Publications (English)

# only publications in English #

in press
New(Oct. 12, 2021)
Taga, G. Global entrainment in the brain–body–environment: retrospective and prospective views. Biological Cybernetics, in press.


New(Sep. 18, 2021)
Kobayashi, Y., Yozu, A., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Multiple patterns of infant rolling in limb coordination and ground contact pressure. Experimental Brain Research, 2021, 239(9), 2887-2904.

Sasai, S., Koike, T. Sugawara, S. K., Hamano, Y. H., Sumiya, M., Okazaki, S., Takahashi, H. K., Taga, G., & Sadato, N. Frequency-specific task modulation of human brain functional networks: a fast fMRI study. Neuroimage, 2021, 224(1), 117375.

Fujii, S., Watanabe, H., Taga, G. Wearable strain sensor suit for infants to measure limb movements under interactions with caregiver. Infant Behavior and Development, 58, 101418, 2020.

Gima, H., Shimatani, K., Nakano, H., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Evaluation of fidgety movements of infants based on Gestalt perception reflects differences in limb movement trajectory curvature, Physical Therapy, 2019, 99,701–710.

Kobayashi Frisk, L., Taga, G., & Durduran, T., Looking back at fNIRS 2018, Neurophotonics 6(2),2019, 020401, doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.6.2.020401.

Taga, G., Watanabe, H., & Homae, F. Developmental changes in cortical sensory processing during wakefulness and sleep. Neuroimage, 178, 519–530.

Gima, H., Kihara, H., Watanabe, H., Nakano, H., Nakano, J., Konishi, Y., Nakamura, T., & Taga, G. Early motor signs of autism spectrum disorder in spontaneous position and movement of the head. Experimental Brain Research, 2018, 236(4), 1139-1148.

Taga, G., Watanabe, H., & Homae, F. Spatial variation in the hemoglobin phase of oxygenation and deoxygenation (hPod) in the developing cortex of infants. Neurophotonics, 5(1), 011017 (2018), doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.5.1.011017.

Tsuzuki, D., Homae, F., Taga, G., Watanabe, H., Matsui, M., & Dan, I. Macroanatomical landmarks featuring junctions of major sulci and fissures and scalp landmarks based on the international 10-10 system for analyzing lateral cortical development of infants. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00394.

Watanabe, H., Shitara, Y., Aoki, Y., Inoue, T., Tsuchida, S., Takahashi, N. & Taga, G. Hemoglobin phase of oxygenation and deoxygenation in early brain development measured using fNIRS. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, E1737-E1744, 2017.

Oohashi, H., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Acquisition of vowel articulation in childhood investigated by acoustic-to-articulatory inversion. Infant Behavior and Development, 46, 178-193.

Kobayashi, Y., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Movement patterns of limb coordination in infant rolling. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 3433-3445, 2016.

Ohmura, Y., Gima, H., Watanabe, H., Taga, G., and Kuniyoshi, Y. Developmental change in intralimb coordination during spontaneous movements of human infants from 2 to 3 months of age. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 2179-88, 2016.

Tsuzuki, D., Watanabe, H., Dan, I., Taga, G. MinR 10/20 system: Quantitative and reproducible cranial landmark setting method for MRI based on minimum initial reference points. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 264, 86-93, 2016.

Sato, Y., Shimaoka,D., Fujimoto, K. & Taga, G. Neural field dynamics for growing brains. Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, 7, 226-233, 2016.

Saji, R., Hirasawa, K., Ito, M., Kusuda, S., Konishi, Y., & Taga, G. Probability distributions of the electroencephalogram envelope of preterm infants. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126, 1132-1140, 2015.

[Journal Articles]
Sasai,S., Homae,F., Watanabe,H., Sasaki,A.T., Tanabe,H.C., Sadato,N. & Taga, G. Frequency-specific network topologies in the resting human brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2014, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.01022.

Funane, T., Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Kiguchi, M., & Taga, G. Greater contribution of cerebral than extracerebral hemodynamics to NIRS signals for functional activation and resting-state connectivity in infants, Neurophotonics, 1, 025003, 2014.

Homae, F., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. The neural substrates of infant speech perception. Language Learning, 64, 6-26, 2014.

Kato, M., Hirashima, M., Oohashi, H., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Decomposition of spontaneous movements of infants as combinations of limb synergies. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 2919-2930, 2014.

Kanemaru, N., Watanabe,H., Kihara, H., Nakano, H., Nakamura, T., Nakano, J., Taga, G., & Konishi, Y. Jerky spontaneous movements at term age in preterm infants who later developed cerebral palsy. Early Human Development, 90, 387-392, 2014.

Fujii, S., Watanabe, H., Oohashi, H., Hirashima, M., Nozaki, D., & Taga, G. Precursors of dancing and singing to music in three- to four-months-old infants. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97680. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097680, 2014.

