Our paper reported an association between cortical GABA concentration and sensory hypersensitivity in ASD is opened in Frontiers in Neuroscience !

Our new paper reported that lower GABA concentration in ventral premotor cortex (vPMC) associated with stronger experiences of sensory hypersensitivity only in ASD but not TD. This finding might relates our previous study reported that stronger neural activation in vPMC was found to be involved in neural correlats of temporal processing of sensory stimuli (Ide et al., 2020, Front Neurosci).


Authors:Umesawa Y*, Atsumi T*, Chakrabarty M, Reiko F, Ide M

Tiltle:GABA Concentration in the Left Ventral Premotor Cortex Associates With Sensory Hyper-Responsiveness in Autism Spectrum Disorders Without Intellectual Disability

Journal:Frontiers in Neuroscience



A poster presentation of Dr. Chakraberty was accepted by 2020 FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Our study of the influence of anxiety on visual temporal sensitivity perfomed by Dr. Chakraberty in Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delth (IIID) was accepted for the presentation in 2020 FENS Forum Neuroscience.


Presenters:Chakrabarty M, Atsumi T, Yaguchi A, Fukatsu R, Ide M.

Title:ffects of emotion cues and state-anxiety on visual temporal sensitivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Conference:12 FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Date:July 11-15, Virtual Forum


A review paper is now published in Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders published from Springer.

An invited review is now opened in Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. We discussed about characteristics of temporal processing in the brain of ASD individuals depending on previous reports and our research findings.


Title:Tactile Temporal Resolution

Authors:Ayako Yaguchi, Takeshi Atsumi, Masakazu Ide*

Journal:Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders



Our paper is now published in Journal of Autism and Developemntal Disorders.

We reported that GABA concentration in the brain motor areas was linked to the level of motor disabilities of ASD individuals. We applied MRspectroscopy for measuring GABA concentration in human brain and BOT-2 for assessing the level of motor skills. Interestingly, the primary motor area (M1) and supplementary motor area (SMA) were differenctly correlated with performances of the gross movements and coordinated movements, respectively.


Authors: Umesawa Y*, Matsushima K, Atsumi T, Kato T, Fukatsu R, Wada M, Ide M*

*Corresponding authors

Title: Altered GABA concentration in brain motor area is associated with the severity of motor disabilities in individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Journal: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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Our artcile of cross-modal suppresion effect is published in Scientific Reports

Our article was published in Scientific Reports. We reported the effect of spatial congruency on cross-modal suppresion between visual and tactile modalites.

Title:Effects of spatial consistency and individual difference on touch-induced visual suppression effect

Authors:Souta Hidaka*, Yosuke Suzuishi, Masakazu Ide, Makoto Wada

Journal:Scientific Reports



Our article studying mice's perception of bodily motions from other individuals was published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Our article was published in Fronties in Behavioral Neuroscience. We reported that mice can discriminatemotion of random dots from that of body movement's dots of other individuals on a monitor.

Title:Spontaneous discriminative response to the biological motion displays involving a walking conspecific in mice

Authors:Takeshi Atsumi*, Masakazu Ide, Makoto Wada*

Journal:Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience