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MIURA, Akito
 
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Affiliation
Faculty of Human Sciences, School of Human Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor

Concurrent Post

  • Faculty of Human Sciences   School of Human Sciences (Online Degree Program)

  • Faculty of Human Sciences   Graduate School of Human Sciences

Education

  • 2009.04
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    2012.03

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  

  • 2007.04
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    2009.03

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  

  • 2003.04
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    2007.03

    Waseda University   School of Sport Sciences  

Degree

  • 東京大学   博士(学術)

Research Experience

  • 2019.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Human Sciences

  • 2017.09
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    2019.03

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • 2015.09
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    2017.09

    Waseda University   Faculty of Sport Sciences

  • 2013.04
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    2015.09

    日本学術振興会   特別研究員(PD)

  • 2014.06
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    2015.03

    モンペリエ大学(仏)EuroMov研究所   客員研究員

  • 2011.04
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    2013.03

    日本学術振興会   特別研究員(DC2→PD)

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Research Areas

  • Experimental psychology

  • Social psychology

  • Kansei informatics

  • Cognitive science

  • Physical education, and physical and health education

  • Sports sciences

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Research Interests

  • パフォーマンス

  • ダンス

Papers

  • Involvement of global coordinative structure in achieving the local pendulum swinging task

    Yusuke Yagai, Akito Miura, Hiroyuki Mishima, Nobuhiro Furuyama

    PLOS ONE   17 ( 2 ) e0262525 - e0262525  2022.02  [Refereed]

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    In the literature on inter-limb coordination, the coordination among ‘‘focal’’ body parts (i.e., the two limbs) directly engaged in a pendulum swinging task has been studied by immobilizing other body parts to reduce “noise,” while putting aside questions of how one maintains posture while performing the task. However, in practical performance of musical instruments, for example, performers must coordinate different body parts in sync with the music while maintaining the whole body’s balance. This study demonstrates the effectiveness and necessity of understanding inter-limb coordination in whole-body coordination. Participants were asked to move two pendulums either in sync or alternatively with metronome beeps under two conditions: immobile (fixed forearms) and mobile (forearms not fixed). The explorative analyses focused on whether and how coordinative structures emerged and whether the degree of task achievement differed according to the phase mode, frequency, and mobility conditions. The motion similarity and phase difference between different parts and the pendulums showed that task-specific coordinative structures emerged in both immobile and mobile conditions. In the in-phase mobile condition, the emergent coordinative structure may have improved task achievement, shown by the phase difference between the left and right pendulums. These findings suggest that the global coordinative structure is involved in achieving the local pendulum swinging task.

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  • Vocal interaction during rhythmic joint action stabilizes interpersonal coordination and individual movement timing

    Kohei Miyata, Manuel Varlet, Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Peter E. Keller

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General   150 ( 2 ) 385 - 394  2021.02  [Refereed]

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  • Correlation between degree of hallux valgus and kinematics in classical ballet: A pilot study

    Haruka Seki, Akito Miura, Nahoko Sato, Jun Yuda, Toshiko Shimauchi

    PLOS ONE   15 ( 4 ) e0231015  2020.04  [Refereed]

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  • Practice motions performed during preperformance preparation drive the actual motion of golf putting

    Yumiko Hasegawa, Akito Miura, Keisuke Fujii

    Frontiers in Psychology   11   Article 513  2020.03  [Refereed]

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  • Changes in theatre acting caused by repetition

    Hughes Yumi, Miura Akito, Mukai Kae, Kudo Kazutoshi

    Cognitive Studies: Bulletin of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society   27 ( 1 ) 13 - 17  2020

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  • State anxiety and low-frequency heart rate variability in high-level amateur golfers while putting under pressure

    Yumiko Hasegawa, Katsuhiro Sumi, Akito Miura

    International Journal of Sport and Health Science   18   144 - 153  2020  [Refereed]

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  • Motor control of practice and actual strokes by professional and amateur golfers differ but feature a distance-dependent control strategy

    Yumiko Hasegawa, Keisuke Fujii, Akito Miura, Keiko Yokoyama, Yuji Yamamoto

    European Journal of Sport Science   19 ( 9 ) 1204 - 1213  2019.10  [Refereed]  [International journal]

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    We explored how practice and actual putting strokes differed between professionals and high-level golf amateurs, and how practice strokes reflected subtle differences in putting distances. We analysed swing amplitude, impact velocity, and acceleration profile of the club-head. The acceleration profiles showed that the motor control pattern of the practice stroke differed from that of the actual stroke. To clarify the effects of different putting distances on the practice stroke and to analyse how much the actual stroke could be explained by the practice stroke, we conducted individual regression analyses. The practice strokes of all participants could be divided into three strategies and five types by the coefficient of determination and the slope. This implies that the purpose of the practice stroke varied among golfers. Most golfers used the individual velocity criteria in their practice strokes, which resulted in different putting distances based on their criteria. Unexpectedly, we found no significant difference in skill level between professionals and high-level amateurs. The results of this study imply that the practice stroke does not duplicate the actual stroke, even for professional golfers with excellent skills. However, most high-level golfers adopted distance-dependent control strategies for slightly different putting distances.

