Department of Psychology, Keio University


Koji Toda (Assistant Professor)


Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior, Animal Psychology, Kansei, Behavioral, and Brain Science

Introduction of my research

I study the animal "mind" using psychological and neurobiological approaches.


Mita Laboratory B105 (TEL:23352)
Access to Mita Campus:HERE

Main publications / articles

Toda, K., Lusk, NA., Watson, GD., Kim, N., Lu, D., Li, HE., Meck, WH. & Yin, HH. (2017). Nigrotectal stimulation stops interval timing in mice. Current Biology. 27, 3763-3770.

Rodriguez, E., Sakurai, K., Xu, J., Chen, Y., Toda, K., Zhao, S., Han BX., Ryu, D., Yin, H., Liedtke, W. & Wang, F. (2017). A craniofacial-specific monosynaptic circuit enables heightened affective pain. Nature Neuroscience, 20, 1734-1743.

Chang, SWC., Fagan, NA., Toda, K., Utevsky, AV. Pearson, JM. & Platt, ML. (2015). Neural mechanisms of social decision-making in the primate amygdala. PNAS, 112, 16012–16017.

Drucker, CB., Carlson, ML., Toda, K., DeWind, NK. & Platt, ML. (2015). Non-invasive primate head restraint using thermoplastic masks. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 253, 90-100.

Toda, K. & Platt, ML. (2015). Animal Cognition: Monkeys pass the mirror test. Current Biology, 25, R64-R66.

Toda, K., Yamane, S. & Yamamoto, S. (2014). Measuring the actual timing of liquid-reward delivery using a thermistor. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 229, 108-113.

Inaba, K., Mizuhiki, T., Setogawa, T., Toda, K., Richmond, BJ. & Shidara, M. (2013). Neurons in monkey dorsal raphe nucleus code beginning and progress of step-by step schedule, reward expectation and amount of reward outcome in the reward schedule task. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 3477-3491.

Toda, K., Sugase-Miyamoto, Y., Mizuhiki, T., Inaba, K., Richmond, BJ. & Shidara, M. (2012). Differential encoding of factors influencing predicted reward value in monkey rostral anterior cingulate cortex. PLoS ONE, 7, e30190.

Mizuhiki, T., Inaba, K., Setogawa, T., Toda, K., Ozaki, S. & Shidara, M. (2012). The influence of passband limiting on the waveform of extracellular action potential. Neuroscience Research, 72, 214-220.

Toda, K. & Watanabe, S. (2008). Discrimination of moving video images of self by pigeons (Columba livia). Animal Cognition, 11, 699-705.

Academic societies/organizations

The Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, The Japan Neuroscience Society, The Physiology Society of Japan Society for Neuroscience, Society for Social Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society, Timing Research Forum,


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