Dr. Yuji Naya is an investigator of Center for Life Sciences, IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Department of Psychology at Peking University since 2013. After receiving a B.S. (Basic Science) and a M.S. (Molecular Cell Biology) from Tokyo University, he started his PhD training in the laboratory of Dr. Yasushi Miyashita at Tokyo University in 1993. In 1995, he obtained an assistant professor position at Tokyo University before the completion of his PhD course. In 2003, he was recognized by the Japanese Neuroscience Society with the Young Investigator Award. In the same year, he was promoted to a lecturer position at Tokyo University. In 2005, he moved to New York University as an associate research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki.

List of Publications

Wendy A. Suzuki and Yuji Naya (2014), The Perirhinal Cortex, Annu. Rev. Neurosci.37:39-53.

John J. Sakon, Yuji Naya, Sylvia Wirth, and Wendy A. Suzuki (2014), Context-dependent incremental timing cells in the primate hippocampus,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS)111:18351-18356

Naya Y. and Suzuki WA. (2011) Integrating what and when across the primate medial temporal lobe. Science 333: 773-776.

Suzuki WA. and Naya Y. (2011) Two Routes for remembering the Past, Cell, 147, 493-495.

Naya Y. and Suzuki W.A., (2010) Associative memory in the Medial Temporal lobe. In Primate Neuroethology, A. Ghazanfar and M. Platt ed. (New York: Oxford University Press), pp 337-358.

Fujimichi R., Naya Y., Koyano KW., Takeda M., Takeuchi D. and Miyashita Y. (2010) Unitized representation of paired objects in area 35 of the macaque perirhinal cortex. Eur. J. Neurosci.32: 659-667.

Matsui T., Koyano KW., Koyama M., Nakahara K., Takeda M., Ohashi Y., Naya Y., Miyashita Y. (2007) MRI-based localization of electrophysiological recording sites within the cerebral cortex at single-voxel accuracy. Nature Methods 4:161-168.

Takeda M., Naya Y., Fujimichi R., Takeuchi D. and Miyashita Y. (2005) Active maintenance of associative mnemonic signal in monkey inferior temporal cortex. Neuron 48: 839-848.

Fujimichi R., Naya Y., and Miyashita Y. (2004) Neural basis of semantic-like memory :representation, activation and cognitive control. In The Cognitive Neurosciences III, M.S Gazzaniga ed. (MIT Press), pp 905-918.

Naya Y., Yoshida M. and Miyashita Y. (2003) Forward processing of long-term associative memory in monkey inferotemporal cortex. J. Neurosci. 23: 2861-2871.

Yoshida M., Naya Y. and Miyashita Y. (2003) Anatomical organization of forward fiber projections from area TE to perirhinal neurons representing visual long-term memory in monkeys. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100:4257-4262.

Naya Y., Yoshida M., Takeda M., Fujimichi R. and Miyashita Y. (2003) Delay-period activities in two subdivisions of monkey inferotemporal cortex during pair association memory task. Eur. J. Neurosci. 18: 2915-2918.

Naya Y., Yoshida M. and Miyashita Y. (2001) Backward Spreading of Memory-Retrieval Signal in the Primate Temporal Cortex. Science 291:661-664.

Naya Y., Sakai K., and Miyashita Y. (1996) Activity of primate inferotemporal neurons related to a sought target in pair-association task. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93:2664-2669.