The Work of Kuniyoshi L. Sakai, PhD

 

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< Books and Monographs >

 

1.      Miyashita, Y., Sakai, K. & Higuchi, S.: How is the visual associative memory represented in neurons of the primate temporal cortex? In: Neural Programming, Ed. Ito, M., Japan Scientific Societies Press, Tokyo, pp. 149-161 (1989).

 

2.      Miyashita, Y., Sakai, K., Higuchi, S. & Masui, N.: Localization of primal long-term memory in the primate temporal cortex. In: Memory: Organization and Locus of Change, Eds. Squire, L. R., Weinberger, N. M., Lynch, G. & McGaugh, J. L., Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 239-249 (1991).

 

3.      Sakai, K.: Neural organization for the long-term memory of paired associates in the primate temporal cortex. Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Tokyo (1992).

 

4.      Miyashita, Y., Sakai, K., Okuno, H., Tanatsugu, Y. & Ninomiya, Y.: Neural mechanisms of the pictorial long-term memory in the primate temporal cortex. In: Brain Mechanisms of Perception and Memory: From Neuron to Behavior, Eds. Ono, T., Raichle, M. E., Perrett, D. I. & Fukuda, M., Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 397-404 (1993).

 

5.      Sakai, K.: Neuronal organization of cognitive memory and learning (Japanese). In: Iwanami Lecture Series: Cognitive Science - Vol. 5: Memory and Learning, Eds. Ito, M. et al., Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo (ISBN 4-00-010615-5), pp. 97-156 (1994).

 

6.      Sakai, K.: Acquired form representation in vision.  In: Emotion, Memory and Behavior - Study of Human and Nonhuman Primates, Eds. Nakajima, T. & Ono, T., Japan Scientific Societies Press, Tokyo, pp. 91-104 (1995).

 

7.      Sakai, K.: The Challenge to Mind in Cognitive Brain Science - A Unified Theory of Memory and Consciousness (Japanese). Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo (ISBN 4-00-006548-3) (1997).

 

8.      Sakai, K.: Cognitive neuroscience of learning (Japanese). In: Processes of Instruction and Learning, Eds. Hatano, G. et al., School of Graduate Studies, The University of the Air, Tokyo (ISBN 4-595-13349-9), pp. 167-176 (2002).

 

9.      Sakurai, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Models of language acquisition (Japanese). In: Supplement to Math. Sci. (Suhri-kagaku), Saiensu, Publishers, Tokyo, pp. 70-77 (2002).

 

10.   Sakai, K. L.: Brain Science of Language - How does the Brain Create Language? (Japanese). ChuoKoron-Shinsha, Tokyo (ISBN 4-12-101647-5) (2002).

 

11.   Sakai, K. L.: Neural mechanisms of language (Japanese). In: Neuroscience, Eds. Ito, M. et al., Miwa-Shoten, Tokyo (ISBN 4-89590-192-0), pp. 791-800 (2003).

 

12.   Sakai, K. L.: Brain science of language development (Japanese). In: Century of the Brain, Eds. Ito, M. et al., Kuba-Pro., Tokyo (ISBN 4-87805-055-1), pp. 131-151 (2005).

 

13.   Phillips, C. & Sakai, K. L.: Language and the brain. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2005, McGraw-Hill, New York (ISBN 0-07-144504-8), pp. 166-169 (2005).

 

14.   Sakai, K. L.: Order and disorder of brain and language (Japanese). In: Toudai Adventure Lectures, Eds. The University of Tokyo, Komaba, BaiFu-Kan, Tokyo (ISBN 4-563-01913-5), pp. 127-140 (2005).

 

15.   Sakai, K. L.: Cognitive neuroscience of learning (Japanese). In: Processes of Instruction and Learning, New Edition, Eds. Ooshima, J. et al., School of Graduate Studies, The University of the Air, Tokyo (ISBN 4-595-12619-0), pp. 106-120 (2006).

 

16.   Sakai, K. L.: The Work of Scientists - How is the Creativity Emerged? (Japanese). ChuoKoron-Shinsha, Tokyo (ISBN 4-12-101843-5) (2006).

 

17.   Sakai, K. L.: Brain mapping of human language processing. Brain Mapping and Language, Nova Biomedical Books, New York (ISBN 1-59454-579-0), pp. 135-156 (2006).

 

18.   Sakai, K. L.: Language processing mechanisms revealed by functional brain mapping (Japanese). In: Brain Science Review 2007, Eds. Ito, M. & Kawai, N., Kuba Pro., Tokyo (ISBN 4-87805-077-2), pp. 219-233 (2006).

 

19.   Hotta, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Gene, Brain, and Language - Science Cafe for Pleasure (Japanese). ChuoKoron-Shinsha, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-12-101887-8) (2007).

 

20.   Sakai, K. L.: The frontiers of neuroscience of language (Japanese). In: How Do We Understand the Biological System? – Integrated Science from the Cell to the Brain and Evolution, Ed. Asashima, M., Kyoritsu Syuppan, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-320-05648-0), pp. 136-148 (2007).

 

21.   Sakai, K. L.: The true nature of human creativity – The recursive computation in the brain. Grammar (Japanese). In: Academic Groove, Ed. The University of Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-003330-5), pp. 100-103, 66 (2008).

 

22.   Sakai, K. L.: Brain development and language acquisition (Japanese). In: Learning Abilities for Future Raised by Co-Learning –A New Design of the Secondary Education, Ed. The Secondary Education School Attached to the Faculty of Education of the University of Tokyo, Akashi Shoten, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-7503-2900-3), pp. 146-153 (2008).

 

23.   Sakai, K. L.: Chomsky's linguistic philosophy (Japanese).  In: The History of Philosophy, Addendum, ChuoKoron-Shinsha, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-12-403530-8), p. 395 (2008).

 

24.   Sakai, K. L.: The philosopher Chomsky (Japanese).  In: The History of Philosophy, Addendum, ChuoKoron-Shinsha, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-12-403530-8), pp. 294-300 (2008).

 

25.   Sakai, K. L.: The map of words drawn on the brain (Japanese). In: A Journey to the Universe of Words, Hituzi Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-89476-429-3), pp. 59-98 (2009).

 

26.   Sakai, K. L.: The Language Map of the Brain (Japanese). Meiji-Shoin, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-625-68433-3), pp. 1-190 (2009).

 

27.   Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Language acquisition and the brain (Japanese). In: Development and Brain - Acquisition Process of Communication Skills, Eds. Iwata, M. & Kawamura, M., Igaku Shoin, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-260-00936-2), pp. 99-113 (2010).

 

28.   Sakai, K. L.: Brain development and language acquisition (Japanese). In: Learning Abilities for Future Raised by Co-Learning –A Challenge of the Secondary Education, Ed. The Secondary Education School Attached to the Faculty of Education of the University of Tokyo, Akashi Shoten, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-7503-3208-6), pp. 150-157 (2010).

