Shinya Fujii

Shinya Fujii

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Born1982
DegreesPh.D. in Human and Environmental Studies (Kyoto University)
Short BiographyEDUCATION
2001-2005 Kyoto University, Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
2002-2005 Kyoto AN Music School, Department of Percussion (Scholar Awarded)
2005-2010 Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
2010 Ph.D. in Human and Environmental Studies (Kyoto University)
EMPLOYMENT AND FELLOWSHIPS
2007-2010 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1), Kyoto University
2010-2013 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (PD), The University of Tokyo, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2013-2015 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
2015-2016 Project Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2016- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Areas of ExpertiseMusic and Neuroscience (Neuromusic), Drums and Rhythm, Music Brain and Body, Motor Control and Learning in Music Performance, Music Perception and Cognition, Origin of Human Musicality, Beat Perception and Synchronization, Amusia and Beat-deafness, Auditory Feedback and Motor Rehabilitation
AffiliationsSociety for Music Perception and Cognition, Member
Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, Review Editor
Musicae Scientiae, Consulting Editor
Selected PublicationsPeer-Reviewed Articles
Paquette S., Fujii S., Li H.C., & Schlaug G. The cerebellum's contribution to beat interval discrimination. NeuroImage. in press. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811917307656.
Fujii S., Lulic T., & Chen JL. More feedback is better than less: Learning a novel upper limb joint coordination pattern with augmented auditory feedback. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10:251, 2016.
Miura A., Fujii S., Okano M., Kudo K., & Nakazawa K. Finger-to-beat coordination skill of non-dancers, street dancers, and the world champion of a street-dance competition. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:542, 2016.
Chen JL*., Fujii S*., & Schlaug G. The use of augmented auditory feedback to improve arm reaching in stroke: a case series. *equally contributed. Disability and Rehabilitation. 38 (11), pp. 1115-1124, 2015.
Miura A., Fujii S., Yamamoto Y., & Kudo K. Motor control of rhythmic dance from a dynamical systems perspective: A review. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 19 (1) pp. 11-21, 2015.
Fujii S., & Wan CY. The role of rhythm in speech and language rehabilitation: The SEP hy-pothesis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:777, 2014.
Fujii S., Watanabe H., Oohashi H., Hirashima M., Nozaki D., & Taga G. Precursors of dancing and singing to music in three- to four-months-old infants. PLoS ONE. 16; 9(5): e97680, 2014.
Fujii S., & Schlaug G. The Harvard Beat Assessment Test (H-BAT): a battery for assessing beat perception and production and their dissociation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:771, 2013.
Fujii S., & Moritani T. Spike shape analysis of surface electromyographic activity in wrist flexor and extensor muscles of the world’s fastest drummer. Neuroscience Letters. 514 (2), pp. 185-188, 2012.
Fujii S., & Moritani T. Rise rate and timing variability of surface electromyographic activity during rhythmic drumming movements in the world’s fastest drummer. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 22 (1), pp. 60-66, 2012.
Fujii S., Hirashima M., Kudo K., Ohtsuki T., Nakamura Y., & Oda S. Synchronization error of drum kit playing with a metronome at different tempi by professional drummers. Music Perception. 28 (1), pp.491-503, 2011.
Kudo K., Miyazaki M., Sekiguchi H., Kadota H., Fujii S., Miura A., Yoshie M., & Nakata H. Neurophysiological and dynamical control principles underlying variable and stereotyped movement patterns during skill acquisition. Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. 15, pp. 942-953, 2011.
Fujii S., Kudo K., Ohtsuki T., & Oda S. Intrinsic constraint of asymmetry acting as a control parameter on rapid, rhythmic bimanual coordination: A study of professional drummers and non-drummers. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104 (4), pp. 2178-2186, 2010.
Katsuhara Y., Fujii S., Kametani R., & Oda S. Spatiotemporal characteristics of basketball bouncing in skilled and unskilled players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 110 (2), pp. 469-478, 2010.
Fujii S., Kudo K., Ohtsuki T., & Oda S. Tapping performance and underlying wrist muscle ac-tivity of non-drummers, drummers, and the world’s fastest drummer. Neuroscience Letters, 459 (2), pp. 69-73, 2009.
Fujii S. & Oda S. Effects of stick use on bimanual coordination performance during rapid alternate tapping in drummers. Motor Control, 13 (3), pp. 331-341, 2009.
Fujii S., Kudo K., Shinya M., Ohtsuki T., & Oda S. Wrist muscle activity during rapid uniman¬ual tapping with a drumstick in drummers and non-drummers. Motor Control, 13 (3), pp. 237-250, 2009.
Fujii S. & Oda S. Effects of stick use on rapid unimanual tapping in drummers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 108 (3), pp. 962-970, 2009.
Shinya M., Fujii S., & Oda S. Corrective postural responses evoked by completely unexpected loss of ground support during human walking. Gait and Posture, 29 (3), pp. 483-487, 2009.
Fujii S. & Oda S. Tapping speed asymmetry in drummers for single-hand tapping with a stick. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103 (1), pp. 265-272, 2006.
Message to StudentsWhen I was a student, I went to a jazz bar almost every day to play drums. I started my research because I wanted to know how expert musicians control their body movements. As I continue my research, I become more interested in how our musicality emerges through the course of development and evolution and how the brain processes rhythm and music. Fifteen years have passed since I started my research but I feel that the motor control research on musicians and the neuroscience of music are still in infancy. I am very excited to start my lab here at SFC and looking forward to enjoying ‘extremely’ unique research together with you.
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Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
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