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Senior Researcher

Name Aya Ihara Aya Ihara
Degree Ph.D. (Health Science)
Education
2000 B.M. School of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University
2002 M.A. Graduate school of Language and Culture, Osaka University
2005 Ph.D. Graduate school of Medicine, Osaka University
Employment
2003-2005 Research Fellow, Department of Integrative Physiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences
2005-2008 Expert Researcher, Brain Information Group, Kansai Advanced Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (2006 Reorganized, Biological ICT Group, Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center)
2008-2009 Researcher, Biological ICT Group, Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
2009-2011 Senior researcher, Biological ICT Group, Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
2011- Invited teacher, Graduate school of Medicine, Osaka University
2011- Senior Researcher, Brain ICT Laboratory, Advanced ICT Research Institude, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Prize History
2003 Fellowship award, 27th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology

Research Theme

MEG and TMS/tDCS studies on language comprehension in the human brain.

Publications

Research Papers
Conference Presentations
  • Ihara, A., Wei, Q., Matani, A., Fujimaki, N., Yagura., Nogai, T. & Murata, T. Language comprehension influenced by emotional context: an MEG study. BIOMAG2010 (2010)
  • Ihara, A., Hayakawa, T., Wei, Q., Munetsuna, S. & Fujimaki, N. Roles of left inferior frontal cortex in comprehension of lexically ambiguous words: evidence from an MEG study. Neuroscience2007 (2007)
  • Ihara, A., Fujimaki, N., Hayakawa, T. & Wei Q. Resolution processing of lexical ambiguity with multiple meanings : A magnetoencephalographic study. BIOMAG2006 (2006)
  • Ihara, A. & Kakigi, R. Event-related desynchronization during visual perception of native and second language. 8th International Evoked Potentials Symposium (2004)
  • Ihara, A., Hirata, M., Sakihara, K, Izumi, H., Takahashi, Y., Imaoka, H., Osaki, Y., Kato, A., Yoshimine, T. & Yorifuji, S. Spatio-temporal analysis of gamma-band activities during verb processing. 27th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (2003)
  • Ihara, A., Hirata, M., Yanagihara, K., Ninomiya, H., Imai, K., Ishii, R., Sakihara, K., Izumi, H., Imaoka, H., Kato, A., Yoshimine, T. & Yorifuji, S. Spatio-temporal distribution of gamma oscillations related to somatosensory processing. BIOMAG2002 (2002)
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