Neuronal mechanisms underlying motor development

Understanding how human infant develop the motor control through embodiment.

About me

Hoshinori Kanazawa is investigating the mechanism of motor development in early infancy, that is, the origine of motor control in human beings, using combinated electrophysiological techniques and computational simulations. Last but not least, I love eating and drinking beer.

[Adress & Contact]
Intelligent Systems and Informatics Lab. The University of Tokyo
Room# 82B2 Eng.Bldg.2 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8656, JAPAN

Neurophysiologycal measurements in human neonate

Even neoantes shows descending muscle control from motor cortex.

Embodied brain simulation for fetus / neonate

Whole body simulation based on biological data combined with physiologycal measurements

Anthropometric measurements in preterm infants

Subcutaneous fat accumulation in early infancy is more strongly associated with motor development and delay than muscle growth.

Biography

Research associate: The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2018~
Postdoctoral Fellow: The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2015~2017
(Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science & Technology)
*A research fellow in Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD) (2015~2017)
Ph.D.: Kyoto University, Japan, 2014
(Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine)
*A research fellow in Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC2) (2013~2014)
M.A.S.: Kyoto University, Japan, 2010
(Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine)
B.E.: Kyoto University, Japan, 2008
(Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine)

Publication

Constructive Developmental Science: Revealing the Principles of Development from Fetal Period and Systematic Understanding of Developmental Disorders. (Baby Science, 2017)
Y Kuniyoshi, Y Nagai, Y Konishi, M Myowa, S Kumagaya, Y Ohmura and H Kanazawa
Modulation of EMG-EMG Coherence in a Choice Stepping Task. (Front Hum Neurosci, 2018)
I Nojima, T Watanabe, K Saito, S Tanabe and H Kanazawa
An Embodied Brain Model of the Human Foetus. (Scientific Reports, 2016)
Y Yamada, H Kanazawa, S Iwasaki, Y Tsukahara, O Iwata, S Yamada and Y Kuniyoshi
Single laser to multiple optical fiber device for optogenetics-based epidural spinal cord stimulation (Neural Engineering, 2017)
S Chang, K Naganuma, H Kanazawa, K Takashima, K Konishi, T Someya, M Sekino, Y Kuniyoshi and H Onodera
Validity of spectral analysis based on heart rate variability from 1-minute or less ECG recordings (Pacing And Clinical Electrophysiology, 2017)
N Takahashi, A Kuriyama, H Kanazawa, Y Takahashi, T Nakayama
Screening for the secondary hyperparathyroidism in preterm infants. (Pediatr Int, 2016)
Y Dowa, M Kawai, H Kanazawa, K Iwanaga, T Matsukura, T Heike
Cortical muscle control of spontaneous movements in human neonates. (Eur J Neurosci, 2014)
H Kanazawa, M Kawai, T Kinai, K Iwanaga, T Mima, T Heike
Subcutaneous fat accumulation in early infancy is more strongly associated with motor development and delay than muscle growth. (Acta paediatrica, 2014)
H Kanazawa, M Kawai, F Niwa, T Hasegawa, K Iwanaga, K Ohata, A Tamaki, T Heike
High prevalence of severe circulatory complications with diazoxide in premature infants. (Neonatology, 2014)
K Yoshida, M Kawai, C Marumo, H Kanazawa, T Matsukura, S Kusuda, T Yorifuji, T Heike
Limited response to CRH stimulation tests at 2 weeks of age in preterm infants born at less than 30 weeks of gestational age. (Clin endocrinol, 2013)
F Niwa, M Kawai, H Kanazawa, K Iwanaga, T Matsukura, M Shibata, T Hasegawa, T Heike
Hyperthyrotropinemia at 2 weeks of age indicates thyroid dysfunction and predicts the occurrence of delayed elevation of thyrotropin in very low birth weight infants. (Clin endocrinol, 2012)
F Niwa, M Kawai, H Kanazawa, K Iwanaga, T Matsukura, T Hasegawa, T Heike

Awards

2015 Appraisal of the First Edition of the Japanese Guidelines for the Physical Therapy using the AGREE II Instrument, Poster Award, Congress of Japanese Physical Therapy Association
2013 Cortical muscle control of spontaneous movements in human neonates, Poster Award, Japanese Society of Clinical Nenrophysiology
2008 Increase of peak expiratory flow with puffing: expiratory technique for airway clearance, Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation

Grants

2018-2020 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY4,160,000
2015-2017 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B, Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY3,770,000
2015-2017 JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (for Postdoctoral Researchers), Budget: JPY4,420,000
2015-2016 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY5,330,000
2013-2014 JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (for Ph.D. student), Budget: JPY2,400,000