Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Staff Profile

Dr Yuki Kikuchi

Senior Research Associate

Background

My research aims to understand the neurobiology of predictive system, which is a mechanism to allow the brain to cope with unpredictable events in the world, and I develop a translational research model of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by using combined methods of neuroscience and genetics.

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    RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

    • 2019-Present Guest Researcher, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
    • 2011-Present Newcastle University Medical School, UK
    • 2007-2011 Georgetown University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, USA
    • 2007 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
    • 2002-2011 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Health (NIH), USA


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    Teaching

    Recent public engagement:

    • BBC Radio 3: Music Matters: Music in the Time of Our Lives  (17-18 March, 2017)
    • Meet the Neuroscientist: Great Exhibition of the North (Great North Museum, 24 August, 2018)
    • European Researchers Night: Supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme (Great North Museum, 28 September, 2018)
    • Brain Awareness Week: Palace of Science (Wylam Brewery, 12 March, 2019)

    Selected Lectures:

    • "Rhythmic Brain. How rhythms can help our perception and learning?": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  (June 2017)
    • "Music, Language, Syntax? Sequence Learning and Neurological Disorders": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  (Dec 2016)
    • "Rhythms of your brain. Keys to train your brain through sounds": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (January 2016)
    • "Is Music Just for Us? Searching for the origins of musicality through neural symphony": Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (May - June 2016)
    • "Interaction between cortical responses and natural sounds in the primate auditory system using MRI-guided electrophysiology'': Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany (June 2013)
    • "Human Brain Function and Behaviour": Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Japan. Neuroscience, Mental Health (Summer course, 2013)






     

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