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The University of Electro-Communications 
Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center 

顔写真 Project Professor 
Shigeru TANAKA 

Year of birth:1957  
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Other affiliation / position
Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, School of Informatics and Engineering  Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering, Cluster III (Fundamental Science and Engineering)  脳科学ライフサポート研究センター運営委員  2013/04-Present 

Career
Fundamental Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation  Researcher  1986/04/01-1994/09/30 
Frontier Research Program, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)  Head of Laboratory for Neural Modeling  1994/10/01-1997/09/30 
RIKEN Brain Science Institute  Head of Laboratory for Visual Neurocomputing  1997/10/01-2009/09/30 
Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology  Self-Organizing System Laboratory, Department of Brain Science and Engineering, Visiting Professor  2001/04/01-2008/03/31 
The University of Electro-Communications  Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Project Professor  2009/10/01-2012/03/31 
The University of Electro-Communications  Planning and Research Office, Project Professor  2011/01/01-2012/03/31 
The University of Electro-Communications  Comprehensive Communication Science Promotion Office, Project Professor  2012/04/01-Present 

Academic background
The University of Tokyo  Faculty of Science  Department of Physics  Doctoral program  1986/03  Completed 

Academic degrees
Doctor of Science  The University of Tokyo  1986/03 

Classes responsible within the university
2016  機械知能システム学基礎  Spring semester  Graduate, IE  Master's program  Subject in specialty 
2016  基礎科学実験A  Spring semester  Undergraduate, daytime 
2016  物理学概論2  Fall semester  Undergraduate, daytime  Subject in specialty 
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Education and research activities in foreign countries
An IBRO neuroscience school  2000/08-2000/09  Italy 
EU advanced course in computational neuroscience  1999/08-1999/09  Italy 
Crete course in computational neuroscience  1998/09-1998/10  Greece 
Crete course in computational neuroscience  1997/09-1997/10  Greece 
Crete course in computational neuroscience  1996/08-1996/09  Greece 
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Current research areas
Cognitive science 
Perceptual information processing 
Brain biometrics 
Biophysics 

Current research subjects
Experimental studies of the critical period plasticity of the mammalian visual cortex  critical period, orientation selectivity, orientation map  1997-2009/09/30 
Theory of visual cortical column formation  Orientation selectivity, ocular dominance, retinotopy, plasticity, experience dependence  1999/01-2014/12  哺乳類の大脳皮質視覚領にみられる機能的カラム構造の形成がどのようなメカニズムによって形成されるのかを明らかにする。また、視体験の効果が、どの程度カラム構造を再編するのかを明らかにする。 
Theoretical study of the formation of direction selectivity in retinal ganglion cells  Amacline cells, acetylcholine receptor, GABA receptor, lateral diffusion  2009/10-2013/09 
Computational study of working memory.  Prefrontal cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus, working memory task, learning  2010/04-2014/03 
fMRI signal measurement to elucidate the mechanisms of sound symbolism and subjective impression representation in the brain  Functional magnetic resonance imaging, sound symbolism, subjective impression, qualia  2014/05-Present 