 

29.   Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Gray or white? – The contribution of gray matter in a glioma to language deficits. Advances in the Biology, Imaging, and Therapies for Glioblastoma, Ed. Chen, C. C., InTech, Croatia (ISBN 978-953-307-284-5), pp. 107-122 (2011).

 

30.   Sakai, K. L. & Yamada, K.: Brain Science Series 1 - The Adventure of Language (Japanese). Meiji-Shoin, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-625-62417-9) (2011).

 

31.   Sakai, K. L.: Reading Creates the Brain - Why gPaper Booksh Are Necessary for People? (Japanese). JitsuGyou-no Nihonsha, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-408-10907-7) (2011).

 

32.   Sakai, K. L.: An awareness of gHowh more than gWhath (Japanese). In: Thinking Power of the Task Setting - The Executive Management of the University of Tokyo, Eds. UT-EMP & Yokoyama, Y., University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-043051-7), pp. 193-226 (2012).

 

33.   Sakai, K. L.: Japanese Sign Language as a natural language shown by the brain (Japanese). In: gMulticultural Symbiosish Viewed by Deaf - Another Linguistic Minority, Ed. Sasaki, M., Koko Syuppan, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-904595-24-4), pp. 94-117 (2012).

 

34.   Sakai, K. L. & Yamada, K.: Brain Science Series 2 - The Adventure of Mind (Japanese). Meiji-Shoin, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-625-62421-6) (2012).

 

35.   Sakai, K. L.: An appoach from neuroscience to English education (Japanese). In: Twins and Education – Individuality Revealed by Twin Studies, Ed. The Secondary Education School Attached to the Faculty of Education, The University of Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-053085-9), pp. 175-195 (2013).

 

36.   Sakai, K. L. & Yamada, K.: Brain Science Series 3 - The Adventure of Brain (Japanese). Meiji-Shoin, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-625-62444-5) (2013).

 

37.   Sakai, K. L. (Ed.), Daisuke Soga, Yoshiharu Habu, Tomohiro Maeda & Hiroshi Senju: The Brain that Creates Art - Dialogues on Beauty, Language and Humanity, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-003371-8) (2013).

 

38.   Sakai, K. L.: The Thinking Classroom (Japanese). JitsuGyou-no Nihonsha, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-408-21528-0) (2015).

 

39.   Sakai, K. L. & Perlovsky, L. (Eds.): Language and Cognition. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Frontiers Media SA (ISBN 978-2-88919-627-2), pp. 1-125 (2015).

 

40.   Sakai, K. L.: Reading recommendations for incoming students (Japanese). In: Reading Recommendations from the University of Tokyo Faculty for Incoming Students, Ed. Editorial Department UP, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-003333-6), pp. 200-201 (2016).

 

41.   Sakai, K. L.: The wonder of the brain (Japanese). In: The Newsletter of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ed. The Editorial Committee of The Newsletter of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Komaba, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-003347-3), pp. 71-73 (2016).

 

42.   Sakai, K. L.: Ideas of Science - The Universe of Einstein (Japanese). ChuoKoron-Shinsha, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-12-102375-9) (2016).

 

43.   Sakai, K. L.: Einstein through High School Math. - Ideas of Science (Japanese). University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo (ISBN 978-4-13-063362-8) (2016).

 

 

< Review Articles >

 

1.      Sakai, K. & Hotta, Y.: Neuronal development in Drosophila embryonic culture system (Japanese). Exp. Med. (Zikken-igaku) 7, 905-910 (1989).

 

2.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Molecule - Hippocampus - Memory, Part I: On the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity (Japanese). Brain Nerve (Noh-to-shinkei) 42, 1017-1029 (1990).

 

3.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Molecule - Hippocampus - Memory, Part II: Hippocampus as a memory control apparatus (Japanese). Brain Nerve (Noh-to-shinkei) 43, 111-128 (1991).

 

4.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Memory and imagery in the temporal lobe.  Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 3,  166-170 (1993).

 

5.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Visual imagery: An interaction between memory retrieval and attention.  Trends Neurosci. 17, 287-289 (1994).

 

6.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Reply to "The memory storehouse" by H.J. Markowitsch.  Trends Neurosci. 17, 513-514 (1994).

 

7.      Sakai, K., Naya, Y. & Miyashita, Y.: Neuronal tuning and associative mechanisms in form representation.  Learning Mem. 1, 83-105 (1994).

 

8.      Sakai, K.: Neuronal organization of cognitive memory (Japanese). Biophysics (Seibutu-buturi) 34, 179-184 (1994).

 

9.      Sakai, K.: Neuronal organization of visual imagery (Japanese). Advances Neurol. Sci. (Sinkei-kenkyu-no-shinpo) 39, 612-623 (1995).

 

10.   Sakai, K.: Functional mapping of the human brain with echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging (Japanese). Jpn. J. Clin. Exp. Med. (Igaku-no-ayumi) 175, 189-194 (1995).

 

11.   Sakai, K.: The development of magnetic resonance imaging with hyperpolarized xenon (Japanese). Reports from Uehara Memorial Foundation 10, 225-227 (1996).

 

12.   Sakai, K.: Mechanisms of memory - From a physiological side (Japanese). Clin. Neurosci. (Rinsyo-sinkei-kagaku) 16, 135-138 (1998).

 

13.   Sakai, K.: Brain engraves time in mind (Japanese). Kagaku 68, 164-168 (1998).

 

14.   Sakai, K. L.: Cognitive brain science of language (Japanese). Seitai-no-kagaku 49, 10-22 (1998).

 

15.   Sakai, K. L.: Brain science of language acquisition (Japanese). Seitai-no-kagaku 49, 40-53 (1998).

 

16.   Sakai, K. L.: Functional mapping of the human brain with optical topography (Japanese). Radioisotopes 49, 115-116 (2000).

 

17.   Sakurai, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Models of language acquisition (Japanese). Math. Sci. (Suhri-kagaku) 444, 45-51 (2000).

 

18.   Sakai, K. L., Hashimoto, R. & Homae, F.: Sentence processing in the cerebral cortex. Neurosci. Res. 39, 1-10 (2001).

 

19.   Sakai, K. L., Homae, F., Hashimoto, R. & Suzuki, K.: Functional imaging of the human temporal cortex during auditory sentence processing. Am. Lab. 34, 34-40 (2002).

 

20.   Sakai, K. L. & Ichida, Y.: Rethinking modularity of language (Japanese). Baby Sci. 01, 17-18 (2002).

 

21.   Sakai, K. L., Homae, F. & Hashimoto, R.: Sentence processing is uniquely human. Neurosci. Res. 46, 273-279 (2003).

 

22.   Sakai, K. L.: Towards the brain science of language (Japanese). Jpn. J. Neuropsychol. 19, 130-137 (2003).

 

23.   Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Language functions revealed by neuroimaging (Japanese). Advances Neurol. Sci. (Sinkei-kenkyu-no-shinpo) 47, 735-744 (2003).

