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Kubota Yasutaka




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My research interests include cognitive studies on healthy subjects as we as individuals with various psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, and Autism spectrum, using psychophysiological techniques such as EEG, Heat rate fluctuation analysis, and near-infrared spectroscopy. My most recent research has been focused on unconscious cognitive processes in Autism spectrum using the paradigm of subliminal priming.
As a psychiatrist trained in the Lacanian psychoanalysis school, my clinical activities mainly focused on psychotherapy on university students. I also conducting researches and investigations in the field of Neuropsychoanalysis, an inter-disciplinary research forum for building a bridge between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.

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  • neuropsychoanalysis

  • Lacanian psychoanalysis

  • psychiatry

  • psychophysiology

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Kyoto University, Faculty of Medicine

    University, 1994, Graduated, Japan

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Kyoto University, Graduate School, Division of Medical Science, Psychiatry, Cognitive Neuroscience

    Doctor's Course, 2002, Other, Japan

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  • Ph.D, Life Science / Psychiatry, Kyoto University, Coursework, 2002.03

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Shiga University Health and Medical Services Center,Professor, 2004.04 - Now

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • Japan Psychoanalytical Association, 2019 - Now

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Life Science / Neuroscience-general

  • Life Science / Psychiatry


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Cortical hemodynamics during sand-play therapy, 2016.04 - Now

    The Other Research Programs

  • Building bridges between Lacanian psychoanalysis and the neuroscience, 2016.04 - Now

    The Other Research Programs

  • Subliminal cognitive processing in Autism spectrum , 2015.04 - Now

    The Other Research Programs

  • Neurophysiological evaluation of prefrontal lobe dysfunctions in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, 2002

    Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia prefrontal lobe,Life Science / Psychiatry,International Collaboration

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Is there Hysteria without discourse?, Lacanian studies (16) (p.60 - 70) , 2017.09, KUBOTA Yasutaka

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author

  • Prefrontal activation during verbal fluency tests in schizophrenia--a near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) study., Schizophrenia Research, vol.77 (p.65 - 73) , 2005

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship

  • Hemodynamic differences in the activation of the prefrontal cortex: attention vs. higher cognitive processing., Neuropsychologia, vol.42 (p.698 - 706) , 2004

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship

  • Facial affect recognition in pre-lingually deaf people with schizophrenia., Schizophrenia Research, vol.61 (p.265 - 270) , 2003

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship

  • Seeing happy emotion in fearful and angry faces: Qualitative analysis of the facial expression recognition in a bilateral amygdala damaged patient., Cortex, vol.38 (p.727 - 742) , 2002

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Foucauldian study, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2021.03, KOIZUMI Yoshiyuki, TSUIKI Kosuke ed.

    Scholarly book, Joint author

  • An introduction for neuropsychoanalysis, Seishin Shobo,Ltd., 2015.10, Edited by Hirofumi Kishimoto MD

    Scholarly book,Chapter 6. Questions on hysteria, Chapter 7. Trauma and its consequences, Joint author

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Book review "New history of madness by Yoshiyuki Koizumi", Dokushojin Co., Ltd., Dokushojin, a weekly book review journal (3231) , 2018.03

    Book review, literature introduction, etc., Single Author

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • The Kodera Foundation for Psychoanalytic Studies, Interdisciplinary workshop, Domestic presentation, 2018.10, Psychosis Today, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech

  • The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology, The 37th conference, Domestic presentation, 2018.08, Introduction to Neuropsychoanalysis Ⅳ, Symposium, workshop panel (public)

  • AJCP2015 autum, Domestic presentation, 2015.09, An introduction for Neuropsychoanalysis, Symposium, workshop panel (public)

Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • Japan Psychoanalytical Association, 2019.04 - Now

Research Grants & Projects 【 display / non-display

  • Contributed fund,2022

  • Contributed fund,2021

  • Contributed fund,2020

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2018.04 - 2021.03

Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Psychophysiological assessment of college students with soft-bipolar spectrum disorder, Cooperative Research with other research organizations including universities., Cooperative Research


Media Coverage 【 display / non-display

  • 2021.01

Academic Activities 【 display / non-display

  • Role(s): Peer review

    2021.11 - 202111

  • Role(s): Peer review

    2021.08.10 - 20210810