Achievements  

Publication, Presentation, and Grant. 

Peer-reviewed journal

 51) Shinichi Furuya. Individual differences in sensorimotor skills among musicians. (under review)

 50) Shinichi Furuya*Kazumasa Uehara*, Takashi Sakamoto, Takashi Hanakawa. Aberrant cortical excitability explains the loss of hand dexterity in musician’s dystonia. (under review)

 49) Yuta Furukawa, Kazumasa Uehara, Shinichi Furuya (2017) Expertise-dependent motor somatotopy of music perception. Neuroscience Letters 650: 97-102

 48) Sarah Pirio Richardson, Eckart Altenmüller, Katharine Alter, Ron L. Alterman, Robert Chen, Steven Frucht, Shinichi Furuya, Joseph Jankovic, H. A. Jinnah, Teresa J. Kimberley, Codrin Lungu, Joel S. Perlmutter, Cecília N. Prudente, Mark Hallett (2017) Research Priorities in Limb and Task-specific Dystonias. Frontiers in Neurology 8: 170

 47) Takanori Oku*, Shinichi Furuya* (2017) Skillful force control in expert pianists. Experimental Brain Research 235(5): 1603-1615   *: equally-contributed first authors

 46) EckartAltenmüller, ShinichiFuruya (2016) Brain plasticity and the concept of metaplasticity in skilled musicians. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology  957:197-208 

 45) Moe Hosoda, Shinichi Furuya (2016) Shared somatosensory and motor functions in musicians. Scientific Reports (in press)

 44)  Kenta Tominaga, Andre Lee, Eckart Altenmüller, Fumio Miyazaki, Shinichi Furuya (2016) Kinematic origins of motor fluctuation in expert pianists. PLoS One 11(8):e0161324

 43)  Christos Ioannou, Shinichi Furuya, Eckart Altenmüller (2016) The impact of stress on motor performance in skilled musicians suffering from focal dystonia: Physiological and psychological characteristics. Neuropsychologia 85:226-236

 42) Andre Lee, Jacob Voget, Shinichi Furuya, Masanori Morise, Eckart Altenmüller (2016) Quantification of sound instability in embouchure tremor based on the time varying fundamental frequency. Journal of Neural Transmission 123(5):515-521

 41) Christos Ioannou, Shinichi Furuya, Eckart Altenmüller (2016) Objective evaluation of performance stress in musicians with dystonia: A feasibility study. Journal of Motor Behavior 48(6) 562-572

 40) Shinichi Furuya, Takashi Hanakawa (2016) The curse of motor expertise: use-dependent focal dystonia as manifestation of maladaptive changes in body representation. Neuroscience Research 104: 112-119

 39) Shinichi Furuya, Takanori Oku, Fumio Miyazaki, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2015) Secrets of virtuoso: neuromuscular attributes of motor virtuosity in expert musicians. Scientific Reports 5:15750 PDF  

 38) Shinichi Furuya, Kenta Tominaga, Fumio Miyazaki, Eckart Altenmuller (2015) Losing the dexterity: patterns of impaired coordination of finger movements in musician's dystonia. Scientific Reports 5:13360 PDF 

 37) Shinichi FuruyaEckart Altenmüller (2015) Acquisition and reacquisition of motor coordination in musicians. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1337: 118–124

 36) Sara Winges, Shinichi Furuya (2015) Distinct digit kinematics by professional and amateur pianists. Neuroscience 284: 643–652 

 35) Andre Lee, Kenta Tominaga, Shinichi Furuya, Fumio Miyazaki, Eckart Altenmüller (2015) Electrophysiological characteristics of task-specific tremor in 22 instrumentalists. Journal of Neural Transmission 122(3): 393-401

 34) Shinichi Furuya, Matthias Klaus, Michale Nitsche, Walter Paulus, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Ceiling effects prevent further improvement of transcranial stimulation in skilled musicians. The Journal of Neuroscience 34(41):13834 - 13839 PDF 

 33) Andre Lee, Kenta Tominaga, Shinichi Furuya, Fumio Miyazaki, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Quantification of a Secondary Task-Specific Tremor in a Violinist after a Temporal Lobectomy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:559 (4 pages)

 32) Floris van Vugt, Shinichi Furuya, Henning Vauth, Hans-Christian Jabusch, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Playing beautifully when you have to be fast: spatial and temporal symmetries of movement patterns in skilled piano performance at different tempi. Experimental Brain Research 232(11): 3555-3567