 

24.   Sakai, K. L.: Syntactic processing in the brain and recursive computation – Towards the brain science of language (Japanese). Technical Report of IEICE 103 (520), 19-22 (2003).

 

25.   Sakai, K.L.: Identification of functional connectivity among cortical language areas with transcranial magnetic stimulation (Japanese). Reports from Mitsubishi Foundation 308-331 (2004).

 

26.   Sakai, K. L.: Observation of the effect of language education by using functional brain imaging (Japanese). Exp. Med. (Zikken-igaku) 22, 1322-1323 (2004).

 

27.   Sakai, K. L.: Does the grammar gene really exist? (Japanese). Jpn. J. Mol. Psychiatry (Bunshi-seishin-igaku) 4, 302-308 (2004).

 

28.   Sakai, K.L.: Identification of language processing network with functional brain imaging (Japanese). Annual Report 2004 from Ogawa Laboratories for Brain Function Research 4, 82-88 (2005).

 

29.   Sakai, K. L.: The cortical mechanisms of language processing (Japanese). Higher Brain Function Res. (Koji-noukinou-kenkyu) 25, 153-164 (2005).

 

30.   Sakai, K. L.: Language acquisition and brain development. Science 310, 815-819 (2005).

 

31.   Sakai, K. L.: Identification of language processing mechanisms with functional brain imaging (Japanese). Seitai-no-kagaku 57, 30-36 (2006).

 

32.   Yasui, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Speech processing and the temporal lobe (Japanese). Clin. Neurosci. (Rinsyo-sinkei-kagaku) 24, 531-533 (2006).

 

33.   Kinno, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical processing mechanisms of language (Japanese). Clin. Neurosci. (Rinsyo-sinkei-kagaku) 24, 743-745 (2006).

 

34.   Sakai, K. L. & Muto, M.: Cortical plasticity for language processing in the human brain. Cognit. Sci. 1, 211-225 (2007).

 

35.   Kinno, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Neural correlates of language reorganization after aphasia (Japanese). Sogo Rehabilitation 36, 1181-1185 (2008).

 

36.   Yasui, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Neuroscience of language and music (Japanese). Journal of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (JOHNS) 27, 1212-1216 (2011).

 

37.   Sasaki, M., Hakutou, H., Koishi, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Games in Japanese for Deaf children (Japanese). Obirin Language Education Treatise 7, 115-131 (2011).

 

38.   Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Localization of language function in the brain (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 63, 1339-1345 (2011).

 

39.   Sakai, K. L.: A sense of presentation: Hottafs maxims. J. Neurogenetics 26, 15-21 (2012).

 

40.   Sakai, K. L.: Scientific basis of human language (Japanese). Transactions of the Institute of Natural Sciences, Senshu University 92, 16-18 (2012).

 

41.   Kinno, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Nature of language revealed from the brain (Japanese). Jpn. J. Neuropsychol. 28, 174-181 (2012).

 

42.   Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Computational principles of syntax in the regions specialized for language: Integrating theoretical linguistics and functional imaging. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 7, 204, 1-13 (2013).

 

43.   Kinno, R. & Sakai, K. L.: The modular hypothesis of language: Current topics in brain science (Japanese). Sogo Rehabilitation 42, 27-33 (2014).

 

44.   Nakai, T. & Sakai, K. L.: The 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language 2013 (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 66, 194-195 (2014).

 

45.   Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Why are the language areas on the left side? (Japanese). Clinical Neuroscience 32, 342 (2014).

 

46.   Narita, H., Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Is the basis of human language complex? (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 66, 276-279 (2014).

 

47.   Perlovsky, L. & Sakai, K. L.: Language and cognition. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 8, 436, 1-2 (2014).

 

48.   Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: The 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) 2014 (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 66, 1522-1523 (2014).

 

49.   Kinno, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Three neural networks that support syntactic processing in language (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 67, 303-310 (2015).

 

50.   Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Language functions in the frontal association area - Brain mechanisms that create language (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 68, 1283-1290 (2016).

 

 

< Original Articles >

 

1.      Okamoto, H., Sakai, K., Goto, S., Takasu-Ishikawa, E. & Hotta, Y.: Isolation of Drosophila genomic clones homologous to the eel sodium channel gene. Proc. Japan Acad. 63, Ser. B, 284-288 (1987).

 

2.      Sakai, K., Okamoto, H. & Hotta, Y.: Pharmacological characterization of sodium channels in the primary culture of individual Drosophila embryos: neurons of a mutant deficient in a putative sodium channel gene.  Cell Differ. Dev. 26, 107-118 (1989).

 

3.      Wu, C.-F., Sakai, K., Saito, M. & Hotta, Y.: Giant Drosophila neurons differentiated from cytokinesis-arrested embryonic neuroblasts.  J. Neurobiol. 21, 499-507 (1990).

 

4.      Miyashita, Y., Higuchi, S., Sakai, K. & Masui, N.: Generation of fractal patterns for probing the visual memory. Neurosci. Res. 12, 307-311 (1991).

 

5.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Neural organization for the long-term memory of paired associates.  Nature 354, 152-155 (1991).

 

6.      Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Neuronal tuning to learned complex forms in vision.  NeuroReport 5, 829-832 (1994).

 

7.      Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Itagaki, H., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Functional mapping of the human somatosensory cortex with echo-planar MRI.  Magn. Reson. Med. 33, 736-743 (1995).

 

8.      Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Uchida, I., Kato, H., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Functional mapping of the human colour centre with echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging.  Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 261, 89-98 (1995).

 

9.      Naya, Y., Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Activity of primate inferotemporal neurons related to a sought target in pair-association task.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93, 2664-2669 (1996).

 

10.   Sakai, K., Bilek, A. M., Oteiza, E., Walsworth, R. L., Balamore, D., Jolesz, F. A. & Albert, M. S.: Temporal dynamics of hyperpolarized 129Xe resonances in living rats.  J. Magn. Reson. Ser. B. 111, 300-304 (1996).

 

11.   Sato, H., Takeuchi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Temporal cortex activation during speech recognition: An optical topography study.  Cognition 73, B55-B66 (1999).

 

12.   Embick, D., Marantz, A., Miyashita, Y., OfNeil, W. & Sakai, K. L.: A syntactic specialization for Brocafs area.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 6150-6154 (2000).

 

13.   Hashimoto, R., Homae, F., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional differentiation in the human auditory and language areas revealed by a dichotic listening task. NeuroImage 12, 147-158 (2000).

 

14.   Homae, F., Hashimoto, R., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: From perception to sentence comprehension: The convergence of auditory and visual information of language in the left inferior frontal cortex. NeuroImage 16, 883-900 (2002).

