Sensorimotor Neuroscience

Prof. Hikari Kirimoto

【Research Keyword】
Clinical neurophysiology, Non-invasive brain stimulation, Evoked potentials, Motor control, Somatosensory, precise hand movement

【Recent highlights】
In 2017, a new Prof. Kirimoto has taken post, and this department was renamed to Sensorimotor Neuroscience. In recent works, he demonstrated that transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS) could modulate cortical somatosensory processing in humans (Kirimoto et al, Brain stimulation, 2014; scientific Reports, 2016; Frontiers Hum Neurosci, 2018; Brain Sciences, 2020). We are preparing for clinical application of tSMS for facilitate the treatment of various neurological disorders.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

  1. Kinematic and neurophysiological practice
  2. Introduction of the latest papers about neuro-rehabilitation 

  1. Non-invasive brain stimulation to facilitate the treatment of various neurological disorders
  2. Neural basis of precise hand movement
  3. Changes in cognitive motor function with age

【Photo explanation】Example of various non-invasive brain stimulation methods