hirai masahiro

FacultyCenterforDevelopmentofAdvancedMedicalTechnology,FunctionalBrainScienceLab
Job titleAssociate ProfessorWeb site

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Career

  • Apr.2017
    -
    Mar.2018
    Birkbeck College, University of London Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Visiting Researcher

Research Activities

Papers(paper)

  • Face-to-trait inferences in patients with Parkinson’s disease
    Hirai M., Sakurada T., Muramatsu S
    Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2018
  • Atypical neural modulation in the right prefrontal cortex in autism spectrum disorder revealed by functional near-infrared spectroscopy
    Ikeda, T., Hirai, M.*, Sakurada, T., Monden, Y., Tokuda, T., Nagashima, M., Shimoizumi, H., Dan, I., Yamagata, T.,
    Neurophotonics 2018
  • Hypoactivation of the Right Prefrontal Cortex Underlying Motor Related Inhibitory Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Masahiro Hirai Ikeda T, Tokuda T, Monden Y, Hirai M, Mizushima S, Nagashima M, Kyutoku Y, Tanighichi T, Shimoizumi H, Dan I, Yamagata T
    Japanese Psychological Research 2018
  • Role of the embodied cognition process in perspective-taking ability during childhood
    Hirai, M., Muramatsu, Y., Nakamura, M.,
    Child Development 2018
  • Probing links between action perception and action production in Parkinson's disease using Fitts' law.
    Sakurada T., Knoblich G., Sebanz N., Muramatsu S, Hirai M.
    Neuropsychologia 111 201-208 2018
  • Preserved search asymmetry in the detection of fearful faces among neutral faces in individuals with Williams syndrome revealed by measurement of both manual responses and eye tracking
    Masahiro Hirai Hirai M., Muramatsu Y., Mizuno S., Kurahashi N., Kurahashi H., Nakamura M.
    J Neurodev Disord. 9 8 2017
  • Improved motor performance in patients with acute stroke using the optimal individual attentional strategy
    Sakurada, T., Nakajima, T., Morita, M., Hirai, M., & Watanabe, E.
    Sci Rep. 7 :40592 2017
  • Typical visual search performance and atypical gaze behaviors in response to faces in Williams syndrome, Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Hirai M., Muramatsu Y., Mizuno S., Kurahashi N., Kurahashi H., Nakamura M.
    J Neurodev Disord 8 38 2016
  • Intact attentional orienting toward inverted faces revealed by both manual responses and eye-movement measurement in individuals with Williams syndrome
    Hirai M., Muramatsu Y., Mizuno S., Kurahashi N., Kurahashi H., Nakamura M.
    J Intellect Disabil Res. 60(10) 969-981 2016
  • The Trans-Visible Navigator: a see-through neuronavigation system using augmented reality.
    Watanabe E., Satoh M., Konno T., Hirai M., Yamaguchi T.
    World Neurosurg 87 399-405 2016
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  • Face-to-trait inferences in patients with Parkinson’s disease
    Hirai M., Sakurada T., Muramatsu S
    Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2018
  • Atypical neural modulation in the right prefrontal cortex in autism spectrum disorder revealed by functional near-infrared spectroscopy
    Ikeda, T., Hirai, M.*, Sakurada, T., Monden, Y., Tokuda, T., Nagashima, M., Shimoizumi, H., Dan, I., Yamagata, T.,
    Neurophotonics 2018
  • Hypoactivation of the Right Prefrontal Cortex Underlying Motor Related Inhibitory Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Masahiro Hirai Ikeda T, Tokuda T, Monden Y, Hirai M, Mizushima S, Nagashima M, Kyutoku Y, Tanighichi T, Shimoizumi H, Dan I, Yamagata T
    Japanese Psychological Research 2018
  • Role of the embodied cognition process in perspective-taking ability during childhood
    Hirai, M., Muramatsu, Y., Nakamura, M.,
    Child Development 2018
  • Probing links between action perception and action production in Parkinson's disease using Fitts' law.
    Sakurada T., Knoblich G., Sebanz N., Muramatsu S, Hirai M.
    Neuropsychologia 111 201-208 2018
  • Preserved search asymmetry in the detection of fearful faces among neutral faces in individuals with Williams syndrome revealed by measurement of both manual responses and eye tracking
    Masahiro Hirai Hirai M., Muramatsu Y., Mizuno S., Kurahashi N., Kurahashi H., Nakamura M.
    J Neurodev Disord. 9 8 2017
  • Improved motor performance in patients with acute stroke using the optimal individual attentional strategy
    Sakurada, T., Nakajima, T., Morita, M., Hirai, M., & Watanabe, E.
    Sci Rep. 7 :40592 2017
  • Typical visual search performance and atypical gaze behaviors in response to faces in Williams syndrome, Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Hirai M., Muramatsu Y., Mizuno S., Kurahashi N., Kurahashi H., Nakamura M.
    J Neurodev Disord 8 38 2016
  • Intact attentional orienting toward inverted faces revealed by both manual responses and eye-movement measurement in individuals with Williams syndrome
    Hirai M., Muramatsu Y., Mizuno S., Kurahashi N., Kurahashi H., Nakamura M.
    J Intellect Disabil Res. 60(10) 969-981 2016
  • The Trans-Visible Navigator: a see-through neuronavigation system using augmented reality.
    Watanabe E., Satoh M., Konno T., Hirai M., Yamaguchi T.
    World Neurosurg 87 399-405 2016
