Cognitive Neurotechnology Unit
Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS)
Toyohashi University of Technology

1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tenpaku, Toyohashi, Aichi, 441-8580, Japan

CNt approach is to use non-invasive method for measuring brain such as EEG, to clarify our cognition and behavior and apply these results to brain-machine interface (BMI) and neuromarketing. Our unit accepts applicants for Ph.D students in Toyohashi University of Technology. Funding opportunities for Ph.D students are found here. If you are interested in our research, feel free to contact us.

CNt is collaborated with Nakuchi laborabory (VPAC) and participates in the Shimojo (Caltech)-TUT International Collaborative Research Laboratory (Mind & Brain Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Processing) and TUT-ASMO Advanced Motion Technology Laboratory Project.

Our unit accepts international MS students, Ph. D candidates, and Ph. D researchers, who are interested in our cognitive neuroscience researches. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us to get detailed information. Please check our university website.

If you are interested in Mext scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship (University Recommendation), please contact me at least by Dec 1. The deadline of our university is usually January.

Recent Publications

Nakajima K, Minami T*, Nakauchi S. Interaction between facial expression and color. Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 41019.[Pubmed].

Minami T*, Nakajima K, Linda C, Nakauchi S. The effects of facial color and inversion on the N170 ERP component. Neuroscience, 2015 Dec 17;311:341-8. [Pubmed]
Yokota Y, Minami T*, Naruse Y, Nakauchi S. Neural processes in pseudo perceptual rivalry: an ERP and time-frequency approach.
Neuroscience. 2014 Jun 20;271:35-44. [PubMed]
Nakajima K, Minami T*, Tanabe HC, Sadato N, Nakauchi S. Facial color processing in the face-selective regions: an fMRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Sep;35(9):4958-64 [PubMed]
Minami T*, Noritake Y, Nakauchi S. Decreased beta-band activity is correlated with disambiguation of hidden figures. Neuropsychologia. 2014, Jun 20;271:35-44. [PubMed]
Kongthong N, Minami T*, Nakauchi S. Gamma oscillations distinguish mere exposure from other likability effects. Neuropsychologia. 2014 Feb;54:129-38. [PubMed]
Kongthong N, Minami T*, Nakauchi S. Semantic processing in subliminal face stimuli: An EEG and tDCS study. Neurosci Lett 2013; 544:141-6. [PubMed]
Hashimoto Y, Minami T*, Nakauchi S. Electrophysiological differences in the processing of affect misattribution. PLoS One 2012;7(11):e49132. [PubMed]
Nakajima K*, Minami T, Nakauchi S. The face-selective N170 component is modulated by facial color. Neuropsychologia 2012;50(10):2499-505. [PubMed]



  • European Conference on Visual Perception(ECVP) 2017
    One poster presentation was given at European Conference on Visual Perception(ECVP)(Berlin 27th - 31st of August).
    Many people came to our poster. Thank you.

    Monday Ausgust 28th
    Pupil dilation during perception of the Necker cube reflects the viewing-from-above bias. Fumiaki Sato, Bruno Laeng, Shigeki Nakauchi, Tetsuto Minami.

    投稿: 2017/09/07 21:40、MINAMI Tetsuto
  • New comers
    Two undergraduate students have joined to our unit.
    投稿: 2017/04/10 0:27、MINAMI Tetsuto
  • CNt openlab
    Openlab with VPAC (3/3・6 10:00∼16:00)  F702-1
    Lab tour (3/3・6(16:00∼)、3/7(13:00∼) meeting place: F1-307

    CNt gum, which will be given to CNt applicants.
    投稿: 2017/02/27 17:24、MINAMI Tetsuto
  • Visit to Univeriste Jean Monnet
    I visited Univeriste Jean Monnet in St-etienne, France with Nakakoga (CNt), Nihei and Suzuki (VPAC).
    We met Alain and Eric, who supervises foregin internship of Ishii (CNt) and Morita (VPAC).

    投稿: 2017/02/20 17:20、MINAMI Tetsuto
  • Visit to Groningen university
    I visited Sebastiaan Mathot in Groningen university (Netherlands) with Nakakoga(CNt), Nihei and Suzuki (VPAC) and gave a talk.
    Groningen is a nice town.

    投稿: 2017/02/20 17:13、MINAMI Tetsuto
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