 

15.   Noguchi, Y., Takeuchi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Lateralized activation in the inferior frontal cortex during syntactic processing: Event-related optical topography study. Hum. Brain Mapp. 17, 89-99 (2002).

 

16.   Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Specialization in the left prefrontal cortex for sentence comprehension. Neuron 35, 589-597 (2002).

 

17.   Sakai, K. L., Noguchi, Y., Takeuchi, T. & Watanabe, E.: Selective priming of syntactic processing by event-related transcranial magnetic stimulation of Broca's area. Neuron 35, 1177-1182 (2002).

 

18.   Suzuki, K. & Sakai, K. L.: An event-related fMRI study of explicit syntactic processing of normal/anomalous sentences in contrast to implicit syntactic processing. Cereb. Cortex 13, 517-526 (2003).

 

19.   Noguchi, Y., Watanabe, E. & Sakai, K. L.: An event-related optical topography study of cortical activation induced by single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. NeuroImage 19, 156-162 (2003).

 

20.   Hashimoto, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Brain activations during conscious self-monitoring of speech production with delayed auditory feedback: an fMRI study. Hum. Brain Mapp. 20, 22-28 (2003).

 

21.   Homae, F., Yahata, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Selective enhancement of functional connectivity in the left prefrontal cortex during sentence processing. NeuroImage 20, 578-586 (2003).

 

22.   Sakai, K. L., Miura, K., Narafu, N. & Muraishi, Y.: Correlated functional changes of the prefrontal cortex in twins induced by classroom education of second language. Cereb. Cortex 14, 1233-1239 (2004).

 

23.   Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Learning letters in adulthood: Direct visualization of cortical plasticity for forming a new link between orthography and phonology. Neuron 42, 311-322 (2004).

 

24.   Tatsuno, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Language-related activations in the left prefrontal regions are differentially modulated by age, proficiency, and task demands. J. Neurosci. 25, 1637-1644 (2005).

 

25.   Sakai, K. L., Tatsuno, Y., Suzuki, K., Kimura, H. & Ichida, Y.: Sign and speech: Amodal commonality in left hemisphere dominance for comprehension of sentences. Brain 128, 1407-1417 (2005).

 

26.   Mochizuki, H., Ugawa, Y., Terao, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical hemoglobin-concentration changes under the coil induced by single-pulse TMS in humans: A simultaneous recording with near-infrared spectroscopy. Exp. Brain Res. 169, 302-310 (2006).

 

27.   Kinno, R., Kawamura, M., Shioda, S. & Sakai, K. L.: Neural correlates of non-canonical syntactic processing revealed by a picture-sentence matching task. Hum. Brain Mapp. 29, 1015-1027 (2008).

 

28.   Momo, K., Sakai, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Syntax in a native language still continues to develop in adults: Honorification judgment in Japanese. Brain Lang. 107, 81-89 (2008).

 

29.   Yasui, T., Kaga, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Language and music: Differential hemispheric dominance in detecting unexpected errors in the lyrics and melody of memorized songs. Hum. Brain Mapp. 30, 588-601 (2009).

 

30.   Sakai, K. L., Nauchi, A., Tatsuno, Y., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y., Kimura, M., Bostwick, M. & Yusa, N.: Distinct roles of left inferior frontal regions that explain individual differences in second language acquisition. Hum. Brain Mapp. 30, 2440-2452 (2009).

 

31.   Iijima, K., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: The cortical dynamics in building syntactic structures of sentences: An MEG study in a minimal-pair paradigm. NeuroImage 44, 1387-1396 (2009).

 

32.   Nauchi, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Greater leftward lateralization of the inferior frontal gyrus in second language learners with higher syntactic abilities. Hum. Brain Mapp. 30, 3625-3635 (2009).

 

33.   Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Agrammatic comprehension caused by a glioma in the left frontal cortex. Brain Lang. 110, 71-80 (2009).

 

34.   Inubushi, T., Iijima, K., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Left inferior frontal activations depending on the canonicity determined by the argument structures of ditransitive sentences: An MEG study. PLOS ONE 7, e37192, 1-11 (2012).

 

35.   Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Syntactic computation in the human brain: The Degree of Merger as a key factor. PLOS ONE 8, e56230, 1-16 (2013).

 

36.   Inubushi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional and anatomical correlates of word-, sentence-, and discourse-level integration in sign language. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7, 681, 1-13 (2013).

 

37.   Kinno, R., Ohta, S., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Differential reorganization of three syntax-related networks induced by a left frontal glioma. Brain 137, 1193-1212 (2014).

 

38.   Saito, T., Tamura, M., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Kubota, Y., Fukuchi, S., Nitta, M., Chernov, M., Okamoto, S., Sugiyama, K., Kurisu, K., Sakai, K. L., Okada, Y. & Iseki, H.: Intraoperative cortico-cortical evoked potentials for the evaluation of language function during brain tumor resection: Initial experience with 13 cases. J. Neurosurg. 121, 827-838 (2014).

 

39.   Nakai, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Neural mechanisms underlying the computation of hierarchical tree structures in mathematics. PLOS ONE 9, e111439, 1-13 (2014).

 

40.   Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Subliminal enhancement of predictive effects during syntactic processing in the left inferior frontal gyrus: An MEG study. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 8, 217, 1-14 (2014).

 

41.   Shimizu, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Visualization of gray matter myelin and fiber bundles critical for relative pitch: A role of the left posterior long insular cortex (Japanese). Brain and Nerve 67, 1147-1155 (2015).

 

42.   Kinno, R., Ohta, S., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Left frontal glioma induces functional connectivity changes in syntax-related networks. SpringerPlus 4, 317, 1-6 (2015).

 

43.   Saito, T., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Tamura, M., Nitta, M., Tsuzuki, S., Konishi, Y., Kamata, K., Kinno, R., Sakai, K. L., Iseki, H. & Kawamata, T.: Difficulty in identification of the frontal language area in patients with dominant frontal gliomas that involve the pars triangularis. J. Neurosurg. 125, 803-811 (2016).

 

44.   Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: The dorsal rather than ventral pathway better reflects individual syntactic abilities in second language. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10, 295, 1-18 (2016).

 

 

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1.       Sakai, K., Okamoto, H. & Hotta, Y.: Pharmacological characterization of sodium channels in primary culture of individual Drosophila embryos. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 9, S170 (1989).

 

2.       Wu, C.-F., Sakai, K. & Hotta, Y.: Giant Drosophila neurons differentiated from cytokinesis-arrested embryonic neuroblasts. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 15, 498 (1989).

 

3.       Miyashita, Y., Sakai, K. & Higuchi, S.: Memorized objects mutually interfere on delay discharges for pictorial short-term memory in neurons of primate temporal cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 15, 303 (1989).

