Michio Nomura, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Education

Email: nomura.michio.8ukyoto-u.ac.jp

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About the Nomura Lab

  Whether and how a wide range of factors such as developmental, genetic, socio-environmental, and all of these interactive mechanisms are involved in psychological processes underlying emotion and self-regulative process?
  Nomura Laboratory addresses these questions employing a variety of methods such as brain imaging (fMRI, NIRS), genotyping and behavioral paradigms. In addition to bridge the gaps between psychology, neuroscience and molecular biology, overall goal of the lab is to create a new research field in human sciences. The lab runs the meeting for Social Life Science (SLS) regularly in the late morning on Wednesday.


Graduate students

  D3
    Hiroyo Fujita, MS
    Megumi Masuda, MS
    Mami Miyasaka, MS
  D2
    Masahiro Fujino, MS
  D1
    Daiki Hiraoka, BS

  M2
    Ayano Tsuda, BS
  M1
    Shiora Ikeda, BS
    Ryota Takano, BS



 

Publications

  • Masuda, M., Gosselin, P., Nomura, M. (in press) Japanese children’s knowledge of the facial components of basic emotions, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.
  • Hiraoka, D., Nomura, M. (2017) Would situational stress be harmful for anyone? The influence of situational factors and trait empathy on women’s response to infant crying. Infant Behavior and Development. 48, 147-156.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Kashima E. S., Moriya, H., Masui, K., Furutani, K., Yoshida, H., Ura, M., Nomura, M. (2017) Tolerating dissimilar other when primed with death: Neural evidence of self-control engaged by interdependent people in Japan Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 910-917.
  • Kajimura, S., Nomura, M. (2016) When we cannot speak: Eye contact disrupts resources available to cognitive control processes during verb generation, Cognition, 157, 352-357.
  • Hiraoka, D., Nomura, M. (2016) The Influence of cognitive load on empathy and intention in response to infant crying. Scientific Reports.
  • Nomura, M. (2016) Genes, brain and culture through a 5-HTT lens. In Chiao, J, Shu-Chen, Rebecca, Bob (eds.), Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Neuroscience and Health. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 121-128.
  • Kajimura, S., Kochiyama, T., Nakai, R., Abe, N., Nomura, M. (2016) Causal relationship between effective connectivity within the default mode network and mind-wandering regulation and facilitation. Neuroimage. 133, 21-30.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Kashima E. S., Abe, N., Nomura, M. (2016) Self-esteem modulates amygdala-ventrolateral prefrontal cortex connectivity in response to mortality threats. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 145(3) 273-283.
  • Kajimura, S., Kochiyama, T., Nakai, R., Abe, N., Nomura, M. (2015) Fear of negative evaluation is associated with altered brain function in nonclinical subjects. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 234(3) 362-368
  • Yanagisawa, K., Kashima E. S., Abe, N., Nomura, M. (accepted) Self-esteem modulates amygdala-VLPFC connectivity in response to mortality threats. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Kajimura, S., Nomura, M. (2015) Decreasing propensity to mind-wander with transcranial direct current stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 75, 533-537.
  • Kondo, H, M. Nomura, M., Kashino, M. (2015) Different roles of COMT and HTR2A genotypes in working memory subprocesses. PLoS One.
  • Himichi, T., Nomura, M. (2015) Modulation of empathy in the left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex facilitates altruistic behavior: An fNIRS study. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience. 1-16.
  • Nomura, M., Kaneko, M., Okuma, Y., Nomura, J., Kusumi, I., Koyama, T., Nomura, Y. (2015) Involvement of serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms (5-HTT) in impulsive behavior in the Japanese population. PLoS One.
  • Ueda, Y., Tominaga, A., Kajimura S., Nomura, M. (2015) Spontaneous eye blinks during creative task correlate to divergent processing. Psychological Research.
  • Himichi, T., Fujita, H., Nomura, M. (2015) Negative emotions impacts lateral prefrontal cortex activation during Theory of Mind: An fNIRS study. Social Neuroscience.
  • Nakano, T., Kuriyama, C., Himichi R., Nomura, M. (2015) Association of a nicotinic receptor gene polymorphism with spontaneous eyeblink rates. Scientific Reports. 8, 1-3.