  • Optimization of a motor learning attention-directing strategy based on an individual's motor imagery ability, Experimental Brain Research
    Masahiro Hirai
    Experimental Brain Research 234(1) 301-311 2016
  • Absent activation in MPFC and TPJ but not STS during the perception of biological motion in schizophrenia: A functional MRI study
    Hashimoto N, Toyomaki A, Hirai M, Miyamoto T, Narita H, Okubo R, Kusumi I,
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 10 2221-2230 2014
  • Differential electrophysiological responses to biological motion in children and adults with and without autism spectrum disorders
    Hirai M, Gunji A, Inoue Y, Kita Y, Hayashi T, Nishimaki K, Nakamura M, Kakigi R, Inagaki M
    Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 8(12) 1623-1634 2014
  • Developmental changes in mental rotation ability and visual perspective-taking in children and adults with Williams Syndrome
    Hirai,M., Muramatsu Y, Mizuno S, Kurahashi N, Kurahashi H, Nakamura M
    Front Hum Neurosci. 7 856 2013
  • Electrophysiological study of face inversion effects in Williams syndrome.
    Nakamura M, Watanabe S, Inagaki M, Hirai M, Miki K, Honda Y, Kakigi R
    Brain Dev. 35(4) 323-330 2013
  • Developmental changes in point-light walker processing during childhood: a two-year follow-up ERP study.
    Hirai, M., Watanabe S, Honda Y, Kakigi R
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 5 51-62 2013
  • Neural dynamics in human imitation revealed by ERP surface topography.
    Fukushima H, Hirai M, Arita A, Kamewari K, Hiraki K.
    Neuroreport 15(13) 2129-2132 Sep. 2004
  • Body configuration modulates the usage of local cues to direction in biological motion perception.
    Hirai, M., Chang, D. H. F., Saunders, D. R., Troje, N. F.
    Psychological Science in press
  • Allocation of attention to biological motion: local motion dominates global shape.
    Hirai M, Saunders DR, Troje NF.
    J Vis. 11(3) Mar. 2011
  • The development of the perception of facial emotional change examined using ERPs.
    Miki K, Watanabe S, Teruya M, Takeshima Y, Urakawa T, Hirai M, Honda Y, Kakigi R.
    Clin Neurophysiol. 122(3) 530-538 Mar. 2011
  • Neural basis of stable perception of an ambiguous apparent motion stimulus.
    Kaneoke Y, Urakawa T, Hirai M, Kakigi R, Murakami I.
    Neuroscience. 159(1) 150-160 Mar. 2009
  • Neural correlates of face and object perception in an awake chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) examined by scalp-surface event-related potentials.
    Fukushima H, Hirata S, Ueno A, Matsuda G, Fuwa K, Sugama K, Kusunoki K, Hirai M, Hiraki K, Tomonaga M, Hasegawa T.
    PLoS One 5(10) e13366 Oct. 2010
  • Occipital-parietal network prepares reflexive saccades.
    Watanabe M, Hirai M, Marino RA, Cameron IG.
    J Neurosci. 30(42) 13917-13918 Oct. 2010
  • Developmental changes in point-light walker processing during childhood and adolescence: an event-related potential study.
    Hirai M, Watanabe S, Honda Y, Kakigi R.
    Neuroscience 161(1) 311-325 Jun. 2009
  • Differential orientation effect in the neural response to interacting biological motion of two agents.
    Hirai M, Kakigi R.
    BMC Neurosci. 10 39 Apr. 2009
  • Intact point-light walker processing in Williams syndrome: a magnetoencephalography study.
    Hirai M, Nakamura M, Kaneoke Y, Kakigi R.
    Neuroreport. 20(3) 267-272 Feb. 2009
  • Differential cortical processing of local and global motion information in biological motion: an event-related potential study.
    Hirai M, Kakigi R.
    J Vis. 8(16(2)) 1-17 Dec. 2008
  • Neural responses related to point-light walker perception: a magnetoencephalographic study.
    Hirai M, Kaneoke Y, Nakata H, Kakigi R.
    Clin Neurophysiol. 119(12) 2775-2784 Dec. 2008
  • Emotional object and scene stimuli modulate subsequent face processing: an event-related potential study.
    Hirai M, Watanabe S, Honda Y, Miki K, Kakigi R.
    Brain Res Bull. 77(5) 264-273 Sep. 2008
  • Evoked magnetic fields following noxious laser stimulation of the thigh in humans.
    Nakata H, Tamura Y, Sakamoto K, Akatsuka K, Hirai M, Inui K, Hoshiyama M, Saitoh Y, Yamamoto T, Katayama Y, Kakigi R.
    Neuroimage 42(2) 858-868 Aug. 2008
  • Differential neural responses to humans vs. robots: an event-related potential study.
    Hirai M, Hiraki K.
    Brain Res. 1165 105-115 Aug. 2007
  • The relative importance of spatial versus temporal structure in the perception of biological motion: an event-related potential study.
    Masahiro Hirai
    Cognition 99(1) B15-B29 Jul. 2006
  • Visual search for biological motion: an event-related potential study.
    Masahiro Hirai
    Neurosci Lett. 403(3) 299-304 May 2006
  • Active processing of biological motion perception: an ERP study.
    Hirai M, Hiraki K.
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 23(2-3) 387-396 Jan. 2005
  • An event-related potentials study of biological motion perception in human infants.
    Hirai M, Senju A, Fukushima H, Hiraki K.
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 22(2) 301-304 Feb. 2005
  • An event-related potentials study of biological motion perception in humans.
    Hirai M, Fukushima H, Hiraki K.
    Neurosci Lett. 344(1) 41-44 Jun. 2003


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