Publications - Articles in Scientific Journals

[Refereed]
  • Kashihara, S., Kanayama, N., Miyatani, M., & Nakao, T. (In press).  Attentive Observation is Essential for the Misattribution of Agency to Self-Performance. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Namba, S., Russell, K. S., Miyatani, M., & Nakao T. (2017). Spontaneous facial actions map onto emotional experiences in a non-social context: towards a component-based approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 633. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00633 [PDF]
  • Kanayama, N., Asai, T., Nakao, T., Makita, K., Kozuma, R., Uyama, T., Yamane, T., Kadota, H., Yamawaki, S. (2017). Subjectivity of the anomalous sense of self is represented in gray matter volume in the brain. Frontiers Human Neuroscience, 11, 232. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00232 [PDF]
  • Namba, S., Makihara, S., Kabir, R. S., Miyatani, M., & Nakao, T. (2016). Spontaneous Facial Expressions Are Different from Posed Facial Expressions: Morphological Properties and Dynamic Sequences. Current Psychology. doi:10.1007/s12144-016-9448-9
  • Yamamoto, T., Toki, S., Siegle, G. J., Takamura, M., Takaishi, Y., Yoshimura, S., Okada, G., Matsumoto, T., Nakao, T., Muranaka, H., Kaseda, Y., Murakami, T., Okamoto, Y., & Yamawaki, S. (2017). Increased amygdala reactivity following early life stress: a potential resilience enhancer role. BMC Psychiatry, 17, 27.
  • Nakao, T., Kanayama, N., Katahira, K., Odani, M., Ito, Y., Hirata, Y., … Northoff, G. (2016). Post-response βγ power predicts the degree of choice-based learning in internally guided decision-making. Scientific Reports, 6, 32477. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep32477 [full text] [PDF] [Supplementary information]
  • Namba, S., Makihara, S., Kabir, R. S. Miyatani, M. & Nakao, T. (2016). Spontaneous facial expressions are different from posed facial expressions: morphological properties and dynamic sequences. Current Psychology doi:10.1007/s10919-017-0251-6.
  • Bai,Y., Nakao, T., Xu, J., Qin, P., Chaves, P., Heinzel, A., Duncan, N., Lane, T., Yen, N., Tsai, S., Northoff, G. (2016). Resting state glutamate predicts elevated pre-stimulus alpha during self-relatedness - A combined EEG-MRS study on “rest-self overlap”. Social Neuroscience, 11, 249–263. doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1072582  [summary]
  • Lipsman, N., Nakao, T., Kanayama, N., Krauss, J. K., Anderson, A., Giacobbe, P., Hamani, C., Hutchison, W. D.,  Dostrovsky, J. O., Womelsdorf, T., Lozano, A. M., and  Northoff, G. (2014). Neural overlap between resting state and self-relevant activity in human subcallosal cingulate cortex – Single unit recording in an intracranial study. Cortex, 60, 139-144 [summary]
  • Nakao, T., Matsumoto, T., Shimizu, D., Morita, M., Yoshimura, S., Northoff, G., Morinobu, S., Okamoto, Y., and Yamawaki, S. (2013). Resting state low-frequency fluctuations in prefrontal cortex reflect degrees of harm avoidance and novelty seeking: An exploratory NIRS study. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 7, 1-9.. [summary] [PDF]
  • Iida, S., Tanabe, H., Nakao, T., and Ohira, H. (2013). Modulation of Emotion by Cognitive Activity. Psychological Topics 22, 205-219.
  • Nakao, T., Matsumoto, T., Morita, M., Shimizu, D., Yoshimura, S., Northoff, G., Morinobu, S., Okamoto, Y., and Yamawaki, S. (2013). The degree of early life stress predicts decreased medial prefrontal activations and the shift from internally to externally guided decision making: An exploratory NIRS study during resting state and self-oriented task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7, 1-13. [summary] [PDF]
  • Nakao, T., Bai, Y., Nashiwa, H., and Northoff, G. (2013). Resting-state EEG power predicts conflict-related brain activity in internally guided but not in externally guided decision-making. Neuroimage 66, 9-21. [summary[Email for pdf]
  • Murakami, H., Nakao, T., Matsunaga, M., Kasuya, Y., Shinoda, J., Yamada, J., & Ohira, H. (2012). The structure of mindful brain. PLoS One, 7(9), e46377. [full text]
  • Osumi, T., Nakao, T., Kasuya, Y., Shinoda, J., Yamada, J., & Ohira, H. (2012). Amygdala dysfunction attenuates frustration-induced aggression in psychopathic individuals in a non-criminal population. Journal of Affective Disorders, 142, 331–338.
