■    Personal Information



  Date of Birth

      April 26, 1983






      Ph.D. (Neuroscience)

      M.Sc. (Neuroscience)

      B.A.   (Psychology)


      Department of Neurobiology

      Duke University


      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.


      Master's degree in Neuroscience


      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


      Best Master's Thesis Award

      Department of Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences,

      Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba


      Best Poster Presentation Award

      The Japanese Society for Animal Psychology

■    Research Areas

      Systems Neuroscience


      Comparative Cognitive Science

      Animal Psychology

      Experimental Psychology

■    Research Themes


      Social cognition




■    Technique

      Behavioral analysis

      Single-unit recording


      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.


      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.


      Non-invasive primate head restraint using thermoplastic masks.

      Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 253, 90-100.

      [ Abstract / PDF / HTML ]