Naho KONOIKE M.D., Ph.D 


21 January 2022

Our paper has been published! It is a collaborative work by the University of Niigata and Kyoto University.

Kosuke Itoh, Naho Konoike, Masafumi Nejime, Haruhiko Iwaoki, Hironaka Igarashi, Satoshi Hirata, Katsuki Nakamura, “Cerebral cortical processing time is elongated in human brain evolution“, Scientific Reports, 12, 1103, 2022

1 November 2021

Mr. Ozan Celayir, a first-year master’s student, joined our research team in October. We will be conducting research on auditory processing in nonhuman primates.

1 October 2021

My interview was included in an article titled “Neuroscientists go wireless” in Nature Methods, 27 September 2021.

28-31 July 2021

We presented our research in the 44th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society The 1st CJK International Meeting (Kobe city)

“Comparison of non-invasive, scalp-recorded auditory steady-state responses in common marmosets, rhesus monkeys, and humans”  Naho Konoike, Haruhiko Iwaoki, Miki Miwa, Honami Sakata, Kosuke Itoh, Katsuki Nakamura

“Ipsi- and contralateral frontal inputs of the forelimb area of macaque primary motor cortex”  Shigehiro Miyachi, Narumi Katsuyama, Naho Konoike, Haruhiko Iwaoki

5 May 2021

My interview article was published in VERDURE, which is an annual magazine by students in the Department of Biological Science, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (India). I talked with Aparna Pillai, an editor-in-chief, and our talk was published as an article, “Sneak-peek into a life of neuroscientist”.

26 April 2021

Collaboration work with Dr. Itoh (Niigata University) was published in an international journal.

Kosuke Itoh, Haruhiko Iwaoki, Naho Konoike, Hironaka Igarashi, Katsuki Nakamura, “Noninvasive scalp recording of the middle latency responses and cortical auditory evoked potentials in the alert common marmoset“, Hearing Research 405, 108229, 2021.

21 March 2021

Our research plan was adopted by a trans-border program consisting of interdisciplinary, international, and interpersonal areas; SPIRITS: Supporting Program for Interaction-based Initiative Team Studies).

I will promote international collaborative research with Dr. Adam Williamson (France), Dr. Balazs Hangya (Hungary), and Dr. Lyle Muller (Canada) to reveal a brain mechanism of neuronal modulation using a new device.


I am interested in the brain mechanisms and regulations of emotion and mood.

Current researches focus on the primate emotional circuits for producing appropriate behaviors.

Neural substrates for emotion
(Konoike et al., 2020)
Primate models 
photo by Konoike
Auditory processing in primates
C. Heise, Alamy stock photo
Rhythm perception and production 
(Konoike et al., 2015)


konoike.naho.8x [a] kyoto-u.ac.jp