Yukiko Kikuchi

Yukiko Kikuchi, Ph.D. 

Ph.D., Behavioral Science, Hokkaido University, Japan (2002) 
B.Sc., Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Japan (1997) 

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Yuki received her Ph.D in Behavioral Science from Hokkaido University in Japan. Her master studies focused on the neuronal representations of auditory memory systems using electrophysiological- and pharmacological- techniques in behaving monkeys. As a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), she initiated the human fMRI study at Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. In 2002 she joined the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH: Dr. Mortimer Mishkin) and Brain Imaging and Modeling Section of the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD: Dr. Barry Horwitz) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She joined in the lab as a Research Associate in 2007 and is continuously working on auditory cortex in non-human primates.

Her global interest is to understand the functional cortical organizations and its network of auditory processing. She is currently focusing on developing an animal model for the investigation of neural mechanisms that are involved in music perceptions.

CURRENT PROJECTS AND COLLABORATORS

Cortical mechanism of auditory processing/music perceptions (animal behaviors/ electrophysiology)

  • Mortimer Mishkin, Ph.D. (Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH, USA)
  • Barry Horwitz, Ph.D. (Brain Imaging and Modeling Section, NIDCD, USA)
  • Josef Rauschecker, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, USA)

Selected references

Kikuchi Y, Lawson M, Horwitz B, Mishkin M, Rauschecker JP. Neuronal representation of harmonics in monkey auditory cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 35. 556.9, 2009.

Kikuchi Y, Horwitz B, Mishkin M. Auditory response properties in the rostral and caudal stations of the auditory stimulus processing stream of the macaque superior temporal cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 33, 278.16, 2007.

Kikuchi Y, Horwitz B, Mishkin M. Hierarchical auditory processing directed rostrally along the monkey's supratemporal plane (under review)

Vocal area network connectivity (Monkey fMRI, microstimulation, anatomy)

  • Chris Petkov, Ph.D. (Institute of Neuroscience, New Castle University, UK)
  • Nikos Logothetis, Prof. Dr. (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany)
  • Mortimer Mishkin, Ph.D. (Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH, USA)
  • Josef Rauschecker, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, USA)

Selected references

Kikuchi Y, Rauschecker JP, Mishkin M., Augath M., Logothetis NK, Petkov CI. Voice region connectivity in the monkey assessed with microstimulation and functional imaging.. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 34, 850.2, 2008. (selected for the Public Education and Communication Committee for inclusion in Neuroscience 2008 media materials)

Petkov CI, Kikuchi Y, Rauschecker JP, Mishkin M, Augath M., Logothetis NK. Evaluating auditory network connectivity with combined microstimulation and functional imaging in the monkey. The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) abstracts, 116, 2009.

Kikuchi Y, Rauschecker JP, Mishkin M., Augath M., Logothetis NK, Petkov CI. Voice region connectivity in the monkey assessed with microstimulation and functional imaging. SAB report 2006 - 2008. p.243, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 2009.