Yukako Yamane

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg.)

Specific Research Topic:

Object perception and recognition





Mailing Address:

1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka


I study the neural mechanisms of perception. We can see, hear and feel the external world only through our brain. Our brain’s ability of analyzing, recognizing, and understanding the outer environment is marvelous, although we do not realize this ability in daily life because it is so easy and trivial for us.
I focus on visual object recognition to discover the way the brain quickly selects the essential information on an object (e.g., identity, feel of the material) and interpret it in the brain. I directly record neuronal activity from widespread regions in higher and lower visual areas. I engage am engaged in collaborations with several researchers worldwide.

Selected Publications:

Y.Yamane, E.T. Carlson, K.C. Bowman, Z. Wang and C.E.Connor : A neural code for three-dimensional object shape in macaque inferotemporal cortex, Nat. Naurosci., 11: 1352-1360 (2008)