Nobuhiro Hagura

Cognitive sensorimotor control and learning
Main Lab Location:
CiNet (Main bldg.)
Other Affiliations:
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
Mailing Address:
1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan

What kind of brain mechanism allows us to perceive the outside world?
Does each individual share the same perceptual experiences?
In my lab, we believe that this question is tightly linked to the question of how humans efficiently move around the environment.

Below are the research questions of our lab;

1) How can we efficiently move, learn, and memorise various movement repertoires?
2) How do we perceive our body from sensorimotor experiences?
3) How is action and perception coupled in the brain?

We use psychophysical methods, computational modelling, neuroimaging as well as neurostimulation techniques.

If you are interested in participating in our lab, as an intern student, graduate school student or as a researcher, please get in touch.

Selected Publications:

Hagura N, Haggard P, Diedrichsen J (2017). Seeing the easy option; Action cost biases perceptual decision making. eLife, pii: e18422.

Hagura N, Barber H, Haggard P. (2013). Food vibrations: Asian spice sets lips trembling. Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Biological Sciences280: 20131680.

Hagura N, Kanai R, Orgs G, Haggard P. (2012). Ready steady slow: action preparation slows the subjective passage of time. Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Biological Sciences. 279: 4399-4406.

Hagura N, Hirose S, Matsumura M, Naito E. (2012). Am I seeing my hand? Visual appearance and knowledge of controllability both contribute to the visual capture of a person’s own body. Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Biological Sciences279: 3476-3481.

Hagura, N., Oouchida, Y., Aramaki, Y., Okada, T., Matsumura, M., Sadato, N., Naito, E. (2009) Visuokinesthetic perception of hand movement is mediated by cerebro-cerebellar interaction between the left cerebellum and right parietal cortex. Cerebral Cortex19: 176-186.

Lab Members:

・Ryo Ishibasi