Shintaro Uehara

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg.)

Specific Research Topic:

Human motor control and learning

Mailing Address:

2C7, 1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan


My research focuses on understanding the neural mecanisms underlying motor leaning and motor memory formation, and developing effective interventions that can facilitate these brain functions in humans.

To accomplish these interests, I investigate human brain functions by measuring neural activity with imaging technologies, and by applying non-invasive stimulation techniques that can modify brain states. I try to consider the significance of my research from the perspective of a physical therapist. My final goal is to develop strategies to assist motor improvement in neurological disorders in the field of clinical rehabilitation.

Selected Publications:

Uehara S, Nambu I, Matsumura M, Kakei S, Naito E. Prior somatic stimulation improves performance of acquired motor skill by facilitating functional connectivity in cortico-subcortical motor circuits.Journal of Behaviorl and Brain Science, 2 (3): 343-356, 2012.

Uehara S, Nambu I, Tomatsu S, Lee J, Kakei S, Naito E. Improving human hand plateaued motor skill with somatic stimulation. PLoS ONE, 6 (10): e25670, 2011.