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Motoyuki Sanada

Visiting Researcher

Name
Dr. M. Sanada
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
m.sanada@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Motoyuki Sanada is a visiting postdoc at the Cognitive Psychology Unit of Leiden University. He is a psychophysiologist and cognitive psychologist. His reserach topics are attention, working memory, and emotional effects on cognition. Using psychophysiological measurements (especially EEGs), he studies several topics in cognitive psychology: attention, working memory, and emotional effects on cognition. His primary technique has been the use of ERPs, but he is also interested in other physiological measurements (e.g., EMG and ANS) and frequency analysis of EEGs. 

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Motoyuki Sanada is a visiting postdoc at the Cognitive Psychology Unit of Leiden University. He is a psychophysiologist and cognitive psychologist. His reserach topics are attention, working memory, and emotional effects on cognition. Using psychophysiological measurements (especially EEGs), he studies several topics in cognitive psychology: attention, working memory, and emotional effects on cognition. His primary technique has been the use of ERPs, but he is also interested in other physiological measurements (e.g., EMG and ANS) and frequency analysis of EEGs. 

He obtained his PhD at the Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science of the University of Tokyo in 2015. His PhD research investigated the role of attention in visual working memory mechanisms, using ERPs and behavioral indices. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoc at the Department of Psychological Science of Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, on projects of physiological studies of emotion, and emotional effects on cognition. For example, with Prof. Dr. Jun’ichi Katayama, he studied how emotional states modulate attentional focus in visual searches. They also studied how emotional pictures captured attention when they occurred as deviant stimuli during a three-stimulus oddball task. These studies were conducted by using ERPs. His work at Leiden University started in October 2021. There, he studies the neural processing underlying emotional effects on cognitive control by measuring EEGs and facial EMGs, under the supervision of Dr. Henk van Steenbergen.

Research

His research interest is in the neural processing of emotional effects on cognitive control. Landmann and van Steenbergen (2020) reported that emotional arousal enhanced cognitive control during a cognitive conflict task. He is part of the team that is investigating the neural processing underlying the effect by measuring EEGs and facial EMGs.
 

Grants

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2019-2021
  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2017-2020
  • Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, 2014-2015
  • Doctoral Fellowship (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2011-2013

Visiting Researcher

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Cognitieve Psychologie
  • Cognitieve Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 1B49

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