Matsui, M., Homae, F., Tsuzuki, D., Watanabe, H., Katagiri, M., Uda, S., Nakashima, M., Dan, I., & Taga, G. Referential framework for transcranial anatomical correspondence for fNIRS based on manually traced sulci and gyri of an infant brain. Neuroscience Research, 80, 55-68, 2014.

Boas, D. A., Elwell, C. E., Ferrari, M., & Taga, G. Twenty years of functional near-infrared spectroscopy: Introduction for the special issue. Neuroimage, 85, 1-5, 2014.

Imai, M., Watanabe, H., Yasui, K., Kimura, Y., Shitara, Y., Tsuchida, S.,Takahashi, N., & Taga, G. Functional connectivity of the cortex of term and preterm infants and infants with Down’s syndrome. Neuroimage, 85, 272-278, 2014.

[Journal Articles]
Kato, M., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Diversity and changeability of infant movements in a novel environment. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 1, 79-88, 2013.

Oohashi,H., Watanabe, H., & Taga,G. Development of a serial order in speech constrained by articulatory coordination. PLoS ONE, 8, e78600, 2013, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078600.

Watanabe, H., Homae, F., Nakano, T., Tsuzuki, D., Enkhtur, L., Nemoto,K., Dan, I., & Taga, G. Effect of auditory input on activatins in infant diverse cortical regions during audiovisual processing. Human Brain Mapping, 34, 543-565, 2013

Kanemaru, N., Watanabe, H., Kihara, H., Nakano, H., Takaya, R., Namkamura,T., Nakano, J., Taga, G., & Konishi, Y. Specific characteristics of spontaneous movements in preterm infants at term age are associated with developmental delays at age 3 years. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 55, 713-721, 2013

[Journal Articles]
Sasai, S., Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Sasaki, A., Tanabe, H., Sadato, N., & Taga, G. A NIRS-fMRI study of resting state network. Neuroimage, 63, 179-193, 2012

Kanemaru, N., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Increasing selectivity of interlimb coordination during spontaneous movements in 2- to 4-month old infants. Experimental Brain Research, 218, 49-61, 2012

Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Nakano, T., & Taga, G. Functional development in the infant brain for auditory pitch processing. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 596-608, 2012

Watanabe, H., Homae, F., & Taga, G. Activation and deactivation in response to visual stimulation in the occipital cortex of 6-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 54, 1-15, 2012

Watanabe, H., Forssman, L., Green, D., Bohlin, G., & von Hofsten, C. Attention demands influence 10- and 12-monthold infants’ perseverative behavior. Developmental Psychology, 48, 46-55, 2012

[Journal Articles]
Taga, G., Watanabe, H., & Homae, F. Spatiotemporal properties of cortical hemodynamic response to auditory stimuli in sleeping infants revealed by multi-channel NIRS. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 369, 4495-4511, 2011

Yabe, Y., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Treadmill experience alters
treadmill effects on perceived visual motion. PLoS ONE, 6, e21642, 2011

Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Nakano, T., & Taga, G. Large-scale networs underlying language acquisition in early infancy. Frontiers in Psychology,2, 93,2011

Sasai, S., Homae, F., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Frequency-specific functional connectivity in the brain during resting state revealed by NIRS. Neuroimage, 56, 252-257, 2011

Watanabe, H., Homae, F., & Taga, G. Developmental emergence of self-referential and inhibition mechanisms of body movements underling felicitous behaviors.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37, 1157-1173, 2011

Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Initial-state dependency of learning in young infants. Human Movement Science, 30, 125-142, 2011

[Journal Articles]
Watanabe, H., Homae, F., & Taga, G. General to specific development of functional activation in the cerebral cortexes of 2- to 3-month-old infants. Neuroimage, 50, 1536-1544, 2010

Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Otobe, T., Nakano, T., Go, T., Konishi, Y., & Taga, G. Development of global cortical networks in early infancy. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 4877-4882, 2010

Yabe, Y., & Taga,G. Influence of experience of treadmill exercise on the visual perception on a treadmill.Japanese Psychological Research, 52, 67-77, 2010

Ikegami, T., Hirashima, M., Taga, G., & Nozaki, D. Asymmetric transfer of visuomotor learning between discrete and rhythmic movements Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 4515-4521, 2010

[Journal Articles]
Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Flexibility in infant actions during arm-and leg-based learning in a mobile paradigm. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 79-90, 2009

Nakano, T., Watanabe, H., Homae, F., & Taga, G. Prefrontal cortical involvement in young infants’ analysis of novelty. Cerebral Cortex, 19, 455-463, 2009

[Journal Articles]
Watanabe, H., Homae, F., Nakano, T., & Taga, G. Functional activation in diverse regions of the developing brain of human infants. Neuroimage, 43, 346-357, 2008

Nakano, T., Homae, F., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Anticipatory cortical activation precedes auditory events in sleeping infants. PLoS ONE, 3, e3912, 2008

Yabe, Y., & Taga, G. Treadmill locomotion captures visual perception of apparent motion. Experimental Brain Research, 191, 487-494, 2008