 31) Andre Lee*, Shinichi Furuya*, Masanori Morise, Peter Iltius, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Quantification of instability of tone production in embouchure dystonia. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 20(11):1161-1164   *: co-first author and equally contributed

 30) Shinichi Furuya, Ayumi Nakamura, Noriko Nagata (2014) Acquisition of individuated finger movements through musical practice. Neuroscience 275C: 444-454 PDF   

 29) Andre Lee, Shinichi Furuya, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Epidemiology and treatment of 23 musicians with task specific tremor. Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders 1:5 (8 pages) 

 28) Shinichi Furuya, Ayumi Nakamura, Noriko Nagata (2014) Extraction of finger coordination pattern associated with motor learning in piano practice using principal component analysis. Neuroscience Letters 577(C) 38-44   

 27) Shinichi Furuya, Michale Nitsche, Walter Paulus, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Surmounting retraining limits in musiciansdystonia by transcranial stimulation. Annals of Neurology 75(5): 700-707

 26) Marieke van der Steen, Eva Molendijk, Eckart Altenmüller, Shinichi Furuya (2014) Expert pianists do not listen: the expertise-dependent influence of temporal perturbation on the production of sequential movements. Neuroscience  269C: 290-298 PDF  

 25) Andre Lee, Kenta Tominaga, Shinichi Furuya, Fumio Miyazaki, Eckart Altenmüller (2014) Coherence of coactivation and acceleration in task-specific primary bowing tremor. Journal of Neural Transmission 121(7):739-742

 24) Shinichi Furuya, Ayumi Nakamura, Noriko Nagata (2013) Transfer of piano practice in fast performance of skilled finger movements. BMC Neuroscience 14 (133) PDF   

 23) Andre Lee, Kenta Tominaga, Shinichi Furuya, Fumio Miyazaki, Eckart Altenmüller (2013) Task-specific tremor in violinists: evidence of coactivation in the 3-8 Hz frequency range.Movement Disorders 28(13): 1890-1892  LINK 

 22) Shinichi Furuya, Eckart Altenmüller (2013) Finger-specific loss of independent control of finger movements in musician's dystonia. Neuroscience 247C: 152-163  PDF     

 21) Sara Winges, Shinichi Furuya, Nathaniel Faber, Martha Flanders (2013) Patterns of muscle activity for digital coarticulation. Journal of Neurophysiology 110(1): 230-242  LINK  

 20) Shinichi FuruyaEckart Altenmüller (2013) Flexibility of movement organization in piano performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:173 PDF   

 19) Andre Lee, Shinichi Furuya, Matthias Karst, Eckart Altenmüller (2013) Alteration in predictability of sensory outcome of motor action in focal hand dystonia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:172 PDF   

 18) Shinichi Furuya, Michael Nitsche, Walter Paulus, Eckart Altenmüller (2013) Early optimization in finger dexterity of skilled pianists: implication of transcranial stimulation. BMC Neuroscience 14:35  PDF 

 17) Rebecca Schaefer, Shinichi Furuya, Leigh Smith, Blair Kaneshiro, Petri Toiviainen (2012) Probing neural mechanisms of music perception, cognition, and performance using multivariate decoding. Psychomusicology 22(2): 168-174  LINK  

 16) Shinichi Furuya, John Soechting (2012) Speed invariance of independent control of finger movements in pianists. Journal of Neurophysiology 108(7): 2060-2068 PDF  

 15) Shinichi Furuya, Tomoko Aoki, Hidehiro Nakahara, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2012) Individual differences in the biomechanical effect of loudness and tempo on upper-limb movements during repetitive piano keystrokes. Human Movement Science  31(1):26-39  PDF  

 14) Shinichi Furuya, Martha Flanders, John Soechting (2011) Hand kinematics of piano playing. Journal of Neurophysiology 106(6): 2849-2864  PDF  

 13) Hidehiro Nakahara, Shinichi Furuya, Tsutomu Masuko, Peter FrancisHiroshi Kinoshita (2011)  Performing music can induce greater modulation of emotion-related psychophysiological responses than listening to music. International Journal of Psychophysiology 81(3):152-158

 12) Shinichi Furuya, Tatsushi Goda, Haruhiro Katayose, Hiroyoshi Miwa, Noriko Nagata (2011) Distinct interjoint coordination during fast alternate keystrokes in pianists with superior skill. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5:50  PDF  

