Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Yuki Kikuchi

Research Associate

Background

My areas of expertise are neuroscience, brain oscillation, auditory system and electrophysiology.

The brain is complex adaptive system equipped the emergence of new capacities and behaviours. My interest is to understand such self-organising systems seen in music and language and develop means to improve learning capacities for patients with neurological and learning disorders.

I'm especially interested in understanding what impact temporal statistical structures of sounds can make on our cognitions and behaviours and have applied a variety of methods including electrophysiology, psychophysics, microstimulations, neuroanatomy, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG).

I'm also active for science communications to bridge the gap of knowledge between scientists and public and developing open-source learning and teaching resources.

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Research

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCES:

2002-2011 National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, USA

2007-2011 Georgetown University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, USA

2007 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany

2011-Present Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University Medical School, UK

2019-Present Guest Researcher, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, USA


RECENT REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTATIONS:

Kikuchi Y, Kovach C, Calmus R, Gander PE, Rhone AE, Nourski KV, Kawasaki H, Griffiths TD , Howard III MA, Petkov CI (2018). Predictive sequence learning modulates inter-regional oscillatory coupling in human intracranial recordings, Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 44.


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Teaching

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)

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)






 

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