■    Personal Information


  Name

      KOJI TODA


  Date of Birth

      April 26, 1983


  Gender

      Male


  Nationality

      Japan


  Degree

      Ph.D. (Neuroscience)

      M.Sc. (Neuroscience)

      B.A.   (Psychology)


  Affiliation

      Department of Neurobiology

      Duke University


  Contact

      kt131 (-at-) duke.edu




■    Education


  2002/4 - 2006/3

      Department of Psychology, Keio University

      Supervisor: Prof. Shigeru Watanabe, Ph.D.


  2006/4 - 2012/3

      Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba

      Supervisor: Prof. Munetaka Shidara, Ph.D.


  2008/3

      Master's degree in Neuroscience


  2012/3

      Ph.D. in Neuroscience




■    Jobs


  2006/4 - 2009/3

      Teaching Assistant

      Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba


  2009/4 - 2011/3

      Research Fellow

      Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

      Supervisor: Munetaka Shidara, Ph.D.


  2009/4 -2010/3

      Teaching Fellow

      Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba


  2010/4 - 2011/3

      Teaching Assistant

      Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba


  2012/4 - 2012/6

      Postdoctoral Fellow

      Human Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial

      Science and Technology


  2012/7 -

      Postdoctoral Associate

      Department of Neurobiology, Duke University

      Supervisor: Michael L. Platt, Ph.D.


  2013/7 -

      Postdoctoral fellow

      Japan Society for Promotion of Science fellowship for Research Abroad


  2015/7 -

      Postdoctoral fellow

      Uehara Memorial Foundation



■    Professional Societies


  2006 -

      The Japanese Society for Animal Psychology


  2008 -

      The Japan Neuroscience Society


  2009 -

      The Physiological Society of Japan


  2009 -

      Society for Neuroscience




■    Awards


  2008

      Best Master's Thesis Award

      Department of Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences,

      Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba


  2009

      Best Poster Presentation Award

      The Japanese Society for Animal Psychology




■    Research Areas

      Systems Neuroscience

      Neurophysiology

      Comparative Cognitive Science

      Animal Psychology

      Experimental Psychology




■    Research Themes

      Self-recognition

      Social cognition

      Reward

      Motivation

      Learning




■    Technique

      Behavioral analysis

      Single-unit recording

      Micro-injection

      REX setup, programming, and operation

      C programming

      R programming

      MATLAB & MATLAB Psychtoolbox setup, programming, and operation

      Medstate Notation programming




■    Articles


  1. Toda, K. & Watanabe, S. (2008).

      Discrimination of moving video images of self by pigeons (Columba livia).

      Animal Cognition, 11:699-705.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]



  2. Toda, K., Sugase-Miyamoto, Y., Mizuhiki, T., Inaba, K., Richmond, BJ. & Shidara, M.

      (2012).

      Differential encoding of factors influencing predicted reward value in monkey rostral  

      anterior cingulate cortex.

      PLoS ONE, 7:e30190.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]



  3. Mizuhiki, T., Inaba, K., Setogawa, T., Toda, K., Ozaki, S. & Shidara, M. (2012).

      The influence of passband limiting on the waveform of extracellular action potential.

      Neuroscience Research, 72, 214-220.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]



  4. Inaba, K., Mizuhiki, T., Setogawa, T., Toda, K., Richmond, BJ. & Shidara, M. (2013).

      Neurons in monkey dorsal raphe nucleus code beginning and progress of

      step-by step schedule, reward expectation and amount of reward outcome

      in the reward schedule task.

      Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 3477-3491.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]



  5. Toda, K., Yamane, S. & Yamamoto, S. (2014).

      Measuring the actual timing of liquid-reward delivery using a thermistor.

      Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 229, 108-113.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]



  6. Toda, K. & Platt, ML. (2015).

      Animal Cognition: Monkeys pass the mirror test.

      Current Biology, 25, R64-R66.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]



  7. Drucker, CB., Carlson, ML., Toda, K., DeWind, NK., Brannon, EM., & Platt, ML.

      (2015).

      Non-invasive primate head restraint using thermoplastic masks.

      Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 253, 90-100.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]