FacultySchool Psychology,Developmental Science & Health Education
Last Updated :2019/03/05

Researcher Profile and Settings


  •  - 1959 , Osaka University, Graduate School, Division of Medicine

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Childhood science, Childhood science (childhood environment science)
  • Psychology, Educational psychology

Published Papers

  • Less efficient and costly processes of frontal cortex in childhood chronic fatigue syndrome., Mizuno K, Tanaka M, Tanabe H, Joudoi T, Kawatani J, Shigihara Y, Tomoda A, Miike T, Imai-Matsumura K, Sadato N, Watanabe Y., Neuro Image Clinical, 9, 355 - 368, 09
  • Teachers’ Gaze and Awareness of Pupils’ Behavior: Using an Eye Tracker, Yamamoto T, Imai-Matsumura K, Innovative Teaching, 2, 1 - 7, 07
  • Divided attention of adolescents related to lifestyles and academic and family conditions, Mizuno K, Tanaka M, Fukuda S, Imai-Matsumura K, Watanabe Y., 35, 435 - 440, 05
  • Emotional Experience, Expression, and Regulation of High-Quality Japanese Elementary School Teachers., Hosotani, R, Imai-Matsumura, K, Teaching & Teacher Education, 27, 1039 - 1048, 08
  • Relationship between cognitive functions and prevalence of fatigue in elementary and junior high school students., Mizuno, K, Tanaka, M, Fukuda, S, Imai-Matsumura, K, Watanabe, Y, Brain & Development, 33, (6) 470 - 479, 06
  • Low visual information-processing speed and attention are predictors of fatigue in elementary and junior high school students., Mizuno K, Tanaka M, Fukuda S, Yamano E, Shigihara Y, Imai-Matsumura K, Watanabe Y., 7, (20) , 06


  • Effort-Reward Imbalance for Learning is Associated with Fatigue in School Children. , S. Fukuda, E. Yamano, T. Joudoi, K.Mizuno, M. Tanaka, J. Kawatani, M. Takano, A.Tomoda, K.Imai-Matsumura ,T.Miike, Y. Watanabe, Behavioral Medicine, 36,   2010
  • Temperament and character as predictors of fatigue-induced symptoms among school., E. Yamano, S. Fukuda, T. Joudoi, K.Mizuno,M. Tanaka, Y. Kataoka, J. Kawatani, M. Takano, A.Tomoda, K.ImaiMatsumura,T.Miike, F.Matsuda, Y. Watanabe, Comprehensive Psychiatry,   2009
  • Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Chalder Fatigue Scale among youth in Japan., M. Tanaka, S. Fukuda, K.Mizuno, K. Imai-Matsumura , T. Jodoi, J. Kawatani,M. Takano, A. Tomoda, T. Miike, Y. Watanabe, Psychological Reports, 103,   2008
  • Facial skin temperature decreases in infants with joyful expression., R.Nakanishi, K. Imai-Matsumura, Infant Behavior & Development, 31,   2008
  • Attenuated fever in pregnant rats is associated with blunted syntheses of brain cyclooxygenase-2 and PGE2., K. Imai-Matsumura, K. Matsumura, A. Terao, Y. Watanabe, American Journal of Physiology, 283
  • Alteration by maternal pinealectomy of fetal and neonatal melatonin and dopamine D1 receptor binding in the suprachiasmatic nuclei., N. Naitoh, Yu. Watanabe, K. Matsumura, I. Murai, K. Kobayashi, K. Imai-Matsumura, H. Ohtuka, K. Takagi, Y. Miyake, K. Satoh, Y. Watanabe, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 253, (3) 850 - 854,   1998
  • Pronounced juvenile circadian core temperature rhythms exist in several strains of rats but not in rabbits., B. Nuesslein-Hildesheim, K. Imai-Matsumura, H. Doring, I.Schmidt, J. Comp. Physiol. B, 165,   1995
  • Juvenile circadian core temperature rhythm in Wistar and lean (FA/-) Zucker rat pups., K. Imai-Matsumura, R.Kaul, I.Schmidt, Physiol. & Behav., 57, (1) 135 - 139,   1995
  • Mapping of prostaglanding E2 blinding sites in rat brain using quantitative autoradiography., K. Matsumura, Y. Watanabe, K. Imai-Matsumura, M. Connolly, Y.Koyama, H. Onoue, Y. Watanabe, Brain Research, 581, (2) 292 - 298,   1991
  • Suppression of cold-induced thermogenesis in full-term pregnants rats., K. Imai-Matsumura, K. Matsumura, A. Morimoto, T. Nakayama, J. Physiol., 425,   1990
  • Maternal thermal stimulation changes metabolic activity in fetal hypothalamus., K. Imai-Matsumura, A. Morimoto, N. Murakami, T. Nakayama, Brain Res., 513,   1990
  • Metabolic activation of the fetal rat brain., A. Morimoto, K. Imai-Matsumura, N. Murakami, Neuroscience Letters, 111,   1990
  • Thermal responses of ventromedial hypothalamic neurons in vivo and in vitro., K.Imai-Matsumura, K.Matsumura, C.Tsai, T.Nakayama, Brain Res., 445,   1988
  • The central efferent mechanism of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis induced by preoptic cooling., K.Imai-Matsumura, T.Nakayama, Can. J. Physiol. Phamacol., 65,   1987
  • Involvement of ventromedial hypothalamic in brown adipose tissue thermogenesis induced by preoptic cooling in rats., K. Imai-Matsumura, K. Matsumura, T.Nakayama, Japanese Journal of Physiology, 34, (5) 939 - 943,   1984
  • Response of glucose-responsive ventromedial hypothalamic neurons to scrotral and preoptic thermal stimulation in rats., T. Nakayama, K. Imai-Matsumura, Neurosci. Lett., 45,   1984
  • Responses of hypotalamic and thalamic neurons to noxious and scrotal thermal stimulations in rats., K. Kanosue, T. Nakayama, Y. Ishikawa, K. Imai-Matsumura, Journal of thermal Biology, 9,   1984
  • Responses of lateral hypothalamic neurons to scrotal and preoptic thermal stimulation in rats., K. Imai-Matsumura, T. Nakayama, Neurosci. Lett., 35,   1983
  • Neuromuscular blocking in acutely tatanus intoxicated mice., N. Sugimoto, M. Matsuda, Y. Ohnuki, T.Nakayama, K. Imai, Biken Journal, 25, (1) 21 - 28,   1983
  • Dynamic response of preoptic and hypothalamic neurons to scrotal thermal stimulation in rats., T. Nakayama, K. Kanosue, Y. Ishikawa, K. Matsumura, K. Imai, Pflugers Archiv, 396,   1982
  • Effects of preoptic thermal stimulation on the venromedial hypothalamic neurons in rats., T. Nakayama, K. Yamamoto, Y. Ishikawa, K. Imai, Neuroscience Letters, 26,   1981

Books etc

  • Feeding the Brain,   1991
  • New Encyclopedia of Pediatrics and Related Medical Sciences,   1986
  • Thermal Physiology, Raven Press(New York),   1984

Research Grants & Projects

  • Brain Science & Education, Designated Researches (National Research and Development Program Specified Research)
  • Development of Emotional Intelligence in elementary school, Designated Researches (National Research and Development Program Specified Research)
  • Self-control in preschool and first-grade children
  • Emotional development & Social emotional learning, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

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