Minagawa, Yasuyo

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Letters (Hiyoshi)

Position

Professor

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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2000.04
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    2001.03

    東京大学, 大学院医学系研究科, 客員研究員

  • 2000.11
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    2001.03

    国立身体障害者リハビリテーションセンター, 研究所, リサーチレジデント

  • 2001.04
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    2004.03

    国立国語研究所,日本学術振興会, 日本学術振興会特別研究員PD

  • 2004.04
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    2006.03

    慶應義塾大学文学部心理学専攻・科学技術振興機構, 研究員

  • 2006.04
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    2007.06

    University College London(UCL), Dept. Medical Physics,Dept. Human Communication Science, 訪問研究員(Visiting Research Fellow)

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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1989.04
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    1993.03

    International Christian University, 教養学部, 語学科

    University, Graduated

  • 1994.04
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    1996.03

    International Christian University, 大学院比較文化研究科, 日本語学・日本語教育学

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 1996.04
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    2000.03

    The University of Tokyo, 大学院医学系研究科, 脳神経医学専攻認知・言語医学講座修了

    Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • 博士(医学), The University of Tokyo, Coursework, 2000.09

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Psycholinguistics

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • コミュニケーション

  • 脳の発達

  • 言語獲得

 

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  • Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics

    Minagawa, Y., Cristia, A., Oxford University Press, 2019.05

    Scope: Chapter 7 Optical imaging can shed light on language brain function

  • 聞くと話すの脳科学

    廣谷定男,筧一彦,辰巳格,皆川 泰代,持田岳美,渡辺眞澄, コロナ社, 2017.11

    Scope: 乳幼児の発達における音声知覚生成相互作用

  • 新・発達心理学ハンドブック

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo, 福村出版社, 2016.07

    Scope: 第20章 脳科学からの示唆

  • Frontiers in Developmental Psychology Research: Japanese Perspectives

    Minagawa, Y., Tsuji, S., HITUZI SYOBO publishing, 2016.07

    Scope: Cerebral lateralization for speech processing assessed with Near Infrared Spectroscopy: typical and atypical development. pp.113-128

  • 発達科学ハンドブック8・脳の発達科学

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo, 新曜社, 2015.09

    Scope: 第13章 発達初期の言語脳機能発達

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Interactive live fNIRS reveals engagement of the temporoparietal junction in response to social contingency in infants

    Hakuno Y., Hata M., Naoi N., Hoshino E.i., Minagawa Y.

    NeuroImage (NeuroImage)  218 2020.09

    ISSN  10538119

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    © 2020 The Author(s) Live social interaction is the dominant form of human social activity, but it remains unclear if brain processing of live interactive social stimuli differs substantially from processing of non-interactive social stimuli, mainly because of technical difficulties measuring brain activity during natural social interactions. This distinction is particularly important during infancy considering the importance of real-life interactions for various forms of learning. To assess the impact of live social interaction accompanied by ostensive social signals on infant cortical processing, the present study measured the cortical activities of 6–8-month-old and 10−12-month-old infants using functional near-infrared spectroscopy under contingent and non-contingent conditions (appropriately timed versus delayed responsiveness). We found greater activation over the right temporoparietal junction region in response to contingent interactions relative to non-contingent interactions in 6–8-month-old and 10–12-month-old infants. Our study indicates a critical role of contingent responsiveness for differential processing of live interactive social stimuli.

  • Capturing human perceptual and cognitive activities via event-related potentials measured with candle-like dry microneedle electrodes

    Yoshida Y., Kawana T., Hoshino E., Minagawa Y., Miki N.

