Naho KONOIKE M.D., Ph.D 


17th June 2022

A new paper was accepted!

“A novel “dip-in electrode” method for electrode application to record noninvasive scalp electroencephalograms and evoked potentials in an awake common marmoset”  Kosuke Itoh*, Naho Konoike, Haruhiko Iwaoki, Hironaka Igarashi, Katsuki Nakamura, NeuroImage: Reports (accepted)

3rd June 2022

A new paper was published!

“Comparison of non-invasive, scalp-recorded auditory steady-state responses in humans, rhesus monkeys, and common marmosets” Naho Konoike, Haruhiko Iwaoki, Miki Miwa, Honami Sakata, Kosuke Itoh, Katsuki Nakamura, Scientific Reports 12, 9210 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-13228-8

18th May 2022

A new paper was published!

“Effect of dopamine receptor-related compounds on naive common marmosets for auditory steady state response” Yoshihiro Iwamura, Tatsuo Nakayama, Atsushi Matsumoto, Yuji Ogi, Masataka Yamaguchi, Atsushi Kobayashi, Kenji Matsumoto, Yasunori Katsura, Naho Konoike, Katsuki Nakamura, and kazuhito Ikeda, Journal of Neurophysiology https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00147.2022

1 April 2022

My affiliation has changed to the Center for the Evolutionary Origins of Human Behavior, Kyoto University.

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 October 2021

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

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