Tsuyoshi Ikegami

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg.)

Specific Research Topic:

Motor Control, Motor Learning, Action Understanding



Mailing Address:

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



My research focuses on human motor control and learning. The goal of my research is to understand how the nervous system manipulates and acquires a variety of complex and skilled movements as performed in everyday life and during sports activities. To address this question, I investigate the neural mechanisms of sensorimotor control and learning by observing human behavior, constructing computational models to explain behavior, and measuring brain activity.

Selected Publications:

Ikegami T, Ganesh G, Watching novice action degrades expert motor performance: Causation between action production and outcome prediction of observed actions by humans. Scientific Reports, 4, 6989, doi:10.1038/srep06989, 2014.

Ganesh G, Yoshioka T, Osu R, Ikegami T, Immediate tool incorporation processes determine human motor planning with tools. Nature Communications, 5:4524, doi:10.1038/ncomms5524, 2014

Ikegami T, Hirashima M, Osu R, Nozaki D, Intermittent visual feedback can boost motor learning of rhythmic movements: evidence for error feedback beyond cycles. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(2), 653-657, 2012.

Ikegami T, Hirashima M, Taga G, Nozaki D, Asymmetric transfer of visuomotor learning between discrete and rhythmic movements. The Journal of Neuroscience 30(12), 4515-4521, 2010.

Ikegami T, Taga G, Decrease in cortical activation during learning of a multi-joint discrete motor task. Experimental Brain Research 191, 221-236, 2008.