Wataru Sato

Summary

Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Misrecognition of facial expressions in delinquents
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development funded by Benesse Corporation, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 3:27. 2009
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Misrecognition of facial expressions in delinquents
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development funded by Benesse Corporation, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 3:27. 2009
    ..To address this issue, we investigated facial expression recognition in delinquents in detail...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  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 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
    ....
  19. pmc Gamma Oscillations in the Temporal Pole in Response to Eyes
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    PLoS ONE 11:e0162039. 2016
    ..These results suggest that gamma-band oscillations in the temporal pole were involved in the processing of the presence of eyes and changes in eye gaze direction at a relatively late temporal stage compared with the posterior cortices. ..
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Neural substrates of the ability to recognize facial expressions: A voxel-based morphometry study
    Shota Uono
    1 Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci . 2016
    ..Furthermore, the mirror neuron activity of the IFG may be important for establishing efficient facial mimicry to facilitate emotion recognition...
  23. doi request reprint Time course of gamma-band oscillation associated with face processing in the inferior occipital gyrus and fusiform gyrus: A combined fMRI and MEG study
    Shota Uono
    Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    Hum Brain Mapp . 2016
    ..Hum Brain Mapp, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  24. pmc Rapid gamma oscillations in the inferior occipital gyrus in response to eyes
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Sci Rep 6:36321. 2016
    ..These results suggest that gamma oscillations in the right IOG are involved in the early stages of eye processing, such as eye detection...
  25. pmc Neuroticism Delays Detection of Facial Expressions
    Reiko Sawada
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 11:e0153400. 2016
    ....
  26. pmc The structural neural substrate of subjective happiness
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Sci Rep 5:16891. 2015
    ..Our findings suggest that the precuneus mediates subjective happiness by integrating the emotional and cognitive components of happiness. ..
  27. doi request reprint Rapid, high-frequency, and theta-coupled gamma oscillations in the inferior occipital gyrus during face processing
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan The Organization for Promoting Research in Developmental Disorders, Japan Electronic address
    Cortex 60:52-68. 2014
    ..e., both featural and configural) face processing in collaboration with theta oscillations transmitted from other brain regions...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Unconscious Affective Responses to Food
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    PLoS ONE 11:e0160956. 2016
    ..These results suggest that unconscious affective reactions are elicited by the sight of food and that these responses contribute to daily eating behaviors related to overeating. ..
  35. doi request reprint Neural mechanisms underlying conscious and unconscious attentional shifts triggered by eye gaze
    Wataru Sato
    The Hakubi Project, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi 484 8506, Japan The Organization for Promoting Developmental Disorder Research, 40 Shogoin Sannocho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8392, Japan Electronic address
    Neuroimage 124:118-26. 2016
    ..These results suggest commonalities and differences in the neural mechanisms underlying conscious and unconscious attentional shifts triggered by eye gaze...
  36. doi request reprint Impaired overt facial mimicry in response to dynamic facial expressions in high-functioning autism spectrum disorders
    Sayaka Yoshimura
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    J Autism Dev Disord 45:1318-28. 2015
    ..These results suggest that impairment in overt facial mimicry in response to others' dynamic facial expressions may underlie difficulties in reciprocal social interaction among individuals with ASD. ..
  37. doi 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. ..
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Spatiotemporal neural network dynamics for the processing of dynamic facial expressions
    Wataru Sato
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Sci Rep 5:12432. 2015
    ..These results indicate that hierarchical, bidirectional neural network dynamics within a few hundred milliseconds implement the processing of dynamic facial expressions. ..
  40. pmc Exaggerated perception of facial expressions is increased in individuals with schizotypal traits
    Shota Uono
    Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Human Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Sci Rep 5:11795. 2015
    ..These results suggest that schizotypal traits, specifically the tendency to over-attribute mental states to others, exaggerate the perception of emotional facial expressions. ..
  41. pmc Emotional attention capture by facial expressions
    Reiko Sawada
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, 41 2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, 484 8506, Japan
    Sci Rep 5:14042. 2015
    ..These results suggest that emotional facial expressions accelerate attentional engagement and prolong attentional disengagement due to their emotional significance. ..