  • Kajimura S., Himichi T., Nomura, M. (2014) Beautiful Faces Enhance Verbal Working Memory Performance: An NIRS Study. Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychological Sciences. 57, 49-57.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Kashima E. S., Moriya, H., Masui, K., Furutani, K., Nomura, M., Yoshida, H., Ura, M. (2013) Non-conscious neural regulation against mortality concerns. Neuroscience Letters, 552, 35-39. DOI:10.1016/j.neulet. 2013.07.027
  • Ogawa, T., Nomura, M. (2012) Using NIRS to investigate social relationship in empathic process. Infrared Spectroscopy - Life and Biomedical Sciences Pp67-78, InTech.
  • Masui, K., Nomura, M., Ura, M. (2012) Psychopathy, Reward, and Punishment. (Eds.) Michela Balconi. "The Psychology of Reward" Nova Science Publishers. pp.55-86.
  • Himichi, T., Kaneko, M., Nomura, J., Okuma, Y., Nomura, Y., Nomura, M. (2012) COMT Val 158 Met influences the perception of other's pain. Psychology Research, 2, 185-195.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Masui, K., Furutani, K., Nomura, M., Yoshida, H., Ura, M. (2012) Family socioeconomic status modulates the coping-related neural response of offspring. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi:10.1093/scan/nss039
  • Masui, K., Iriguchi, S., Terada, M., Nomura, M., Ura, M. (2012) Lack of family support and psychopathy facilitates antisocial punishment behavior in college students. Psychology, 284-288.
  • Demoto, Y., Okada, G., Okamoto, Y., Kunisato, Y., Aoyama, S., Onoda, K., Munakata, A., Nomura, M., Saori, T., Schweighofer, N., Doya, K., Yamawaki, S. (2012) Neural and personality correlates of individual differences related to the effects of acute tryptophan depletion on future reward evaluation. Neuropsychobiology, 65, 55-64.
  • Nomura, M. (2011) The interplay of genetic and environmental influences on prefrontal function and self-regulation of impulsivity. Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychological Sciences, 54, 241-151.
  • Masui, K., Nomura, M. (2011) The effects of reward and punishment on response inhibition in non-clinical psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 69-73.
  • Kondo, M. H., Kitagawa, N., Kitamura, M. S., Koizumi, A., Nomura, M., Kashino, M. (2011) Separability and commonality of auditory and visual bistable perception. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr266.
  • Masui, K., Iriguchi, S., Nomura, M., Ura, M. (2011) Amount of Altruistic Punishment Accounts for Subsequent Satisfaction in Participants with Primary Psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences. , 51, 823-828.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Masui, K., Furutani, K., Nomura, M., Ura, M., Yoshida, H. (2011) Imagining the distant future insulates against immediate social pain. Social Neuroscience, 6, 190-197.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Masui, K., Onoda, K., Furutani, K., Nomura, M., Ura, M., Yoshida, H. (2011) The effects of the behavioral inhibition and activation systems on social inclusion and exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 502-505.
  • Kunisato, Y., Okamoto, Y., Okada, G., Aoyama, S., Demoto, Y., Munakata, A., Nomura, M., Onoda, K., Yamawaki, S. (2011) Modulation of default-mode network activity by acute tryptophan depletion are associated with mood changeA resting fMRI study. Neuroscience Research, 6, 129-134.
  • Yanagisawa, K., Masui, K., Furutani, K., Nomura, M., Ura, M., Yoshida, H. (2011) Does higher general trust serve as a psychosocial buffer against social pain? : A NIRS study of social exclusion. Social Neuroscience, 6, 190-197
  • Ohira, H., Ichikawa, N., Nomura, M., Isowa, T., Kimura, K., Kanayama, N., Fukuyama, S., Shinoda, J., Yamada, J. (2010) Brain and autonomic association accompanying stochastic decision-making. Neuroimage, 49, 1024-1037, Neuroimage, 1024-1037.
  • Nomura, Y., Ogawa, T., Nomura, M. (2010)  Perspective taking associated with social relationships: A NIRS study. Neuroreport, 21, 1100-1105.
  • Ohira, H., Matsunaga,M., Isowa, T., Nomura, M., Ichikawa, N., Kimura, K., Kanayama, N., Murakami,H., Osumi, T., Konagaya,T., Nogimori, T., Fukuyama, S., Shinoda, J., Yamada, J. (2009) Polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene modulates brain and physiological responses to acute stress in Japanese men. Stress, 533543.
  • Nomura, M. (2009) Psychological and biological basis of impulsive behavior. Nova Science Publishers, 207-215.
