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
Email：ikegami at nict.go.jp, ikegami244 at gmail.com
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.
Ikegami, T., Ganesh, G., Takeuchi, T. & Nakamoto, H. Prediction error induced motor contagions in human behaviors. eLife 7, e33392, doi:10.7554/eLife.33392, 2018.
Ikegami T, Ganesh G, Shared mechanisms in the estimation of self-generated actions and the prediction of other’s actions. eNeuro, 4, doi: doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0341-17.2017, 2017
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.