 

4.       Miyashita, Y., Sakai, K. & Higuchi, S.: Neural basis of finite capacity of visual short-term memory in the primate temporal cortex. Jpn. J. Physiol. 39, Suppl., S137 (1989).

 

5.       Miyashita, Y., Sakai, K. & Higuchi, S.: Neural activity related to finite capacity of visual short-term memory. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 11, S58 (1990).

 

6.       Higuchi, S., Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Selectivity of visual responses to fractal patterns in neurons of the primate anterior ventral temporal cortex. Jpn. J. Physiol. 40, Suppl., S170 (1990).

 

7.       Higuchi, S., Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Functional architecture of pictorial memory neurons in the primate anteroventral temporal cortex. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 14, S61 (1991).

 

8.       Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Single neurons in primate temporal cortex code both of paired associates stored in visual long-term memory. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 17, 1101 (1991b).

 

9.       Sakai, K., Higuchi, S. & Miyashita, Y.: Single neurons in primate temporal cortex code both pictures of paired associates stored in visual long-term memory. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 16, IX (1991).

 

10.     Sakai, K., Ninomiya, Y., Okuno, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Coding specificity of temporal cortical neurons for paired associates stored in long-term memory. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 17, S288 (1992).

 

11.     Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Tuning, association, and sustained activation as visual memory mechanisms in the temporal cortex. Jpn. J. Physiol. 43, Suppl. 2, S14 (1993).

 

12.     Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Neuronal tuning to learned complex forms in the primate anterior inferotemporal cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 19, 28 (1993).

 

13.     Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Itagaki, Y., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Noninvasive functional mapping of human somatosensory cortex with echo planar magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 18, S200 (1993).

 

14.     Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Itagaki, H., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Topographical maps of human somatosensory cortex determined by echo planar magnetic resonance imaging. Jpn. J. Physiol. 44, Suppl. (1994).

 

15.     Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Itagaki, H., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Functional mapping of human somatosensory cortex with echo planar magnetic resonance imaging. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 20, 1386 (1994).

 

16.     Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Uchida, I., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Functional mapping of human visual cortices with echo planar magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 19, S5 (1994).

 

17.     Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Onodera, Y., Uchida, I., Kato, H., Yamamoto, E., Koizumi, H. & Miyashita, Y.: Functional mapping of the human color center with echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging. Human Brain Mapping (Paris, France) Suppl. 1, 30 (1995).

 

18.     Onodera, Y., Sakai, K., Watanabe, E., Uchida, I., Kato, H., Miyashita, Y., Yamamoto, E. &  Koizumi, H.: Functional mapping of the human color center with EPI. Proc. Soc. Mag. Res. 3, 1333 (1995).

 

19.     Naya, Y., Sakai, K. & Miyashita, Y.: Neuronal responses related to memory retrieval in the primate inferotemporal cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 21, 1493 (1995).

 

20.     Sakai, K., Bilek, A.M., Tseng, C.H., Balamore, D., Walsworth, R.L., Oteiza, E., Jolesz, F.A. & Albert, M.S.: Hyperpolarized 129Xe lifetimes in the blood of living rats. Abstr. Exp. Nuc. Magn. Reson. Conference 37, 323 (1996).

 

21.     Sakai, K., Bilek, A.M., Tseng, C.H., Balamore, D., Walsworth, R.L., Oteiza, E., Jolesz, F.A. & Albert, M.S.: Temporal dynamics of hyperpolarized 129Xe resonances in living rats. Proc. Internation. Soc. Mag. Res. Med. 4, 1359 (1996).

 

22.     Albert, M.S., Balamore, D., Sakai, K., Kacher, D., Walsworth, R.L., Oteiza, E. & Jolesz, F.A.: Hyperpolarized 129Xe lifetimes in blood. Proc. Internation. Soc. Mag. Res. Med. 4, 1357 (1996).

 

23.     Albert, M.S., Balamore, D., Sakai, K. & Jolesz, F.A.: Hyperpolarized 129Xe in vivo peak assignment in the rat using in vitro tissue samples. Proc. Internation. Soc. Mag. Res. Med. 5,  (1997).

 

24.     Hashimoto, R., Homae, F., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Attentional influence on speech recognition: An fMRI study of multiple auditory areas. Human Brain Mapping (Düsseldorf, Germany), NeuroImage 9, S1057 (1999).

 

25.     Sakai, K. L., Sato, H. & Takeuchi, T.: Hemodynamic changes in auditory association cortex during speech recognition: Functional mapping with optical topography. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25, 1813 (1999).

 

26.     Embick, D., Marantz, A., Miyashita, Y., OfNeil, W. & Sakai, K. L.: An fMRI study of ungrammaticality in an error-detection task. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25, 1813 (1999).

 

27.     Hashimoto, R., Homae, F., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Multiple pathways in human auditory cortex revealed by a dichotic listening task. Neurosci. Res. 35, Suppl. 1, S293, 756 (1999).

 

28.     Sato, H., Takeuchi T. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional mapping of the auditory cortex during speech recognition with optical topography. Neurosci. Res. 35, Suppl. 1, S294, 757 (1999).

 

29.     Nakajima, K., Homae, F., Hashimoto, R., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Information processing based on speech recognition in language areas. Neurosci. Res. 35, Suppl. 1, S294, 758 (1999).

 

30.     Homae, F., Hashimoto, R., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional brain mapping of context-sensitive processing of language in audition and vision. Neurosci. Res. 35, Suppl. 1, S294, 759 (1999).

 

31.     Takeuchi T., Sato, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Attentional effect on speech recognition: Functional mapping with optical topography. Neurosci. Res. Suppl. 23, S297, 768 (1999).

 

32.     Homae, F., Hashimoto, R., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Contextual decision vs. lexical decision: An fMRI study of language processing. Human Brain Mapping  (San Antonio, USA), NeuroImage 11, S289 (2000).

 

33.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: An fMRI study of syntactic processing with visual sentence presentation. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26, 1249 (2000).

 

34.     Homae, F., Hashimoto, R., Nakajima, K., Miyashita, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Dissociation of auditory and visual sentence processing domains in the left inferior frontal gyrus. Neurosci. Res. 38, Suppl. 1, S52, O-242 (2000).

 

35.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Multiple syntactic processing domains in the left frontal cortex. Neurosci. Res. 38, Suppl. 1, S52, O-243 (2000).

 

36.     Sakai, K. L., Takeuchi T. & Watanabe, E.: Facilitation and inhibition of syntactic processing by focal transcranial magnetic stimulation of Brocafs area. Neurosci. Res. 38, Suppl. 1, S53, O-244 (2000).

 

37.     Suzuki, K., Takeuchi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: The segregation of semantic and phonological processing in the inferior frontal gyrus. Neurosci. Res. 38, Suppl. 1, S53, O-245 (2000).