  • Nakao, T., Ohira, H., & Northoff, G., (2012). Distinction between externally vs. internally guided decision-making: Operational differences, meta-analytical comparisons and their theoretical implications. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 6, 1-26.  [summary][full text] [pdf]
  • Iida, S., Nakao, T.,  & Ohira, H. (2012). Prior cognitive activity implicitly modulates subsequent emotional responses to subliminally presented emotional stimuli. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 337-345. [summary]
  • Nakao, T., Tokunaga, S., Takamura, M., Nashiwa, H., Hayashi, S., and Miyatani, M. (2012). Altruistic people show no self-reference effect in memory. Journal of general psychology, 139, 29-41. [summary[Email for pdf]
  • Iida, S., Nakao, T., & Ohira, H. (2011) Implicit attenuation of a subsequent emotion by cognitive activity. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 476-484. [summary]
  • Nakao, T., Ohira, H., and Georg Northoff (2010). Decision making and the medial prefrontal cortex function in social context. Japanese Journal of Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology, 28(1), 45-55. (In Japanese)[pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Osumi, T., Ohira, H., Kasuya, Y., Shinoda, J., Yamada, J., & Northoff, G. (2010). Medial prefrontal cortex – dorsal anterior cingulate cortex connectivity during behavior selection without an objective correct answer. Neuroscience Letters, 482, 220-224.[summary[Email for pdf]
  • Northoff, G., Qin, P., Nakao, T. (2010) Rest-stimulus interaction in the brain: A review. Trends in Neurosciences, 33, 277-284.[summary[Email for pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Mitsumoto, M., Nashiwa,H., Takamura,M., Tokunaga, S., Miyatani,M., Ohira, H., Katayama, K., Okamoto, A., & Watanabe, Y. (2010). Self-knowledge reduces conflict by biasing one of plural possible answers, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 455-469.[summary[Email for pdf] 
  • Nakao, T., Osumi, T., Ohira, H., Kasuya, Y. Shinoda, J., & Yamada, J. (2009). Neural bases of behavior selection without an objective correct answer. Neuroscience Letters, 459, 30–34.[summary] [Email for pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Takezawa, T., Miyatani, M., & Ohira, H. (2009). Medial prefrontal cortex and cognitive regulation. Psychologia, 52, 93-109. [summary] [Email for pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Miyatani, M., Nakao, M. Takezawa, T., Maruishi, M., Muranaka, H., & Doujo, H. (2009). Does the medial prefrontal cortex activity during self-knowledge reference reflect uniqueness of self-knowledge? Japanese Psychological Research, 51, 69–84.[summary] [Email for pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Takezawa, T., Shiraishi, M., & Miyatani, M. (2009). Activation of self-knowledge reduces conflict during occupational choice: An ERP study. International Journal of Neuroscience, 119, 1640–1654.[summary] [Email for pdf]
  • Ogata, A., Miyatani, M., Nakao, T., Shimazu, A., & Suzuki, S. (2008). Self-referent processing caused by anxiety: Effect on recall. Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy, 34, 33-42. (in Japanese)
  • Nakao, T., & Miyatani, M (2007). Relation between self-knowledge reference and self-monitoring of emotional state. Japanese Psychological Research,49, 203-210. [summary] [Email for pdf]
  • Maruishi M, Miyatani M, Nakao T, & Muranaka H. (2007). Compensatory cortical activation during performance of an attention task by patients with diffuse axonal injury: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 78, 168-173.  [summary]
  • Nakao, T., Takezawa, T., Miyatani, M. (2006). Function of the medical prefrontal cortex: Benchmark hypothesis. Japanese Psychological Review, 49, 592-612. (in Japanese)  [summary(pdf)]  [Email for fulltext(pdf)]
  • Nakao, T. (2005). Does self-monitoring invoke other-knowledge reference process?  Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. III, Education and Human Science, 54.247-255. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Nakao, T. & Miyatani, M. (2005). Affective integration speeds trait processing. Psychological Reports, 97, 810-818.  [Email for pdf]
  • Nakao, T. & Miyatani, M. (2005). Self-reference in elaborative processing of desirability of trait adjectives. Psychological Reports, 96, 1055-1065.  [Email for pdf]
[Not refereed]
  • Nakao, T., Mitsumoto, M., Katayama, K., & Miyatani, M. (2007). Conflict related negativity like component during occupational choice: An ERP study. Hiroshima Psychological Research, 7. 11-18. (in Japanese)[pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Miyatani, M. (2004). Effective instruction pairing for memory enhancement: Self-reference instruction is useful in educational situation. Hiroshima Psychological Research, 4, 11-17. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Miyatani, M. (2004). Does other-referent process invoke evaluation process? Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. III, Education and Human Science, 53, 291-296. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Takezawa, T., Nakao, M., Nakao, T., Miyatani, M. (2004). An ERP study on the quantitative relation between conflict and response inhibition. Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. III, Education and Human Science, 53, 285-290. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Nakao, T., Miyatani, M. (2003). Does affective process mediate self-reference effect? Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. III, Education and Human Science, 52, 291-296. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Nakao, M., Takezawa, T., Nakao, T. (2003). The effect of working memory load on event-related brain potentials during lexical decision task. Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. III, Education and Human Science, 52, 219-225. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Nakao, M., Miyatani, M., Takezawa, T., Nakao, T., Yoshida, Y. (2001). Event-related potentials in a categorical judgment of arrows indicating distinct and indistinct directions. Hiroshima Psychological Research, 1, 11-23. (in Japanese)  [pdf]
  • Miyatani, M., Nakao, T., Ohkawa, K., Nicholas, S. R. S., Takumi, K. (2001). An event-related potential study on memory search for color. Hiroshima Psychological Research, 1, 1-9. (in Japanese)  [pdf]