Staff Profile
Hikaru Takeuchi
Hikaru Takeuchi
Name
Hikaru Takeuchi
Affiliation
Associate Professor, Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University
Research Theme
  • Neural plasticity and Capacity limits of information processing in the brain
Career
07, Left from Kyoto University, Undergraduate school of Medicine
10, Awarded the degree of PhD (Medical Science) from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
10-, Assistant Professor, Smart Ageing International Research Center, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University
12-, Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, IDAC, Tohoku University
Research topics
  • Neural Plasticity
  • Capacity limits of information processing in the brain
  • Neural bases of cognitive functions such as creativity and emotional intelligence
Selected publications
48. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Mean diffusivity of basal ganglia and thalamus specifically associated with motivational states among mood states."
Brain Structure and Function, in press.
47. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Differences in gray matter structure correlated to nationalism and patriotism."
Scientific Reports, in press.
46. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Asano K, Asano M, Sassa Y, Yokota S, Kotozaki Y, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"Impact of reading habit on white matter structure: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses."
Neuroimage, in press.
45. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Sekiguchi A, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"The associations between regional gray matter structural changes and changes of cognitive performance in control groups of intervention studies."
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:article 681, 2015.
44. Takeuchi H*, Nagase T*, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"Effects of fast simple numerical calculation training on neural systems."
Neural Plasticity, in press.(* equal contribution)
43. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Asano K, Asano M, Sassa Y, Yokota S, Kotozaki Y, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"Impact of videogame play on the brain’s microstructural properties: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses."
Molecular Psychiatry, in press.
42. Takeuchi H, Kawashima R.
"Neural mechanisms and children’s intellectual development: multiple impacts of environmental factors."
The Neuroscientist, in press.
41. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Hashizume H, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Amygdala and cingulate structure is associated with stereotype on sex-role."
Scientific Reports, 5:article number 14220, 2015.
40. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Sekiguchi A, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Kotozaki Y, Miyauchi CM, Yokoyama R, Iizuka K, Nakagawa S, Nagase T, Kunitoki K, Kawashima R.
"Degree centrality and fractional amplitude of low-frequency oscillations associated with Stroop interference."
Neuroimage, 119:197-209, 2015.
39. Takeuchi H, Tomita H, Taki Y, Kikuchi Y, Ono C, Yu Z, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Hashizume H, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"The associations among the dopamine D2 receptor Taq1, emotional intelligence, creative potential measured by divergent thinking, and motivational state and these associations’ sex differences."
Frontiers in Psychology, 6:article 912, 2015.
38. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Regional gray matter density is associated with morningness–eveningness: evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Neuroimage, 117:294-304, 2015.
37. Takeuchi H, Tomita H, Taki Y, Kikuchi Y, Ono C, Yu Z, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Hashizume H, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Cognitive and neural correlates of the 5-repeat allele of the dopamine D4 receptor gene in a population lacking the 7-repeat allele."
Neuroimage, 110:124-135, 2015.
36. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Hashizume H, Nouchi R, Sassa Y, Kotozaki Y, Miyauchi CM, Yokoyama R, Iizuka K, Nakagawa S, Nagase T, Kunitoki K, Kawashima R.
"Mean diffusivity of globus pallidus associated with verbal creativity measured by divergent thinking and creativity-related temperaments in young healthy adults."
Human Brain Mapping, 36(5):1808–1827, 2015.
35. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Asano K, Asano M, Sassa Y, Yokota S, Kotozaki Y, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"The impact of parent–child interaction on brain structures: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses."
Journal of Neuroscience, 35(5):2233–2245, 2015.
34. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Working memory training improves emotional states of healthy individuals."
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8:200, 2014.
33. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"The structure of the amygdala associates with human sexual permissiveness: evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Human Brain Mapping, 36(2):440-8, 2015.
32. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Creativity measured by divergent thinking is associated with two axes of autistic characteristics."
Frontiers in Psychology, 5:921, 2014.
31. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Brain structures in the sciences and humanities."
Brain Structure and Function, 220(6):3295-3305, 2015.
30. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Working memory training impacts the mean diffusivity in the dopaminergic system."
Brain Structure and Function, 220(6):3101-3311, 2015.
29. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Sekiguchi A, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Kotozaki Y, Miyauchi CM, Yokoyama R, Iizuka K, Nakagawa S, Nagase T, Kunitoki K, Kawashima R.
"Association between resting-state functional connectivity and empathizing/systemizing."
Neuroimage, 99(1):312–322, 2014.
28. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sekiguchi A, Nouchi R, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Iizuka K, Yokoyama R, Shinada T, Yamamoto Y, Hanawa S, Araki T, Hashizume H, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Association of hair iron levels with creativity and psychological variables related to creativity."
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7: 875, 2013.
27. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Regional gray matter volume is associated with empathizing and systemizing in young adults."
PLoS ONE, 9(1): e84782, 2014.
26. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Effects of Multitasking-Training on Gray Matter Structure and Resting State Neural Mechanisms."
Human Brain Mapping, 35(8):3646-3660, 2014.
25. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Asano K, Asano M, Sassa Y, Yokota S, Kotozaki Y, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"The impact of television viewing on brain structures: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses."
Cerebral Cortex, 25(5):1188–1197, 2015.
24. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Sekiguchi A, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Kotozaki Y, Miyauchi CM, Yokoyama R, Iizuka K, Nakagawa S, Nagase T, Kunitoki K, Kawashima R.
"Resting state functional connectivity associated with trait emotional intelligence."
Neuroimage, 83: 318-328, 2013.
23. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Thyreau B, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"White matter structures associated with empathizing and systemizing in young adults."
Neuroimage, 77(15): 222-236, 2013.
22. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Nagase T, Miyauchi CM, Kawashma R.
"Anatomical correlates of quality of life: Evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Human Brain Mapping, 35(5): 1834-1846, 2014.
21. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Anatomical correlates of self-handicapping tendency."
Cortex, 49(4): 1148-1154, 2013.
20. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Miyauchi CM, Yokoyama R, Iizuka K, Hashizume H, Nakagawa S, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Regional gray matter density is associated with achievement motivation: evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Brain Structure and Function, 218(4): 1017-1032, 2014.
19. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Miyauchi CM, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"Effects of working memory-training on functional connectivity and cerebral blood flow during rest."
Cortex, 49(8): 2106-2125, 2013.
18. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Miyauchi CM, Yokoyama R, Iizuka K, Hashizume H, Nakagawa S, Kunitoki K, Sassa Y, Kawashima R.
"A voxel-based morphometry study of gray and white matter correlates of a need for uniqueness."
Neuroimage, 63(3): 1119-1126, 2012.
17. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Brain structures associated with executive functions during everyday events in a non-clinical sample."
Brain Structure and Function, 218(4): 1017-1032, 2013.
16. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Nouchi R, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Sekiguchi A, Kotozaki Y, Nakagawa S, Nagase T, Miyauchi CM, Kawashima R.
"Associations among imaging measures (2): The association between gray matter concentration and task-induced activation changes."
Human Brain Mapping, 35(1): 185-198, 2014.
15. Takeuchi H, Kawashima R.
"Effects of processing speed training on cognitive functions and neural systems. (review)"
Reviews in the Neurosciences, 23(3): 289-301, 2012.
14. Takeuchi H, Sugiura M, Sassa Y, Sekiguchi A, Yomogida Y, Taki Y, Kawashima R.
"Neural correlates of the difference between working memory speed and simple sensorimotor speed: an fMRI study."
PLoS ONE, 7(1): e30579:1-11 2012.
13. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"The association between resting functional connectivity and creativity."
Cerebral Cortex, 22(12): 2921-2929, 2012.
12. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Regional gray and white matter volume associated with Stroop interference: Evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Neuroimage, 59(3): 2899-2907, 2012.
11. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"White matter structures associated with emotional intelligence: evidence from diffusion tensor imaging."
Human Brain Mapping, 34(5): 1025-1034, 2013.
10. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"Cerebral blood flow during rest associates with general intelligence and creativity."
PLoS ONE, 6(9): e25532:1-9 2011.
9. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Verbal working memory performance correlates with regional white matter structures in the frontoparietal regions."
Neuropsychologia, 49(12): 3466-3473, 2011.
8. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Working memory training using mental calculation impacts regional gray matter of the frontal and parietal regions."
PLoS ONE, 6(8): e23175:1-12, 2011.
7. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"Effects of training of processing speed on neural systems."
Journal of Neuroscience, 31(34): 12139-12148, 2011.
6. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Hashizume H, Sassa Y, Nagase T, Nouchi R, Kawashima R.
"Failing to deactivate: the association between brain activity during a working memory task and creativity."
Neuroimage, 55(2): 681-687, 2011.
5. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Kawashima R.
"Effects of working memory training on cognitive functions and neural systems. (review)"
Reviews in the Neurosciences, 21(6): 427-449, 2010.
4. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Regional gray matter density associated with emotional intelligence: evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Human Brain Mapping, 32(9): 1497-1510, 2011.
3. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"Regional gray matter volume of dopaminergic system associate with creativity: evidence from voxel-based morphometry."
Neuroimage, 51(2): 578-585, 2010.
2. Takeuchi H, Taki Y, Sassa Y, Hashizume H, Sekiguchi A, Fukushima A, Kawashima R.
"White Matter Structures Associated with Creativity: evidence from diffusion tensor imaging."
Neuroimage, 51(1): 11-18, 2010.
1. Takeuchi H, Sekiguchi A, Taki Y, Yokoyama S, Yomogida Y, Nozomi K, Yamanouchi T, Suzuki S, Kawashima R.
"Training of working memory impacts structural connectivity."
Journal of Neuroscience, 30(9): 3297-303, 2010.
Scored in Faculty of 1000
Awards
2012, Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists of Inoue Foundation for Science
2012, Sagisaka Memorial Award of Gonryo Medical Foudation
2011, Research Encouraging Prize of Tohoku University, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer
2010, Shin-yu Excellent Student Award of Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tohoku
Grant (Principal Investigator)
KAKENHI Grant "Young Scientist-A" (METI-JSPS) (2013/4~2015/3)
The Naito foundation "Naito Science Scholarship" (2012/12~2014/9)
KAKENHI Grant "Young Scientist-B" (METI-JSPS) (2011/4~2013/3)
Tohoku University IDAC "IDAC research grant" (2010)