 

38.     Takeuchi T., Noguchi, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional mapping of semantic and phonological processing: an optical topography study. Neurosci. Res. 38, Suppl. 1, S53, O-246 (2000).

 

39.     Sakai, K. L., Takeuchi T. & Watanabe, E.: Selective modulation of syntactic processing by focal transcranial magnetic stimulation of Brocafs area. J. Cognit. Neurosci. Suppl., 111F (2001).

 

40.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Separate neural bases for syntactic processing and verbal short-term memory in the frontal cortex: An fMRI study. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 27, 82.7 (2001).

 

41.     Sakai, K. L. & Suzuki, K.: An event-related fMRI study of explicit syntactic decisions in contrast to semantic and phonological decisions. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 27, 119.3 (2001).

 

42.     Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional differentiation in the auditory association cortex depending on the process levels of language: An fMRI study. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 27, 512.5 (2001).

 

43.     Suzuki, K. & Sakai, K. L.: An event-related fMRI study of explicit syntactic decisions in contrast to semantic and phonological decisions. Neurosci. Res. 39, Suppl. 1, S123, PA2-173 (2001).

 

44.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Dissociation between syntactic processing and verbal short-term memory in the frontal lobe: An fMRI study of language processing. Neurosci. Res. 39, Suppl. 1, S124, PA2-174 (2001).

 

45.     Noguchi, Y., Takeuchi T. & Sakai, K. L.: A selective role of the frontal lobe in syntactic processing: An event-related optical topography study. Neurosci. Res. 39, Suppl. 1, S124, PA2-175 (2001).

 

46.     Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Modality-independent activation during sentence processing in the left inferior frontal gyrus. Neurosci. Res. 39, Suppl. 1, S124, PA2-176 (2001).

 

47.     Sakai, K. L., Noguchi, Y. & Takeuchi T.: Lateralized activation in the inferior frontal cortex during explicit syntactic decision: An event-related optical topography study. J. Cognit. Neurosci. Suppl., A64 (2002).

 

48.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical activation changes correlated with progress in reading letters. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 28, 279.6 (2002).

 

49.     Sakai, K. L., Suzuki, K., Kimura, H. & Ichida, Y.: Cerebral lateralization for Japanese sign language processing in deaf and hearing subjects. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 28, 279.13 (2002).

 

50.     Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional parcellation of the left prefrontal cortex during sentence processing. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 28, 583.11 (2002).

 

51.     Yahata, N. & Sakai, K. L.: A correlation analysis of fMRI time-series data: functional connectivity of cortical regions during language tasks. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 28, 583.16 (2002).

 

52.     Noguchi, Y., Watanabe, E. & Sakai, K. L.: Activation in the motor cortex induced by single-pulse magnetic stimulation: An event-related optical topography study. Neurosci. Res. 45, Suppl. 1, S72, II-D-143 (2002).

 

53.     Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional parcellation of the left prefrontal cortex during sentence processing. Neurosci. Res. 45, Suppl. 1, S129, III-F-252 (2002).

 

54.     Sakai, K. L., Suzuki, K., Kimura, H. & Ichida, Y.: Functional lateralization in sentence processing of Japanese sign language. Neurosci. Res. 45, Suppl. 1, S129, III-F-253 (2002).

 

55.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical activation changes correlated with the progress of a reading skill. Neurosci. Res. 45, Suppl. 1, S129, III-F-254 (2002).

 

56.     Hashimoto, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Brain activity during speech processing under delayed auditory feedback: An fMRI study. Neurosci. Res. 45, Suppl. 1, S129, III-F-255 (2002).

 

57.     Yahata, N., Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Canonical correlation analysis of fMRI time-series data: functional connectivity of cortical areas under language tasks. Neurosci. Res. 45, Suppl. 1, S129, III-F-256 (2002).

 

58.     Yamamoto, Y., Maki, A., Koizumi, H. & Sakai, K. L.: An improvement of fiber-tracking method with low diffusion weightings. Human Brain Mapping (New York, USA), NeuroImage 19, S40, 718 (2003).

 

59.     Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Dissociation and interaction between syntax and lexico-semantics in the left prefrontal cortex: An fMRI study of sentence comprehension. Human Brain Mapping (New York, USA), NeuroImage 19, S57, 1301 (2003).

 

60.     Homae, F. & Sakai, K. L.: Integration between syntactic and lexico-semantic processes in the left prefrontal cortex during sentence comprehension. Neurosci. Res. 46, Suppl. 1, S51, O-096 (2003).

 

61.     Sakai, K. L., Miura, K., Narafu, N., Mitsuhashi, T., Hirano, K., Fukushima, M., Tanabe, Y., Katsumata, A., Sugiura, Y. & Muraishi, Y.: Education can change the brain: A functional imaging study of second language acquisition. Neurosci. Res. 46, Suppl. 1, S52, O-097 (2003).

 

62.     Tatsuno, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Commonality and difference in the functional connectivity of cortical regions during sentence comprehension in Japanese sign and written languages. Neurosci. Res. 46, Suppl. 1, S52, O-098 (2003).

 

63.     Hashimoto, R. & Sakai, K. L.: Selective enhancement of functional connectivity between cortical regions during the acquisition of rending skills. Neurosci. Res. 46, Suppl. 1, S52, O-099 (2003).

 

64.     Sakai, K. L., Miura, K., Narafu, N. & Muraishi, Y.: Correlated functional changes of the prefrontal cortex in twins induced by classroom education of second language. Human Brain Mapping (Budapest, Hungary), NeuroImage 21, Suppl. 1, S24, MO93 (2004).

 

65.     Yamamoto, Y., Maki, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Influence of spatial normalization on diffusion tensor. Human Brain Mapping (Budapest, Hungary), NeuroImage 21, Suppl. 1, S48, WE330 (2004).

 

66.     Yeung, H. H., Hashimoto, R., Phillips, C. & Sakai, K. L.: N400-like MEG response elicited by verbs in English relative clauses. BIOMAG 2004 (Boston, USA), Abstr. 14, 310 (2004).

 

67.     Tatsuno, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Task-selective activation in Broca's area is differentially modulated during first and second language acquisition. Neurosci. Res. 50, Suppl. 1, S62, OJ1-07 (2004).

 

68.     Sakai, K. L.: Language processing specialized in the left prefrontal cortex. Neurosci. Res. 52, Suppl. 1, S4, Tsukahara Award 2-2 (2005).

 

69.     Yasui, T., Kaga, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Differential lateralization of error-induced fields in speech and melody processing: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. 52, Suppl. 1, S61, O3B-01 (2005).

 

70.     Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Spatio-temporal dynamics of cortical activation at the prelexical stage. Neurosci. Res. 52, Suppl. 1, S61, O3B-02 (2005).

 

71.     Kinno, R., Kawamura, M., Shioda, S. & Sakai, K. L.: Activation of the grammar center in new picture-sentence matching tasks. Neurosci. Res. 52, Suppl. 1, S61, O3B-03 (2005).

 

72.     Sakai, K. L., Tatsuno, Y., Ochi, Y., Shiota, K., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y., Kimura, M., Bostwick, M. & Yusa, N.: Training-related increase and proficiency-dependent decrease of grammar center activation during second language acquisition. Neurosci. Res. 52, Suppl. 1, S61, O3B-04 (2005).

 

73.     Sakai, K. L., Tatsuno, Y., Ochi, Y., Shiota, K., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y., Kimura, M., Bostwick, M. & Yusa, N.: Separate neural bases of two fundamental processes during second language acquisition in the inferior frontal cortex. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Program No. 354.6 (2005).

 

74.     Yamamoto, Y., Maki, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Direct anatomical connections among functionally identified prefrontal regions for sentence processing. Human Brain Mapping (Florence, Italy), Abstr. Program 289 W-AM (2006).

 

75.     Nauchi, A., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Correlation between regional grey matter volume and proficiency increase in second language: A VBM study. Neurosci. Res. 55, Suppl. 1, S49, OS2A-8-04 (2006).

 

76.     Momo, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Grammar center activation in honorification judgment of Japanese sentences. Neurosci. Res. 55, Suppl. 1, S49, OS2A-8-05 (2006).

 

77.     Yasui, T., Kaga, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Top-down modulation for melody-related activity in the right auditory areas: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. 55, Suppl. 1, S50, OS2A-8-06 (2006).

 

78.     Muto, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical plasticity in adulthood for learning phonics rules for English orthography and phonology. Neurosci. Res. 55, Suppl. 1, S50, OS2A-8-07 (2006).

 

79.     Iijima, K., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Hierarchical syntactic processing in the left frontal region: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. 55, Suppl. 1, S50, OS2A-8-08 (2006).

 

80.     Yamamoto, Y., Maki, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Anatomical connections among functionally identified brain regions for sentence processing. Neurosci. Res. 55, Suppl. 1, S51, OS2A-8-11 (2006).

 

81.     Yasui, T., Kaga, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Differential top-down modulation for language and melody-related activity in the auditory areas: An MEG study. BIOMAG 2006 (Vancouver, Canada), Abstr. 15, 65, C1-2 (2006).

 

82.     Muto, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical plasticity for learning English rules between spelling and pronunciation during second-language acquisition. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Program No. 263.7 (2006).

 

83.     Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Selective impairment of syntactic processing in patients with brain tumor. Neurosci. Res. 58, Suppl. 1, S46, O1P-G15 (2007).

 

84.     Muto, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Prefrontal activations predict future performance improvement in learning phonics rules of English orthography and phonology. Neurosci. Res. 58, Suppl. 1, S46, O1P-G16 (2007).

 

85.     Iijima, K., Fukui, N.  & Sakai, K. L.: Early hierarchical syntactic processing in Brocafs area for merging words. Neurosci. Res. 58, Suppl. 1, S116, P1-h21 (2007).

 

86.     Nauchi A., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: The leftward structural asymmetry in the inferior frontal gyrus as an indicator of acquiring syntax in second language: A VBM study. Neurosci. Res. 58, Suppl. 1, S172, P2-h15 (2007).

 

87.     Muto, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical plasticity in juveniles for learning English phonics rules as a part of second language acquisition. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Program No. 738.16 (2007).

 

88.     Yamamoto, Y., Maki, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Anatomical connections among brain regions functionally identified for sentence processing. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Program No. 836.7 (2007).

 

89.     Sakai, K. L.: Towards the neuroscience of language. Neurosci. Res. 61, Suppl. 1, S10, SY1P-B2 (2008).

 

90.     Iijima, K., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Visualization of temporal events in syntactic and semantic analyses for two-word sentences. Neurosci. Res. 61, Suppl. 1, S45, O1-F10 (2008).

 

91.     Yamamoto, Y., Maki, A. & Sakai, K. L.: Visualization of lateralized anatomical connections among functionally identified language-related regions. Neurosci. Res. 61, Suppl. 1, S46, O1-F12 (2008).

 

92.     Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Unexpected grammatical deficits in patients with a focal glioma in the left frontal cortex. Neurosci. Res. 61, Suppl. 1, S262, P3-q07 (2008).

 

93.     Iijima, K., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: The cortical dynamics selective for syntactic structures of sentences in a minimal-pair paradigm: An MEG study. BIOMAG 2008 (Sapporo, Japan), Abstr. 16, 129-130, 1-7-19 (2008).

 

94.     Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Selective deficits in the comprehension of sentences with dependency relations caused by a glioma in the left dorsolateral frontal cortex. The 46th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia (Turuku, Finland), Abstr. Program No. 60 (2008).

 

95.     Inubushi, T., Iijima, K., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: The effect of canonical word orders on the neural processing of double object sentences: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. 65, Suppl. 1, S48, O1-J2-2 (2009).

 

96.     Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Differential reorganization of cortical activity associated with a glioma in syntax-related regions. Neurosci. Res. 65, Suppl. 1, S48, O1-J2-4 (2009).

 

97.     Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Agrammatism revisited: Reorganization of cortical activity associated with a glioma in syntax-related regions. The Neurobiology of Language Conference (Chicago, USA), Abstr. Poster Session B, Program No. 96 (2009).

 

98.     Sakai, K. L.: Syntax in the Brain. 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (New York, USA), Abstr. Invited Talk, 40 (2010).

 

99.     Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: The selective modulation of the frontal activations by embedding depths in sentences: An fMRI study. Neurosci. Res. 68, Suppl. 1, e406, P3-l22 (2010).

 

100.  Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: The effect of a glioma in the left frontal regions associated with syntactic processing: Two distinct networks revealed by fMRI. Neurosci. Res. 68, Suppl. 1, e406, P3-l23 (2010).

 

101.  Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Subliminal priming for the syntactic judgment: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. 68, Suppl. 1, e406, P3-l24 (2010).

 

102.  Sakai, K. L.: Broca's area revisited. 29th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (Kobe, Japan), Clin. Neurophysiol. 121, Suppl. 1, S58, S39-2 (2010).

 

103.  Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Hori, T., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Agrammatic comprehension and activation changes caused by a glioma in the left frontal cortex: The fronto-temporal network revealed by fMRI. The Second Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference (San Diego, USA), Abstr. Poster Session A, Program No. 28 (2010).

 

104.  Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Kawamura, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Three language networks revealed by the activation patterns of patients with agrammatic comprehension. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-F-1-3 (2011).

 

105.  Inubushi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Expanding activation of the left frontal cortex depending on lexical, syntactic, and contextual processes of Japanese Sign Language: An fMRI study. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O4-D-2-2 (2011).

