TOYOSHIMA, Michimasa

Title Junior Assistant Professor
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Division Psychology
Research Field Experimental Psychology, Neuroethology, Behavioral Neuroscience
Undergraduate Program College of Psychology
Graduate School Program (Main)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Experience-dependent modulations of social behaviors in rats
Neural mechanisms underlying social and emotional behaviors reflecting internal affective states including empathy and loneliness

Publications/Major Achievements
  • Toyoshima, M., Okuda, E., Hasegawa, N., Kaseda, K., Yamada, K., (2022). Socially transferred stress experience modulates social affective behaviors in rats, Neuroscience, Vol. 502, pp. 68-76.
  • Toyoshima, M., Mitsui, K., Yamada, K., (2021). Prior stress experience modulates social preference for stressed conspecifics in male rats, Neuroscience Letters, Vol. 765, 136253.
  • Takahashi, K., Toyoshima, M., Ichitani, Y., Yamada, K., (2020). Enhanced methamphetamine- induced conditioned place preference in risk-taking rats, Behavioral Brain Research, Vol. 378, 112299.
  • Toyoshima, M., Yamada, K., Sugita, M., Ichitani, Y., (2018). Social enrichment improves social recognition memory in male rats, Animal Cognition, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 345-351.
Scientific Membership

Society for Neuroscience
International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
The Japan Neuroscience Society
The Japanese Society for Animal Psychology
Japanese Society for Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology
Japanese Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Social and Outreach Activity
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