Tomo ASAI [Ph.D.]

<Brief Biography>

Postdoctoral Researcher  (Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2010)

NTT Communication Science Laboratories
3-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0198, JAPAN

<Current Research Interests>

  1. Motor prediction and self-consciousness
  2. Schizophrenia and schizotypy
  3. Sense of agency and sense of ownership
  4. Multi-modal integration
  5. Empathy, motor resonance and mirror neuron system

<Journal Articles>

・Selected publications

  1. Asai, T., & Tanno, Y. (2007). The relationship between the sense of self-agency and schizotypal personality traits. Journal of Motor Behavior, 39, 162-168.(PDF
  2. Asai, T., & Tanno, Y. (2008). Highly schizotypal students have a weaker sense of self-agency. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62, 115-119.(PDF) 
  3. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2008). Schizotypal personality traits and prediction of one's own movements in motor control: What causes an abnormal sense of agency? Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1131-1142.(PDF) 
  4. Asai, T. & Tanno, Y. (2009). Schizotypy and handedness in Japanese participants; revisited. Laterality, 14, 86-94.PDF) 
  5. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2009). Schizotypal personality traits and atypical lateralization in motor and language functions. Brain and Cognition, 71, 26-37. (PDF
  6. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2010). Two agents in the brain: Motor control of unimanual and bimanual reaching movements. PLoS ONE, 5, e10086. PDF 
  7. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., Bando, N., & Tanno, Y. (2011). The hierarchic structure in schizotypy and the five-factor model of personality. Psychiatry Research, 185, 78-83. (PDF) 
  8. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2011). Schizotypal personality traits: Auditory hallucination-like experiences and atypical hemispheric lateralization. Advances in Psychology Research, 74, 127-143. PDF
  9. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2011). A psychometric approach to the relationship between hand-foot preference and auditory hallucinations in the general population: Atypical cerebral lateralization may cause an abnormal sense of agency. Psychiatry Research, 189, 220-227. (PDF
  10. Asai, T., Mao, Z., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2011). Rubber hand illusion, empathy, and schizotypal experiences in terms of self-other representations. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1744-1750.(PDF
  11. Asai, T., Sugimori, E., & Tanno, Y. (2012). The body knows what it should do: Automatic motor compensation for illusory heaviness contagion. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 244. PDF  
  12. Asai, T. & Kanayama, N. (2012). “Cutaneous rabbit” hops toward a light: Unimodal and cross-modal causality on the skinFrontiers in Psychology, 3, 427.PDF  
  13. Asai, T. & Tanno, Y. (2013). Why must we attribute our own action to ourselves? Auditory hallucination like-experiences as the results both from the explicit self-other attribution and implicit regulation in speech. Psychiatry Research, 2007, 179-188. PDF 
  14. Asai, T. (2015). Illusory body-ownership entails automatic compensative movement: for the unified representation between body and action. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 777-785 PDF 
  15. Asai, T. (2015). Feedback control of one's own action: self-other sensory attribution in motor control. Consciousness and Cognition, 38, 118-129.PDF  
  16. Asai, T. (2015). Agency elicits body-ownership: proprioceptive drift toward a synchronously acting external proxy. Experimental Brain Research.PDF