Satoshi Nishida

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg.)

Specific Research Topic:

Visual Cognition, Attention, Working Memory, fMRI

Other Affiliations:

Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University



Mailing Address:

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


s-nishida at


Humans are constantly flooded with complex, diverse, and dynamic visual information in their daily lives. To accomplish flexible visual cognition under such conditions, the human brain continuously and efficiently performs the identification, selection, and maintenance of visual information. My research aims to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the sophisticated information processing that makes natural visual cognition possible.

To achieve that, I take an experimental approach using humanfunctional imaging techniques. Particularly, my research focuses onthe quantitative modeling of neural processing and representation of natural visual cognition, which integrates a computational modeling approach into human experiments. Because the quantitative models for natural visual cognition can be used for engineering applications, I also hope that the findings of my research will contribute to the development of new innovative information technologies.

Selected Publications:

Nishida S, Nishimoto S (2017) Decoding naturalistic experiences from human brain activity via distributed representations of words. NeuroImage, Published online August 8, 2017.

Nishida S, Tanaka T, Ogawa T (2014) Transition of target-location signaling in activity of macaque lateral intraparietal neurons during delayed-response visual search. Journal of Neurophysiology 112(6):1516–1527.

Nishida S, Tanaka T, Shibata T, Ikeda K, Aso T, Ogawa T (2014) Discharge-rate persistence of baseline activity during fixation reflects maintenance of memory-period activity in the macaque posterior parietal cortex. Cerebral Cortex 24(6):1671–1685.

Nishida S, Shibata T, Ikeda K (2014) Object-based selection modulates top-down attentional shifts. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:90.

Nishida S, Tanaka T, Ogawa T (2013) Separate evaluation of target facilitation and distractor suppression in the activity of macaque lateral intraparietal neurons during visual search. Journal of Neurophysiology 110(12):2773–2791.