Researchers

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

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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.