NAKATA, Mariko

Title Assistant Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
Division Psychology
Research Field Behavioral Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Undergraduate Program College of Psychology
Graduate School Program (Main) Neuroscience (Master's Program, Doctoral Program)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Mice / Social behavior / Emotion / Establishment of social relationship / Group / Behavioral experiment / Operant learning / Hierarchy / Attribution / Social interaction / Neuronal mechanism / Endocrinology / Estrogen / Receptor / Developmental disorder / Behavioral pharmacology / Side effect / Fatigue Neurodiversity / Cognitive resource / Gamification

Publications/Major Achievements
  • Nakata M., Shimoda M., Yamamoto S., UV-Induced Neuronal Degeneration in the Rat Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Cortex Communications, Vol 2, 10 pages, 2021.
  • Gotoh M., Nagasaka K., Nakata M., Takashima I., Yamamoto S., Brain temperature alters contributions of excitatory and inhibitory inputs to evoked field potentials in the rat frontal cortex, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Vol. 14, 13 pages, 2020. 
  • Nakata M., Ågmo A., Sagoshi S., Ogawa S., The role of estrogen receptor β (ERβ) in establishment of hierarchical social relationship in male mice, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 12, 10 pages, 2018. 
  • Nakata M., Nagasaka K., Shimoda M., Takashima I., Yamamoto S., Focal brain lesions induced by ultraviolet irradiation, Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, 11 pages, 2018.
  • Nakata M., Sano K., Musatov S., Yamaguchi N., Sakamoto T., Ogawa S., Effects of pre-pubertal or adult site-specific knockdown of estrogen receptor β in the medial preoptic area and medial amygdala on social behaviors in male mice, eNeuro, Vol. 3, e0155-15, 14 pages, 2016. 
  • Sano K., Nakata M., Musatov S., Morishita M., Sakamoto T., Tsukahara S., Ogawa S., Pubertal activation of estrogen receptor α in the medial amygdala is essential for the full expression of male social behavior in mice, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 113, pp. 7632-7637, 2016.
Scientific Membership

The Japan Neuroscience Society
Japanese Society for Animal Psychology
Japanese Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Society for Neuroscience, USA.
Japanese Society for Neuroendocrinology
Physiological Society of Japan

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