    Micromachines (Micromachines)  11 ( 6 )  2020.06

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    © 2020 by the authors. We demonstrate capture of event-related potentials (ERPs) using candle-like dry microneedle electrodes (CMEs). CMEs can record an electroencephalogram (EEG) even from hairy areas without any skin preparation, unlike conventional wet electrodes. In our previous research, we experimentally verified that CMEs can measure the spontaneous potential of EEG from the hairy occipital region without preparation with a signal-to-noise ratio as good as that of the conventional wet electrodes which require skin preparation. However, these results were based on frequency-based signals, which are relatively robust compared to noise contamination, and whether CMEs are sufficiently sensitive to capture finer signals remained unclear. Here, we first experimentally verified that CMEs can extract ERPs as good as conventional wet electrodes without preparation. In the auditory oddball tasks using pure tones, P300, which represent ERPs, was extracted with a signal-to-noise ratio as good as that of conventional wet electrodes. CMEs successfully captured perceptual activities. Then, we attempted to investigate cerebral cognitive activity using ERPs. In processing the vowel and prosody in auditory stimuli such as/itta/,/itte/, and/itta?/, laterality was observed that originated from the locations responsible for the process in near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and magnetoencephalography experiments. We simultaneously measured ERPs with CMEs and NIRS in the oddball tasks using the three words. Laterality appeared in NIRS for six of 10 participants, although laterality was not clearly shown in the results, suggesting that EEGs have a limitation of poor spatial resolution. On the other hand, successful capturing of MMN and P300 using CMEs that do not require skin preparation may be readily applicable for real-time applications of human perceptual activities.

  • Recommendations for motion correction of infant fNIRS data applicable to multiple data sets and acquisition systems

    Di Lorenzo R., Pirazzoli L., Blasi A., Bulgarelli C., Hakuno Y., Minagawa Y., Brigadoi S.

    NeuroImage (NeuroImage)  200   511 - 527 2019.10

    ISSN  10538119

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    © 2019 The Authors Despite motion artifacts are a major source of noise in fNIRS infant data, how to approach motion correction in this population has only recently started to be investigated. Homer2 offers a wide range of motion correction methods and previous work on simulated and adult data suggested the use of Spline interpolation and Wavelet filtering as optimal methods for the recovery of trials affected by motion. However, motion artifacts in infant data differ from those in adults’ both in amplitude and frequency of occurrence. Therefore, artifact correction recommendations derived from adult data might not be optimal for infant data. We hypothesized that the combined use of Spline and Wavelet would outperform their individual use on data with complex profiles of motion artifacts. To demonstrate this, we first compared, on infant semi-simulated data, the performance of several motion correction techniques on their own and of the novel combined approach; then, we investigated the performance of Spline and Wavelet alone and in combination on real cognitive data from three datasets collected with infants of different ages (5, 7 and 10 months), with different tasks (auditory, visual and tactile) and with different NIRS systems. To quantitatively estimate and compare the efficacy of these techniques, we adopted four metrics: hemodynamic response recovery error, within-subject standard deviation, between-subjects standard deviation and number of trials that survived each correction method. Our results demonstrated that (i) it is always better correcting for motion artifacts than rejecting the corrupted trials; (ii) Wavelet filtering on its own and in combination with Spline interpolation seems to be the most effective approach in reducing the between- and the within-subject standard deviations. Importantly, the combination of Spline and Wavelet was the approach providing the best performance in semi-simulation both at low and high levels of noise, also recovering most of the trials affected by motion artifacts across all datasets, a crucial result when working with infant data.

  • Maternal speech shapes the cerebral frontotemporal network in neonates: A hemodynamic functional connectivity study

    Uchida-Ota M., Arimitsu T., Tsuzuki D., Dan I., Ikeda K., Takahashi T., Minagawa Y.

    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience)  39 2019.10

    ISSN  18789293

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    © 2019 The Authors Language development and the capacity for communication in infants are predominantly supported by their mothers, beginning when infants are still in utero. Although a mother's speech should thus have a significant impact on her neonate's brain, neurocognitive evidence for this hypothesis remains elusive. The present study examined 37 neonates using near-infrared spectroscopy and observed the interactions between multiple cortical regions while neonates heard speech spoken by their mothers or by strangers. We analyzed the functional connectivity between regions whose response-activation patterns differed between the two types of speakers. We found that when hearing their mothers’ speech, functional connectivity was enhanced in both the neonatal left and right frontotemporal networks. On the left it was enhanced between the inferior/middle frontal gyrus and the temporal cortex, while on the right it was enhanced between the frontal pole and temporal cortex. In particular, the frontal pole was more strongly connected to the left supramarginal area when hearing speech from mothers. These enhanced frontotemporal networks connect areas that are associated with language (left) and voice processing (right) at later stages of development. We suggest that these roles are initially fostered by maternal speech.