Preferable theme of joint or funded research
Theoretical research in neurosciences and cognitive science  Desire to engage in joint research with universities and other research institutes  Technological consultation,Joint research 
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Published books
Book  Visual Cortex - Current Status and Perspectives  Shigeru Tanaka  INTECH  341-366  2012 
Book, translated  別冊日経サイエンス 157  田中 繁  日経サイエンス社  40-49  2007 
Book  ニューロインフォマティクス-視覚系を中心に-  田中繁、宮下真信  オーム社  146-157  2006 
Book  神経科学の基礎と臨床13 後頭葉:その機能とネットワーク  今村 一之,田中 繁  ブレーン出版  55-70  2005 
Book  THE NEURAL BASIS OF EARLY VISION  Masanobu Miyashita, Shigeru Tanaka  Springer-Verlag Tokyo  225-229  2003 
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Published papers
Paper  Yes  Supranormal orientation selectivity of visual neurons in orientation-restricted animals  Joint  Sasaki KS, Kimura R, Ninomiya T, Tabuchi Y, Tanaka H, Fukui M, Asada1 YC, Arai1 T, Inagaki M, Nakazono T, Baba M, Kato D, Nishimoto S, Sanada TM, Tani T, Imamura K, Tanaka S, Ohzawa1 I  Scientific Reports  5, 16712-16723  2015/11/16  10.1038/srep16712 (2015). 
Paper  Yes  Modeling memory consolidation during posttraining periods in cerebellovestibular learning  Joint  Tadashi Yamazaki, Soichi Nagao, William Lennon, and Shigeru Tanaka  Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA  112/ 11, 3541-3548  2015/03/17  10.1073/pnas.1413798112  URL 
Paper  Yes  Identification of ocular dominance domains in new world monkeys by immediate-early gene expression  Joint  Toru Takahata, Masanobu Miyashita, Shigeru Tanaka, Jon H, Kaas  Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences  111/ 11, 4297-4302  2014/03/03  10.1073/pnas.1401951111 
Paper  Yes  Sensitivity profile for orientation selectivity in the visual cortex of goggle-reared mice  Yoshida T, Ozawa K, Tanaka S  PLoS ONE  doi:10.1372/journal.pone.0040630-  2012 
Paper  Yes  Parallel development of orientation maps and spatial frequency selectivity in cat visual cortex.  Tani T, Ribot J, O’Hashi K, Tanaka S.  European Journal of Neuroscience  35, 44-55  2012 
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Research presentations
Invited lecture for an international conference  Effects of visual experience on orientation map development: experiment and theory.  Physiology of perception and action forum  No  Tanaka S.  2007/09 
Invited lecture for an international conference  Computational models for the representation of time and sequence in the brain.  Second International Forum on Language, Brain, and Cognition: Brain Imaging, Aphasiology, and Computational Modeling,  No  Tanaka S  2003/10 
Invited lecture for an international conference  Effects of visual experience and innate properties of the visual system on the information of cortical columns.  Stockholm Workshop on Computational Neuroscience  No  Tanaka S.  2001/06 
Invited lecture for an international conference  A role of visual experience and intrinsic circuits for the formation of functional maps in the primary visual cortex.  Second Korea-Japan Joint Workshop on Neurobiology and Neuroinformatics (NBNI-2000)  No  Tanaka S, Miyashita M.  2000/11 
Invited lecture for an international conference  Self-organization and topological analysis of feature maps in the mammalian visual cortex.  Kenneth Craik Club,  No  Tanaka S.  1996/09 
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Awards
内藤記念科学財団研究助成金  2007 
日本神経回路学会研究賞  1998 
日本神経回路学会奨励賞  1994 
上原道之賞  1992 
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Public lectures
出張講義  都立昭和高等学校  2015/10/07 
出張講義  都立隅田川高等学校  2014/11/05  都立隅田川高等学校 
出張講義  私立小野学園  2014/10/25  私立小野学園 
出張講義  私立日本橋女学館高等学校  2014/10/08  私立日本橋女学館高等学校 
模擬講義  アドミッションセンター  2014/09/24  電気通信大学 
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Memberships of academic societies
International Brain Research Organization 
Society for Neuroscience 
日本神経回路学会 
日本神経科学学会 
日本物理学会 
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Committee or council involvement
通産省(現、経済産業省)大規模プロジェクト準備調査委員会  委員  1992-Present 
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Media coverage
Other  日経プレスリリース  マウス用シリンダーレンズメガネを用い脳の情報抽出機能の成長変化を計測、視覚野の発達の分子メカニズムの解明に道  2012/07/07 
Newspaper  日刊工業新聞  成長過程の脳神経 学習で役割変化 視覚機能の解明に道  2012/07/11 
Other  Research Media Ltd  International Innovation Activity-dependent self-organization, Mammalian mind mapping  2014/03/05 
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Social activities
Academic journal activities  ISRN Neuroscience  2012-Present  Editorial board 
Review committee member or screening committee member for research funding, etc., at another university  ERC-2008-AdG European Research Council Peer Review Evaluation  2008-2009  研究補助金の審査 
Review committee member or screening committee member for research funding, etc., at another university  金沢工業大学人間情報研究所外部評価委員会  2006/03-2006/03  専門評価委員 
Academic journal activities  Journal of Neuroimformatics  2003-2013  action editor 
Review committee member or screening committee member for research funding, etc., at another university  科学研究補助金 生体情報分科  2003-2004  審査 
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Committee activity in the University
脳科学ライフサポート研究センター運営委員会  委員  2013-Present 
総合コミュニケーション科学推進室  副室長  2012/04-Present 
総合コミュニケーション科学運営委員会  幹事  2010-2012/03 
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