Yasuo Kubota

Affiliations: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States 
Area:
Neurophysiology of Conditioning and Learning, Motor Systems
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Yasuo Kubota received his Ph.D. in Psychology, from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (1986 - 1996). During his graduate training he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Gabriel, on the neurophysiological and neuroanatomical cingulothalamic underpinnings of discriminative instrumental avoidance learning. Dr. Kubota then undertook postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Ann Graybiel of the MIT Program in Neural Science, where he has carried out many important studies of the neurophysiology of motor control and plasticity in the Basal Ganglia.

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Michael Gabriel grad student 1985-1996 UIUC
Ann M. Graybiel research scientist MIT
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Hernandez LF, Kubota Y, Hu D, et al. (2013) Selective effects of dopamine depletion and L-DOPA therapy on learning-related firing dynamics of striatal neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 33: 4782-95
Lemaire N, Hernandez LF, Hu D, et al. (2012) Effects of dopamine depletion on LFP oscillations in striatum are task- and learning-dependent and selectively reversed by L-DOPA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109: 18126-31
Kitsukawa T, Nagata M, Yanagihara D, et al. (2011) A novel instrumented multipeg running wheel system, Step-Wheel, for monitoring and controlling complex sequential stepping in mice. Journal of Neurophysiology. 106: 479-87
Barnes TD, Mao JB, Hu D, et al. (2011) Advance cueing produces enhanced action-boundary patterns of spike activity in the sensorimotor striatum. Journal of Neurophysiology. 105: 1861-78
Kubota Y, Liu J, Hu D, et al. (2009) Stable encoding of task structure coexists with flexible coding of task events in sensorimotor striatum. Journal of Neurophysiology. 102: 2142-60
Tort AB, Kramer MA, Thorn C, et al. (2008) Dynamic cross-frequency couplings of local field potential oscillations in rat striatum and hippocampus during performance of a T-maze task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105: 20517-22
DeCoteau WE, Thorn C, Gibson DJ, et al. (2007) Learning-related coordination of striatal and hippocampal theta rhythms during acquisition of a procedural maze task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104: 5644-9
DeCoteau WE, Thorn C, Gibson DJ, et al. (2007) Oscillations of local field potentials in the rat dorsal striatum during spontaneous and instructed behaviors. Journal of Neurophysiology. 97: 3800-5
Barnes TD, Kubota Y, Hu D, et al. (2005) Activity of striatal neurons reflects dynamic encoding and recoding of procedural memories. Nature. 437: 1158-61
Smith AC, Frank LM, Wirth S, et al. (2004) Dynamic analysis of learning in behavioral experiments. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 24: 447-61
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