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Shigekazu HIGUCHI Last modified date:2017.05.17

Professor / Physiological Anthropology
Department of Human Science
Faculty of Design


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Phone
092-553-4523
Fax
092-553-4523
Academic Degree
Ph.D
Field of Specialization
Physiological Anthropology, Ergonomics, Sleep and Circadian rhythm, Neuroscience, Knasei Science
Research
Research Interests
  • Study on psychophysiological effects of light (Study on Individual differences )
    keyword : light, circadian rhythm, melatonin, individual difference
    2010.04.
  • human sleep in modern society -variation and biological significance-
    keyword : sleep, memory, shiftwork, Children, melatonin
    2010.04.
  • Brain function of human empathy
    keyword : empathy, neuroscience, mirror neuron
    2008.04.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Nicholas Mascie-taylor(編集), Akira Yasukouchi(編集), Stanley Ulijaszek(編集), Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field, Crc Pr I Llc, 「Human adaptation to natural and artificial light -variation in circadian photosensitivity –」(pp69-84)を担当, 2010.03.
Papers
1. Higuchi S, Lee SI, Kozaki K, Tanaka I, Late circadian phase in adults and children is correlated with use of high color temperature light at home at night, Chronobiol Int, 33, 4, 2016.03, [URL].
2. Higuchi S, Nagafuchi Y, Lee SI, Harada T, Influence of light at night on melatonin suppression in children., J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 99, 9, 2014.09, [URL].
3. Lee SI, Hida A, Tsujimura S, Morita T, Mishima K, Higuchi S, Association between melanopsin gene polymorphism (I394T) and pupillary light reflex is dependent on light wavelength, J Physiol Anthropol, 12;32:16, 2013.10, [URL].
4. Higuchi S, Hida A, Tsujimura S, Mishima K, Lee SI, Kinjo Y, Miyahira M, Melanopsin Gene Polymorphism I394T Is Associated with Pupillary Light Responses in a Dose-Dependent Manner, PLOS ONE, 8(3): e60310, 2013.03.
5. Motomura Y, Kitamura S, Oba K, Terasawa Y, Enomoto M, Katayose Y, Hida A, Moriguchi Y, Higuchi S, Mishima K, Sleep Debt Elicits Negative Emotional Reaction through Diminished Amygdala-Anterior Cingulate Functional Connectivity, PLOS ONE, 8(2):e56578, 2013.02.
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7. Hida A, Kusanagi H, Satoh K, Kato T, Matsumoto Y, Echizenya M, Shimizu T, Higuchi S, Mishima K, Expression profiles of PERIOD1, 2, and 3 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from older subjects, Life Sci, 84 (1-2): 33-37, 2009.01, [URL].
8. Higuchi S, Ishibashi K, Aritake S, Enomoto M, Hida A, Tamura T, Kozaki T, Motohashi Y, Kazuo M, Inter-individual difference in pupil size correlates to suppression of melatonin by exposure to light, Neurosci Lett, 2008.07, [URL].
9. Higuchi S, Motohashi Y, Ishibashi K, Maeda T, Influence of eye colors of Caucasians and Asians on suppression of nocturnal melatonin secretion by light, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 292, R2352-2356, 2007.06, [URL].
10. Higuchi S, Motohashi Y, Maeda T, Ishibashi K, Less exposure to daily ambient light in winter increases sensitivity of melatonin to light suppression, Chronobiol Int, 24 (1), 31-43, 2007.01, [URL].
11. Higuchi S, Motohashi Y, Liu Y, Maeda A, Effects of Playing a Computer Game Using a Bright Display on Pre-Sleep Physiological Variables, Sleep Latency, Slow Wave Sleep and REM Sleep, J Sleep Res, 14(3): 267-273, 2005.09, [URL].
12. Higuchi S, Motohashi Y, Liu Y, Ahara M, Kaneko Y, Effects of VDT tasks with a bright display at night on melatonin, core temperature, heart rate, and sleepiness, J Appl Physiol, 94(5): 1773-1776, 2003.05, [URL].
Presentations
1. Higuchi S, Light and Circadian Rhythms, The 11th Joint Workshop on Machine Perception and Robotics (MPR2015), 2015.11.27.
2. Nishimura Y, Suematsu A, Ikeda Y, Isoda K, Hisanaga I, Kim Y, Higuchi S, Effects of Imitating Experience on Brain Activities while Observing Images with Implied Motions, The 12th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 2015.10.28.
3. Higuchi S, Effects of Light at Night on Melatonin Suppression and Circadian Phase in Children., The 12th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 2015.10.29.
4. Higuchi S, Ota H, Phenotypic variations in non-visual effects of light associated with melanopsin and clock gene polymorphism in human, International Symposium on Human Adaptation to Environment and Whole-body Coordination, 2015.03.16.
5. Higuchi S, Effects of light before bed time on melatonin suppression and circadian phase in children , 光生物・光化学応用研究フォーラム, 2014.10.11.
6. Higuchi S, Lee Si, Nagafuchi Y, Harada K, ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CIRCADIAN PHASE AND LIGHT BEFORE BEDTIME IN JAPANESE CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS, 19th CONGRESS of the EUROPEAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ヨーロッパ人類学会), 2014.08.26.
7. Higuchi S, Lee Si, Nagafuchi Y, Harada T, Comparison of light -induced melatonin suppression in children and adults., SLTBR 26th Annual Meeting, 2014.06.29.
8. Lee Si, Higuchi S, Association between genetic polymorphism of melanopsin photoreceptor and sleep/wake timing, 国際人類学民族科学連合(IUAES), 2014.05.16.
9. Shigekazu HIGUCHI, Association between melanopsin gene polymorphism and non-visual response to light, SLTBR Annual Meetings, 2012.06.26.