hirai masahiro

FacultyCenterforDevelopmentofAdvancedMedicalTechnology,FunctionalBrainScienceLab
Job titleAssociate ProfessorWeb site

Research Activities

Papers(paper)

  • 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
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  • 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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