  • Masui, K., Kashino, M., Nomura, M. (2009) Ventrolateral prefrontal cortex activity during reward-punishment Go/Nogo task: A near-infrared spectroscopy study. Psychologia, 52, 137146.
  • Ohira, H., Fukuyama, S., Kimura, K., Nomura, M., Isowa, T., Ichikawa, N., Matsunaga, M., Shinoda, J., Yamada, J. (2009) Regulation of natural killer cell redistribution by prefrontal cortex during stochastic learning. Neuroimage, 47, 897-907.
  • Miyakoshi, M., Kanayama, N., Nomura, M., Iidaka, T., Ohira, H. (2008) ERP Study of Viewpoint-independence in Familiar-face Recognition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 69, 119-126.
  • Ohira, H., Isowa, T., Nomura, M., Ichikawa, N., Kimura, K., Miyakoshi, M., Iidaka, T., Fukuyama, S., Nakajima, T., Yamada, J. (2007) Imaging brain and immune association accompanying cognitive appraisal of an acute stressor. Neuroimage, 39, 500-514.
  • Miyakoshi, M., Nomura, M., Ohira, H. (2007) An ERP study on self-relevant object recognition. Brain and Cognition, 63, 182-189.
  • Nomura, M., Kusumi, T., Kaneko, M., Masui, T., Daiguji, M., Ueno, T., Koyama, T., Nomura, Y. (2006) Involvement of a polymorphism in the 5-HT2A receptor gene in impulsive behavior. Psychopharmacology, 187, 30-35.
  • Nomura, M., Nomura, Y. (2006) Psychological, neuroimaging and biochemical studies on functional association between impulsive behavior and the 5-HT2A receptor gene polymorphism in humans. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1086,134-143.
  • Tohda, M., Nomura, M., Nomura, Y. (2006) Molecular pathopharmacology of 5-HT2C receptors and the RNA editing in the brain. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 100, 427-432.
  • Ohira, H., Nomura, M., Ichikawa, N., Isowa, T., Iidaka, T., Sato, A., Fukuyama, S., Nakajima, T., Yamada, J. (2006) Association of neural and physiological activities during voluntary emotion suppression. Neuroimage, 29, 721-733.
  • Inaba, M., Nomura, M., Ohira, H. (2005) Neural evidence of effects of emotional valence on word recognition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 57, 165-173.
  • Matsumoto, A., Ohira, H., Nomura, M., Iidaka, T. (2005) Dissociation of conscious and unconscious repetition priming effect on event-related potentials. Neuropsychologia, 43, 1168-1176.
  • Nomura, M., Ohira, H., Haneda, K., Iidaka, T., Sadato, N., Okada, T., Yonekura, Y. (2004) Functional association of the amygdala and ventral prefrontal cortex during cognitive evaluation of facial expressions primed by masked angry faces: An event related fMRI study. Neuroimage, 21, 352-363.
  • Nomura, M., Iidaka, T., Kakehi, K., Tsukiura, T., Hasegawa, T., Maeda, Y., Matsue, T. (2003) Frontal lobe networks for effective processing of ambiguously expressed emotions in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 348, 113-116.
  • Haneda, K., Nomura, M., Iidaka, T., Ohira, H. (2003) Interaction of prime and target in the subliminal affective priming effect. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, 695-702.

 

Editorial Board Membership(Academic Journals):

  • Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology (Editorial Board) 2017-
  • Frontiers in Psychology(Associate editor) 2016-
  • Japanese Journal of Clinical Psychology (Review editor) 2013-
  • Frontiers in Integrative Physiology(Review editor) 2011-
  • Japanese Psychological Research(Editorial board) 2011-2015
  • The Open Neuroimaging Journal (Editorial board) 2007-

 

Research and professional experience:

  • 2010-present  Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University.
  • 2008-2010    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Science, Hiroshima University.
  • 2007-2008    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Tokai Gakuin University.
  • 2004-2007    Associate Professor (Lecturer), Department of Psychology, Tokai Womens University.
  • 2002-2004    Post Doctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Awards:

  • 2011  AsCNP Presentation Award from the JSNP
  • 2010  CINP Presentation Award from the JSNP
  • 2007  The Japanese Brain science Society Young Investigator Award
  • 2006  The Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology Presentation Award

Membership of academic societies:

  • American psychological society
  • Collegium Internationale Neuro-PsychopharmacologiaCINP(Fellow member)
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • The Japanese Psychological Association 
  • The Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology (Councilor)
  • The Japanese Society of Neuroscience



Last update: 11 Sep 2017


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