 11) Shinichi Furuya, Eckart Altenmüller, Haruhiro Katayose, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2010) Control of multi-joint arm movements for the manipulation of touch in keystroke by expert pianists. BMC Neuroscience 11(1):82  PDF  

 10) Shinichi Furuya, John Soechting (2010) Role of auditory feedback in the control of successive keystrokes during piano playing. Experimental Brain Research 204(2) 223-237  PDF

 9) Hidehiro Nakahara, Shinichi Furuya, Peter FrancisHiroshi Kinoshita (2010)  Psycho-physiological responses to expressive piano performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology 75(3): 268-276 LINK 

 8) Shinichi Furuya, Rieko Osu, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2009) Effective utilization of gravity during arm downswing in keystroke by expert pianists. Neuroscience 164(2) 822-831 PDF  

 7) Hidehiro Nakahara, Shinichi Furuya, Obata S, Masuko T, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2009)  Emotion-related changes in heart rate and its variability during perception and performance of music. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1169(1): 359-362  PDF   

 6) Shinichi Furuya, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2008) Expertise-dependent modulation of muscular and non-muscular torques in multi-joint arm movements during piano keystrokeNeuroscience 156(2): 390-402  PDF  

 5) Shinichi Furuya, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2008) Organization of the upper limb movement for piano key-depression differs between expert pianists and novice players. Experimental Brain Research 185 (4): 581-593  PDF  

 4) Shinichi Furuya, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2007) Roles of proximal-to-distal sequential organization of the upper limb segments in striking the keys by expert pianists. Neuroscience Letters 421(3): 264-269 PDF

 3) Hiroshi Kinoshita, Shinichi Furuya, Tomoko Aoki, Eckart Altenmüller (2007) Loudness control in pianists as exemplified in keystroke force measurements at different touches. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121(5 Pt1): 2959-2969 PDF

 2) Shinichi Furuya, Hidehiro Nakahara, Tomoko Aoki, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2006) Prevalence and causal factors of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity and trunk among Japanese pianists and piano students. Medical Problems of Performing Artists 21(3): 112-117 PDF ←  Comment and response (PDF)  

 1) Tomoko Aoki, Shinichi Furuya, Hiroshi Kinoshita (2005) Finger tapping ability in male and female pianists and nonmusician control.  Motor control 9(1): 23-39 PDF

Award

 8) Heisenberg Fellowship, DFG (2013)
 7) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2012) yrs salary & research funding
 6) Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral ResearchersAlexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011) 18 months salary & research/equipment/travel funding
 5) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2010) 18 months salary & research/equipment/travel funding
 
4) Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM):  Scholarship Winner (2009)
 3) The Japanese Society for Music Perception and Cognition: Young Investigator Award (2008)

 2) Award for JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship: Honored by JASSO as having achieved particularly outstanding results during PhD program (2008)
 
1) International Society of BiomechanicsISB Young Investigation Award, Finalist (2007)

 

Book Translation

 1) What every pianist needs to know about the body.  Thomas Mark (Author),  Shinichi Furuya (Translator), Hitomi Ono (Supervised Translator),  2006  >> Link 

Grant

 6) Research budget for Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011-2012) 9600 EUR/year
 
5) JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (2010-2011) 1,920,000 JPY (~23,000 USD)
 
4) NAKATOMI Foundation (2009) 500,000 JPY (~5,600 USD) 
 3) Travel award for participating in Neurosciences and Music III (2008)
 2) JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (2008-2010) $2,821,000 JPY (~35,000 USD)
 1) HAYAO NAKAYAMA Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture (2008-2009) 920,000 JPY (~11,000 USD)

                                                       

Academic Activity
 4) Co-guest Editor: “Sensory-motor control and learning of musical performance”  in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,  2013 (with Prof. Eckart Altenmuller)
 3) Co-organizer of symposium entitled Classification as a tool in probing neural mechanisms of music perception, cognition, and performance in ICMPC/ESCOM2012 (organizer: Rebecca Schaefer, Shinichi Furuya)
 2) Guest Editor: “Special issue on cross-disciplinary approach to embodied knowledge of human skill”  in Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics2011
 1) Ad-hoc Reviewer (J Appl Physiol, Restor Neurol Neurosci, IEEE SMC Part B, J Biomech, PLoS One, Appl Biomech, Psychol Res, Motor Control)
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