  • Preparation-Free Measurement of Event-Related Potential in Oddball Tasks from Hairy Parts Using Candle-Like Dry Microneedle Electrodes

    Yoshida Y., Kudo Y., Hoshino E., Minagawa Y., Miki N.

    Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS)  2018-July   4685 - 4688 2018.10

    ISSN  9781538636466

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    © 2018 IEEE. This paper reports successful measurement of even-related potential (ERP) using candle-like dry microneedle electrodes, which can acquire high-quality electroencephalogram (EEG) from hairy parts without any pretreatment. In our previous work, we successfully measured spontaneous EEG activity and its application to assess the stress state of the subjects. ERPs originate from electrophysiological response to stimulus and are one of the most important indices to capture the cognitive and sensory activities. In this work, using the candle-like dry microelectrodes, we demonstrate successful measurement of ERPs elicited by oddball tasks. Two oddball tasks using pure tone stimuli and speech stimuli were assigned to the subjects, where EEG was acquired from the parietal region (Cz in international 10-20 system). Note that no pretreatment, such as removal of hairs and abrasion of the scalp, was applied. As a result, P300 and mismatch negativity (MMN) were successfully measured in the both oddball tasks from the averaged EEG after the stimuli. Based on these results and given the attractive natures of the candle-like dry microneedle electrodes; they do not need any skin treatment and conductive gels and they can measure EEG from the hairy parts, the developed electrodes will accelerate cognitive neuroscience research using ERPs.

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • Statistical learning of phonemic contrast in neonates: cerebral networks and activities.

    Hoshino, E., Arimitsu, T., Shinohara, N., Takahashi, T.,Minagawa, Y.

    The functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Conference (Tokyo) , 

    2018.10

    Oral presentation (general)

  • Extraction of Synchronizing Cortical Activities between Mother and Infant.

    Morimoto, S., Hoshino, E., Hata, M., Asano, M., Minagawa Y.

    fNIRS2018,Ⅲ-38. (Tokyo) , 

    2018.10

    Poster presentation

  • Development of social interactive brain: Behavioral and neurocognitive evidence

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    ICDL-EPIROB 2018, 

    2018.09

    Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • 自閉症スペクトラム障害児とリスク児の音声コミュニケーション

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    日本音響学会, 

    2018.09

    Oral presentation (invited, special)

  • Sensitivity to social and non-social contingency during live interactions in infancy: an fNIRS study

    Hakuno, Y., Hata, M., Hachisu, T., Suzuki, K.,Minagawa, Y.

    Neuroscience, 

    2018.07

    Poster presentation

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Study on communication development of children with hearing difficulties for subjectification

    2022.06
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    2024.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 学術変革領域研究(A), Principal investigator

  • Early neural base of hierarchy rule learning and hierarchy structure of infant's vocalization

    2020.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Principal investigator

  • Development of speech communication and its correlates of brain, cognition and motor system: A longitudinal cohort study of typically and atypically developing infants

    2019.06
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    2024.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), Principal investigator

  • Faculty of speech communication and typical and atypical neurocognitive development

    2019.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) , Principal investigator

  • Cerebral bases of learning hierachy and intention sharing in early infancy

    2018.04
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    2020.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Principal investigator

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Works 【 Display / hide

  • 学際性で広げる未来の赤ちゃん研究:発達脳科学・心理学の立場から

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    2011.05
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    Other, Single

  • Investigating the cerebral bases of language acquisition with NIRS.

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    2011.04
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • プロソディ処理の大脳機能:発達とその障害

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    2010.07
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • 近赤外分光法による発達脳機能研究:母子間コミュニケーション

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    2010.07
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • 乳児にとっての母親声・非母親声そして母語・非母語

    MINAGAWA Yasuyo

    2009.12
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    Present

    Other, Single

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • 日本音声学会賞学術研究奨励賞共同受賞

    2016.03, 日本音声学会, 「マイボイス:難病患者様の失われる声を救う」

  • 日本音声学会賞優秀発表賞

    2008.09, 日本音声学会, 「4ヶ月児における音声,非音声に対する脳反応の側性化」

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY 4

    2024

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY 3

    2024

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY 2

    2024

  • INTENSIVE SEMINAR: PSYCHOLOGY 1

    2024

  • GRADUATION THESIS

    2024

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