 

106.  Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Neural dynamics underlying subliminal priming for syntactic judgment: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O4-D-2-3 (2011).

 

107.  Nakai, T. & Sakai, K. L.: The neural mechanism of counting: Selective modulation of activations in the premotor cortex and the intraparietal sulcus by the number of sequential operations. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O4-E-1-2 (2011).

 

108.  Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Elucidation of the recursive computation in the language areas: Embedding depth as a computational principle. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., P3-p14 (2011).

 

109.  Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Localized activation in the left dorsal inferior frontal cortex selective to the sentence completion. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., P3-p16 (2011).

 

110.  Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Subliminal facilitation of predictive effects on syntactic processing in the left frontal region: An MEG study. The Third Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference (Annapolis, USA), Abstr. 128, E11 (2011).

 

111.  Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: Specialization of the human language areas for the recursive computation of syntactic structures. The Third Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference (Annapolis, USA), Abstr. 128, E12 (2011).

 

112.  Inubushi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Word, syntax, and context in sign language: An fMRI study. The Third Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference (Annapolis, USA), Abstr. 134, E22 (2011).

 

113.  Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Ohta, S. & Sakai, K. L.: Visualization of language-related networks by activations in patients with left frontal gliomas and by the diffusion-tensor imaging for normal controls. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O1-H-15-2 (2012).

 

114.  Iijima, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Cortical interactions in subliminal priming of predictive syntactic processing: An MEG study. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-G-30-3 (2012).

 

115.  Nakai, T. & Sakai, K. L.: The common neural mechanisms of computing tree-structures in mathematics and language. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O3-D-37-3 (2012).

 

116.  Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: The importance of the dorsal pathway for the computation of syntactic structures. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O3-H-50-1 (2012).

 

117.  Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Parametric modulation by hierarchical levels of syntactic computation in sentence completion in the left inferior frontal cortex. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O3-H-50-2 (2012).

 

118.  Inubushi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional and anatomical correlates of processing sentences in Japanese Sign Language. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O3-H-50-3 (2012).

 

119.  Inubushi, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Anatomical signature for the linguistic proficiency of individuals in Japanese Sign Language: A VBM study. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O1-8-5-2 (2013).

 

120.  Ohta, S., Fukui, N. & Sakai, K. L.: The importance of the top-down connection through the superior longitudinal and arcuate fasciculi for the computation of syntactic structures. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O1-9-3-1 (2013).

 

121.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: White matter integrity in the left hemisphere predicts abilities to acquire syntax in second language: A DTI study. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O1-9-3-4 (2013).

 

122.  Nakai, T., Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: The role of the left inferior frontal gyrus for solving algebraic equations. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-8-6-3 (2013).

 

123. Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Ohta, S. & Sakai, K. L.: Differential agrammatic comprehension due to white matter damage in the dorsal and ventral pathways. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., P3-1-235 (2013).

 

124.  Nakai, T. & Sakai, K. L.: Neural mechanisms underlying the computation of hierarchical tree structures in mathematics. The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (San Diego, USA), Abstr. 91, B59 (2013).

 

125.  Nakai, T., Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Dissociation of comprehension and transformation processes for solving algebraic equations: An fMRI study. The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Abstr. 100, B65 (2014).

 

126.  Ohta, S., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Activation modulation in the left inferior frontal gyrus caused by scrambled word orders: An fMRI study in Kaqchikel Maya. The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Abstr. 188, D67 (2014).

 

127.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Structural property of the left arcuate fasciculus as an indicator of individual syntactic abilities in a second language. The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Abstr. 215, E37 (2014).

 

128.  Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Visualization and lateralization of the direct frontoparietal connection revealed by TMS and NIRS. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O1-H-3-1 (2014).

 

129.  Ohta, S., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: An fMRI study in Kaqchikel Maya for the effect of scrambled sentences. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-H-2-1 (2014).

 

130.  Kinno, R., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Ohta, S. & Sakai, K. L.: Abnormal functional connectivity patterns in syntax-related networks caused by a glioma. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-H-2-2 (2014).

 

131.  Nakai, T., Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: The differential roles of the subregions of the left inferior frontal gyrus for solving algebraic equations. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O3-H-3-3 (2014).

 

132.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: The laterality of the arcuate fasciculus in early adolescence: Differential effects of shared and non-shared factors in monozygotic twins. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O3-H-3-4 (2014).

 

133.  Ohta, S., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: The left frontal activation selectively modulated by syntactic processing: An fMRI study with a special VOS language. International Symposium 2014 eVision, Memory, Thought: how cognition emerges from neural networkf (Tokyo, Japan), Poster Session, A.1 (2014).

 

134.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Syntactic abilities in a second language assessed by structural properties of the syntax-related pathways. International Symposium 2014 eVision, Memory, Thought: how cognition emerges from neural networkf (Tokyo, Japan), Poster Session, A.2 (2014).

 

135.  Shimizu, Y., Miyashita, H. & Sakai, K. L.: Searching for the brain region related to the relative pitch recognition. International Symposium 2014 eVision, Memory, Thought: how cognition emerges from neural networkf (Tokyo, Japan), Poster Session, A.3 (2014).

 

136.  Kinno, R., Ohta, S., Muragaki, Y., Maruyama, T., Kasai, H., Uchiyama, M., Kurokawa, S., Sakae, Y. & Sakai, K. L.: Functional connectivity changes in syntax-related networks among patients with a glioma. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference (Honolulu, USA), Abstr. 3820 (2015).

 

137.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: The effects of development and learning on the properties of the arcuate fasciculus. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., 2O04-3-1 (2015).

 

138.  Ohta, S., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: The left inferior frontal gyrus activation selectively increased by the object shift in a sentence: An fMRI study in Kaqchikel Maya. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., 2O04-3-3 (2015).

 

139.  Ohta, S., Koizumi, M. & Sakai, K. L.: Dissociating scrambling from topicalization for activations in the grammar centers: An fMRI study in Kaqchikel Maya. The Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Chicago, USA), Abstr. 171, D68 (2015).

 

140.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Differential changes in the dorsal language pathway for general development and L2 learning. The Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Chicago, USA), Abstr. 238, F42 (2015).

 

141.  Takakura, T., Muragaki, Y., Kinno, R., Tamura, M., Niki, C. & Sakai, K.L.: Evaluation of agrammatic comprehension in stroke patients using a picture-sentence matching task. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-I-1-3 (2016).

 

142.  Yamamoto, K. & Sakai, K. L.: Dorsal vs. ventral pathways: The plasticity related to the development of syntactic abilities in second language (L2). Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-I-2-1 (2016).

 

143.  Tanaka, K., Ohta, S. & Sakai, K. L.: Activation changes of the left frontal regions modified by independent factors of construction and scrambling. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., O2-I-2-2  (2016).

 

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