Ikegami, T., & Taga, G. Decrease in cortical activation during learning of a multi-joint discrete motor task. Experimental Brain Research, 191, 221-236, 2008

[Journal Articles]
Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Nakano, T., & Taga, G. The Prosodic processing in the developing brain. Neuroscience Research, 59, 29-39, 2007

Taga, G., Homae, F., & Watanabe, H. Effects of source-detector distance of near infrared spectroscopy on the measurement of the cortical hemodynamic response in infants. Neuroimage, 38, 452-460, 2007

Kushiro, K., Taga, G., & Watanabe, H. Frame of reerence for visual perception in young infants during change of body position. Experimental Brain Research,183, 523-529, 2007

Taga, G., & Asakawa, K. Selectivity and localization of cortical response to auditory and visual stimulation in awake infants aged 2 to 4 months. NeuroImage, 36, 1246-1252, 2007

[Journal Articles]
Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. General to specific development of movement
patterns and memory for contingency between action and events in young infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 29, 402-422, 2006

Homae, F., Watanabe, H., Nakano, Asakawa,K., & Taga, G. The right hemisphere of sleeping infant perceives sentential prosody. Neuroscience Research, 54, 276-280, 2006

Taga, G. Nonlinear dynamics of human locomotion: from real-time adaptation to development. In Kimura,H., Tsuchiya,K., Ishiguro,A., & Witte,H. Eds. Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines. Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, 189-204, 2006

[Journal Articles]
Saji, R., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. Statistical Characteristics of Velocity of Movements of Limbs in Young Infants during the Conjugate Reinforcement Mobile Task. Proceedings of 2005 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, 204-206. 2005

Montagne,G., deRugy,A., Buekers,M., Durey,A., Taga,G., & Laurent,M. How time-to-contact is involved in the regulation of goal-directed locomotion, In H. Hecht & G. Savelsbergh Eds. Time-to-Contact, Advances in Psychology series, Amsterdam, North Holland, Elsevier, 475-491, 2004

[Journal Articles]
Taga, G., Asakawa, K., Hirasawa, K., & Konishi, Y. Hemodynamic responses to visual stimulation in occipital and frontal cortex of newborn infants: a near infrared optical topography study. Early Human Development, 75S, 203-210, 2003

Taga, G., Asakawa, K., Maki, A., Konishi, Y., & Koizumi, H. Brain Imaging in Awake Infants by Near Infrared Optical Topography. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 100, 10722-10727, 2003

[Journal Articles]
Taga, G., Ikejiri, T., Tachibana, T., Shimojo, S., Soeda, A., Takeuchi, K., & Konishi, Y. Visual feature binding in early infancy. Perception, 31, 273-286, 2002

de Rugy, A., Taga, G., Montagne, G., Buekers, M.J., & Laurent, M. Perception-action coupling model for human locomotor pointing. Biological Cybernetics, 87, 141-150, 2002


[Journal Articles]
Taga, G., Konishi, Y., Maki, A., Tachibana, T., Fujiwara, M., & Koizumi, H. Spontaneous oscillation of oxy- and deoxy- hemoglobin changes with a phase difference throughout the occipital cortex of newborn infants observed using non-invasive optical topography.
Neuroscience Letter, 282, 101-104, 2000

[Journal Articles]
Taga,G., Takaya,R., & Konishi, Y. Analysis of general movements of infants towards understanding of developmental principle for motor control. Proc. IEEE SMC, V678-683, 1999

Miyakoshi, S., Taga, G., Kuniyoshi, Y., & Nagakubo, A. Three dimensional bipedal stepping motion using neural oscillators – towards humanoid motion in the real world. Proc. IROS, 84-89, 1998

Taga, G. A model of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system for anticipatory adjustments of human locomotion during obstacle avoidance. Biological Cybernetics, 78, 9-17, 1998

Taga, G. Does the neural system control human bipedal locomotion by preprogramming or by self-organization? Comments on Theoretical Biology, 4, 209-235, 1997

Taga,G. A model of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system for human locomotion. II. real-time adaptability under various constraints. Biolgical Cybernetics, 73, 113-121, 1995

Taga,G. A model of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system for human locomotion. I. emergence of basic gait, Biolgical Cybernetics, 73, 97-111, 1995

Miyake, Y., Taga, G., Ohto, Y., Yamaguchi, Y., & Shimizu, H. Mutual entrainment based communication field in distributed autonomous robotic system.Distributed autonomous robotic systems (H. Asama, T. Fukuda, T. Arai, I. Endo eds.), Springer-Verlag, 310-321, 1994

Taga, G. Emergence of bipedal locomotion through entrainment among the neuro-musculo-skeletal system and the environment. Physica D, 75, 190-208, 1994

Taga, G., Yamaguchi, Y., & Shimizu, H. Self-organized control of bipedal locomotion by neural oscillators in unpredictable environment. Biological Cybernetics, 65, 147-159, 1991