Brain can create reasonable behavior in real time in indefinite environment. Such brain function is implemented by autonomous cooperative process in distributed functional module. I am focusing on the synchronization dynamics of neuronal elements that integrate multiple processes in the distributed network. I developed a constructive approach combining computational modeling and brain imaging. Keywords of my interests are Vision, Spatial cognition, Memory, Episodic memory, Neural synchronization, Computational modeling, Theory-experiment combined analysis, Electroencephalogram, Eye movement, Action-perception cycle, Communication, Creativity etc.
Attractive Factors of My Research
Understanding the brain mechanism is essential for understanding humans; Brian forms our activities, such as perception, memory, action, language, communication, etc. There are huge research fields to be investigated. It is possible to choose/ construct the essential approach for uncovering the brain function.
- Computational model of spatial imaginary (Kiban-S project, Principal investigator: Inui T (Kotyo Univ), 2009-2013).
- EEG-fMRI simultaneous measurement (RIKEN BSI and Ogawa Lab. in Hamano Life Sci Res Found project,2005-2008)
- Computational model of hippocampal network (CREST project by Yamaguchi Y (RIKEN BSI), 2001-2004)
Major Books and Papers
- Sato, N, Mizuhara H (2018) Successful encoding during natural reading is associated with fixation-related potentials and large-scale network deactivation. eNeuro 5(5), ENEURO.0122-18.
- Sato, N. (2018) Words-in-sequence memory formed by eye movement sequences during reading: A network model based on theta phase coding. Neural Processing Letters 47(3) 1027-1039.
- Sato, N (2014) Spatial consistency of neural firing regulates long-range local field potential synchronization: a computational study. Neural Networks, 62: 52-61.