically encoded into an auditory representation in time discrimination tasks...
  8. pmc Human parietal cortex structure predicts individual differences in perceptual rivalry
    Ryota Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 20:1626-30. 2010
    ..These findings demonstrate a direct relationship between structure of SPL and individuals' perceptual switch rate...
  9. doi Subjective discriminability of invisibility: a framework for distinguishing perceptual and attentional failures of awareness
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Dept of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR London, United Kingdom
    Conscious Cogn 19:1045-57. 2010
    ..These results show that failure of visual perception can be identified as either a result of perceptual or attentional blindness depending on the circumstances under which visual awareness was impaired...
  10. doi Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) modulates cortical excitability as assessed by TMS-induced phosphene thresholds
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Dept of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR London, United Kingdom
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:1551-4. 2010
    ..Here, we investigated whether tACS can reach and modulate the excitability of the visual cortex in a frequency-dependent manner...
  11. doi Perceived timing of new objects and feature changes
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Dept of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    J Vis 9:5. 2009
    ..Our results suggest the construction of a new object representation requires additional time to establish a stable neuronal representation...
  12. pmc Effective connectivity within human primary visual cortex predicts interindividual diversity in illusory perception
    Chen Song
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom, and College of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073, China
    J Neurosci 33:18781-91. 2013
    ..This neurophysiological-perceptual link provides empirical evidence for theoretical proposals that intra-areal connections in early visual cortices are involved in contextual modulation of visual perception. ..
  13. pmc Transfer of cognitive training across magnitude dimensions achieved with concurrent brain stimulation of the parietal lobe
    Marinella Cappelletti
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy, Department of Psychology, University of Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy, Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, 38122 Trento, Italy, and Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, OX1 3UD Oxford United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 33:14899-907. 2013
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  14. pmc Neuroanatomical correlates of biological motion detection
    Sharon Gilaie-Dotan
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 51:457-63. 2013
    ..Our study reveals a neural basis associated with the inter-individual variability in biological motion detection, reliably linking the neuroanatomical structure of left pSTS and vPMC with biological motion detection performance...
  15. pmc Relating inter-individual differences in metacognitive performance on different perceptual tasks
    Chen Song
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Conscious Cogn 20:1787-92. 2011
    ..Such stability of an individual's metacognitive ability across different perceptual tasks indicates a general mechanism supporting metacognition independent of the specific task...
  16. pmc Inter-individual differences in empathy are reflected in human brain structure
    Michael J Banissy
    Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, SE14 6NW, UK
    Neuroimage 62:2034-9. 2012
    ..These findings are discussed in relation to neurocognitive models of empathy...
  17. pmc Grey matter volume in early human visual cortex predicts proneness to the sound-induced flash illusion
    Benjamin De Haas
    University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4955-61. 2012
    ..We propose that strength of auditory influences on visual perception is determined by individual differences in recurrent connections, cross-modal attention and/or optimal weighting of sensory channels...
  18. pmc Neuroanatomical correlates of visual car expertise
    Sharon Gilaie-Dotan
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Neuroimage 62:147-53. 2012
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  19. doi Frequency-dependent electrical stimulation of the visual cortex
    Ryota Kanai
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Dept of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR, London, UK
    Curr Biol 18:1839-43. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that tACS can be used as a noninvasive tool for establishing a causal link between rhythmic cortical activities and their functions...
  20. doi Rapid changes in brain structure predict improvements induced by perceptual learning
    Thomas Ditye
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    Neuroimage 81:205-12. 2013
    ..These findings point towards quick and efficient plastic neural mechanisms that enable the visual brain to deal effectively with changing environmental demands. ..
  21. pmc Ready steady slow: action preparation slows the subjective passage of time
    Nobuhiro Hagura
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4399-406. 2012
    ..This strategy might facilitate changing or inhibiting the planned action in response to last-minute changes in the external environment...
  22. pmc Reciprocal anatomical relationship between primary sensory and prefrontal cortices in the human brain
    Chen Song
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 31:9472-80. 2011
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  23. doi Occipital GABA correlates with cognitive failures in daily life
    Kristian Sandberg
    Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, Building 10G, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR London, UK Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Voldbyvej 15, 8540 Hammel, Denmark Electronic address
    Neuroimage 87:55-60. 2014
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  24. doi Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion
    Michael J Banissy
    a UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Cogn Neurosci 3:29-35. 2012
    ..These findings imply that synesthesia for color is linked to neuroanatomical changes between adjacent regions of the visual system...
  25. pmc Selectively altering belief formation in the human brain
    Tali Sharot
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, University College London, London WC1 H0AP, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17058-62. 2012
    ..Our results provide an instance of how selective disruption of regional human brain function paradoxically enhances the ability to incorporate unfavorable information into beliefs of vulnerability...
  26. pmc Structural and functional fractionation of right superior parietal cortex in bistable perception
    Ryota Kanai
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R106-7. 2011
    ..Here we join forces to resolve this discrepancy...
  27. pmc Frequency specific modulation of human somatosensory cortex
    Matteo Feurra
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London London, UK
    Front Psychol 2:13. 2011
    ..Our present study suggests that tACS could be used as a powerful online stimulation technique to reveal the causal roles of oscillatory brain activities...
  28. pmc Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Frontal Eye Fields during Pro- and Antisaccade Tasks
    Ryota Kanai
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London London, UK
    Front Psychiatry 3:45. 2012
    ..Our present study is the first to show effects of tDCS over FEF and opens the possibility of applying tDCS for studying the functions of FEF in oculomotor and attentional performance...
  29. pmc Anatomy of human sensory cortices reflects inter-individual variability in time estimation
    Sharon Gilaie-Dotan
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London London, UK
    Front Integr Neurosci 5:76. 2011
    ..We propose that an individual's ability to discriminate longer durations is linked to self-initiated rhythm maintenance mechanisms relying on the neural structure of these modality-specific sensory and parahippocampal cortices...