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

Selected Publications(* Corresponding author):

Zhang B., Wang F., Zhang Q. and Naya Y.* (2022) Distinct networks coupled with parietal cortex for spatial representations inside and outside the visual field. NeuroImage. 252:119041.

Zhang X., Naya Y.* (2022) Retrospective memory trace sustained by the human hippocampus during working memory task. Eur. J. Neurosci. 55:107-120.

Naya Y.*, (2021) Declarative Association Memory. In: Pfaff D.W., Volkow N.D., Rubenstein J. (eds) Neuroscience in the 21st Century 3rd. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6434-1_162-2

Chen H.* and Naya Y.*, (2021) Reunification of Object and View-Center Background Information in the Primate Medial Temporal Lobe. Front Behav Neurosci 15: 756801

Yang C. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Hippocampal cells integrate past memory and present perception for the future. PLoS Biol 18(11): e3000876.

Chen H. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Automatic Encoding of a View-Centered Background Image in the Macaque Temporal Lobe., Cerebral Cortex. 30:6270-6283.

Zhang B., Naya Y.*, (2020) Medial prefrontal cortex represents the object-based cognitive map when remembering an egocentric target location, Cerebral Cortex. 30:5356-5371.

Xu Z., Shen B., Taji W., Sun P. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Convergence of distinct functional networks supporting naming and semantic recognition in the left inferior frontal gyrus, Human Brain Mapping 41: 2389-2405.

Chen H. and Naya Y.*, (2020) Forward Processing of Object–Location Association from the Ventral Stream to Medial Temporal Lobe in Nonhuman Primates, Cerebral Cortex 30:1260-1271.

Naya Y.*, Chen H., Yang C. and Suzuki WA., (2017) Contributions of primate prefrontal cortex and medial temporal lobe to temporal-order memory, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114:13555-13560.

Naya Y.* (2016) Declarative association. In Neuroscience in the 21st century 2nd, DW Pfaff & N Volkow ed. (Springer Science+Business Media, New York), 2651-2677.

Naya Y.* (2016) Declarative association in the perirhinal cortex. Neuroscience Research 113: 12-18.

Suzuki W. A.*, and Naya Y.*, (2014) The perirhinal cortex. Annual review of neuroscience 37:39-53.

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

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.

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.* (2003) Forward processing of long-term associative memory in monkey inferotemporal cortex. J. Neurosci. 23: 2861-2871.

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.