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Soma, S. et al. Ipsilateral-Dominant Control of Limb Movements in Rodent Posterior Parietal Cortex. J. Neurosci. 39, 485–502 (2019)

Hori, Y. et al. Ventral striatum links motivational and motor networks during operant-conditioned movement in rats. Neuroimage 184, 943–953 (2019)

Yoshida, J. et al. Area-specific Modulation of Functional Cortical Activity During Block-based and Trial-based Proactive Inhibition. Neuroscience 388, 297–316 (2018)

Saiki, A. et al. In Vivo Spiking Dynamics of Intra- and Extratelencephalic Projection Neurons in Rat Motor Cortex. Cereb. Cortex 28, 1024–1038 (2018)

Martín-Vázquez, G., Asabuki, T., Isomura, Y. & Fukai, T. Learning Task-Related Activities From Independent Local-Field-Potential Components Across Motor Cortex Layers. Front Neurosci 12, 429 (2018)

Nonomura, S. et al. Monitoring and Updating of Action Selection for Goal-Directed Behavior through the Striatal Direct and Indirect Pathways. Neuron 99, 1302-1314.e5 (2018)

Terada, S.-I., Kobayashi, K., Ohkura, M., Nakai, J. & Matsuzaki, M. Super-wide-field two-photon imaging with a micro-optical device moving in post-objective space. Nat Commun 9, 3550 (2018)

Tanaka, Y. H. et al. Thalamocortical Axonal Activity in Motor Cortex Exhibits Layer-Specific Dynamics during Motor Learning. Neuron 100, 244-258.e12 (2018)

Nonomura, S., Fujiwara-Tsukamoto, Y., Kajihara, T., Fujiyama, F. & Isomura, Y. Continuous membrane potential fluctuations in motor cortex and striatum neurons during voluntary forelimb movements and pauses. Neurosci. Res. 120, 53–59 (2017)

Soma, S. et al. Distinct Laterality in Forelimb-Movement Representations of Rat Primary and Secondary Motor Cortical Neurons with Intratelencephalic and Pyramidal Tract Projections. J. Neurosci. 37, 10904–10916 (2017)

Kimura, R., Saiki, A., Fujiwara-Tsukamoto, Y., Sakai, Y. & Isomura, Y. Large-scale analysis reveals populational contributions of cortical spike rate and synchrony to behavioural functions: Large-scale analysis of cortical spike synchrony. J Physiol 595, 385–413 (2017)

Handa, T., Takekawa, T., Harukuni, R., Isomura, Y. & Fukai, T. Medial Frontal Circuit Dynamics Represents Probabilistic Choices for Unfamiliar Sensory Experience. Cereb. Cortex 27, 3818–3831 (2017)

Aoki, R. et al. Phase-dependent activity of neurons in the rostral part of the thalamic reticular nucleus with saccharin intake in a cue-guided lever-manipulation task. Brain Research 1658, 42–50 (2017)

Terada, S., Sakurai, Y., Nakahara, H. & Fujisawa, S. Temporal and Rate Coding for Discrete Event Sequences in the Hippocampus. Neuron 94, 1248-1262.e4 (2017)

Kato, R., Yamanaka, M., Yokota, E., Koshikawa, N. & Kobayashi, M. Spike Timing Rigidity Is Maintained in Bursting Neurons under Pentobarbital-Induced Anesthetic Conditions. Front. Neural Circuits 10, (2016)

Hira, R., Terada, S.-I., Kondo, M. & Matsuzaki, M. Distinct Functional Modules for Discrete and Rhythmic Forelimb Movements in the Mouse Motor Cortex. J. Neurosci. 35, 13311–13322 (2015)

Saiki, A. et al. Different modulation of common motor information in rat primary and secondary motor cortices. PLoS ONE 9, e98662 (2014)

Hira, R. et al. Reward-timing-dependent bidirectional modulation of cortical microcircuits during optical single-neuron operant conditioning. Nat Commun 5, 5551 (2014)

Masamizu, Y. et al. Two distinct layer-specific dynamics of cortical ensembles during learning of a motor task. Nature Neuroscience 17, 987–994 (2014)

Isomura, Y. et al. Reward-modulated motor information in identified striatum neurons. J. Neurosci. 33, 10209–10220 (2013)

Hira, R. et al. Spatiotemporal dynamics of functional clusters of neurons in the mouse motor cortex during a voluntary movement. J. Neurosci. 33, 1377–1390 (2013)

Kimura, R. et al. Reinforcing operandum: rapid and reliable learning of skilled forelimb movements by head-fixed rodents. Journal of Neurophysiology 108, 1781–1792 (2012)

Isomura, Y., Harukuni, R., Takekawa, T., Aizawa, H. & Fukai, T. Microcircuitry coordination of cortical motor information in self-initiation of voluntary movements. Nat. Neurosci. 12, 1586–1593 (2009)

Self Head-Restraining Platform
Aoki, R., Tsubota, T., Goya, Y. & Benucci, A. An automated platform for high-throughput mouse behavior and physiology with voluntary head-fixation. Nat Commun 8, 1196 (2017).
Free Maze

Hoshino, S., Takahashi, R., Mieno, K., Tamatsu, Y., Azechi, H., Ide, K., & Takahashi, S. (2019). The reconfigurable maze provides flexible, scalable, reproducible and repeatable tests. iScience, 100787.


Masuda, A., Sano, C., Zhang, Q., Goto, H., McHugh, T. J., Fujisawa, S., & Itohara, S. (2018). The hippocampus encodes delay and value information during delay-discounting decision making. bioRxiv, 495598.

Drinko Measurer

Ohka, S. Establishment of a poliovirus oral infection system in human poliovirus receptor-expressing transgenic mice that are deficient in alpha/beta interferon receptor. J. Virol. 81, 7902–7912 (2007).

Furuse, T. et al. Genetic diversity underlying capsaicin intake in the Mishima battery of mouse strains. Brain Res. Bull. 57, 49–55 (2002).

Three-Chamber Social Interaction

Tsurugizawa, T., Tamada, K., Ono, N., Karakawa, S., Kodama, Y., Debacker, C., … & Takumi, T. (2020). Awake functional MRI detects neural circuit dysfunction in a mouse model of autism. Science Advances6(6), eaav4520.


Takeuchi, H., Imamura, K., Ji, B., Tsukita, K., Enami, T., Takao, K., … & Inoue, M. (2020). Nasal vaccine delivery attenuates brain pathology and cognitive impairment in tauopathy model mice. npj Vaccines5(1), 1-11.

Matsuda, Y., Ozawa, N., Shinozaki, T., Wakabayashi, K. I., Suzuki, K., Kawano, Y., … & Tatebayashi, Y. (2020). Ergothioneine, a metabolite of the gut bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri, protects against stress-induced sleep disturbances. bioRxiv.