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  • Accent stabilizes 1:2 sensorimotor synchronization of rhythmic knee flexion-extension movement in upright stance

    Takahide Etani, Akito Miura, Masahiro Okano, Masahiro Shinya, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Frontiers in Psychology   10   Article 888  2019.04  [Refereed]

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  • Interaction between movement and environmental information

    Akito Miura, Kae Mukai, Azusa Yokoyama, Takahide Etani, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Journal of the Society of Biomechanisms Japan   43 ( 3 ) 161 - 166  2019  [Refereed]  [Invited]

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  • The effect of pairing individuals with different social skills on interpersonal motor coordination

    Kae Mukai, Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Seijiro Tsutsui

    Frontiers in Psychology   9   Article 1708  2018.09  [Refereed]

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  • Upper rate limits for one-to-one auditory–motor coordination involving whole-body oscillation: a study of street dancers and non-dancers

    Akito Miura, Shinya Fujii, Masahiro Okano, Kazutoshi Kudo, Kimitaka Nakazawa

    The Journal of Experimental Biology   221 ( 16 ) jeb179457  2018.08  [Refereed]

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  • Interpersonal visual interaction induces local and global stabilisation of rhythmic coordination

    Kohei Miyata, Manuel Varlet, Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Peter E. Keller

    Neuroscience Letters   682   132 - 136  2018.08  [Refereed]

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  • Modulation of individual auditory-motor coordination dynamics through interpersonal visual coupling

    Kohei Miyata, Manuel Varlet, Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Peter E. Keller

    Scientific Reports   7 ( 1 ) 16220  2017.12  [Refereed]

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    The current study investigated whether visual coupling between two people producing dance-related movements (requiring whole-body auditory-motor coordination) results in interpersonal entrainment and modulates individual auditory-motor coordination dynamics. Paired participants performed two kinds of coordination tasks - either knee flexion or extension repeatedly with metronome beats (Flexion-on-the-beat and Extension-on-the-beat conditions) while standing face-to-face or back-to-back to manipulate visual interaction. The results indicated that the relative phases between paired participants' movements were closer to 0° and less variable when participants could see each other. In addition, visibility of the partner reduced individual differences in the dynamics of auditory-motor coordination by modulating coordination variability and the frequency of phase transitions from Extension-on-the-beat to Flexion-on-the-beat. Together, these results indicate that visual coupling takes place when paired participants can see each other and leads to interpersonal entrainment during rhythmic auditory-motor coordination, which compensates for individual differences via behavioural assimilation and thus enables individuals to achieve unified and cohesive performances.

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  • Resolution of low-velocity control in golf putting differentiates professionals from amateurs

    Yumiko Hasegawa, Keisuke Fujii, Akito Miura, Yuji Yamamoto

    Journal of Sports Sciences   35 ( 13 ) 1239 - 1246  2017  [Refereed]

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    It is difficult for humans to apply small amounts of force precisely during motor control. However, experts who have undergone extended training are thought to be able to control low-velocity movement with precision. We investigated the resolution of motor control in golf putting. A total of 10 professional and 10 high-level amateur golfers participated. Putting distances were 0.6-3.3 m, in increments of 0.3 m. We measured the impact velocity and the club-face angle at impact, and the acceleration profile of the downswing. The professionals showed significantly smaller coefficients of variation with respect to impact velocity and smaller root mean square errors in relation to acceleration profiles than did the amateurs. To examine the resolution of motor control for impact velocity, we investigated intra-participant differences in the impact velocity of the club head at two adjacent distances. We found that professionals had higher velocity precision when putting small distance intervals than did amateurs. That is, professionals had higher resolution of low-velocity control than did high-level amateurs. Our results suggest that outstanding performance at a task involves the ability to recognise small distinctions and to produce appropriate movements.

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  • Finger-to-beat coordination skill of non-dancers, street dancers, and the world champion of a street-dance competition

    Akito Miura, Shinya Fujii, Masahiro Okano, Kazutoshi Kudo, Kimitaka Nakazawa

    Frontiers in Psychology   7   Article 542  2016.04  [Refereed]

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  • 動きにひそむ同期現象を探る : 自然科学と哲学の協奏 (特集 自己組織化するからだ)

    三浦哲都, 林洋輔

    体育の科学   66 ( 10 ) 738 - 742  2016  [Refereed]  [Invited]

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  • Motor control of rhythmic dance from a dynamical systems perspective: A review

    Akito Miura, Shinya Fujii, Yuji Yamamoto, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Journal of Dance Medicine & Science   19 ( 1 ) 11 - 21  2015.03  [Refereed]

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  • 03心-25-口-08 ゴルファーのパッティング距離に対する認識と行為の分化(03 体育心理学,一般研究発表,2020東京オリンピック・パラリンピックと体育・スポーツ科学研究)

    長谷川 弓子, 藤井 慶輔, 三浦 哲都, 山本 裕二

    日本体育学会大会予稿集   66   122 - 122  2015

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  • Effects of long-term practice on coordination between different joint motions in street dancers

    Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Tatsuyuki Ohtsuki, Kimitaka Nakazawa

    Arts Biomechanics   2   55 - 65  2014  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author, Corresponding author

  • Preparation and control of quick and fast movements: Neurophysiological and dynamical perspectives

    Kazutoshi Kudo, Masaya Hirashima, Akito Miura

    The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine   3 ( 1 ) 73 - 83  2014  [Refereed]

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  • Differences in trunk rotation during baseball batting between skilled players and unskilled novices

    Hiroki Nakata, Akito Miura, Michiko Yoshie, Takatoshi Higuchi, Kazutoshi Kudo

    The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine   3 ( 4 ) 457 - 466  2014  [Refereed]

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  • Action–perception coordination dynamics of whole-body rhythmic movement in stance: A comparison study of street dancers and non-dancers

    Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Kimitaka Nakazawa

    Neuroscience Letters   544   157 - 162  2013.06  [Refereed]

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  • Electromyographic analysis of lower limbs during baseball batting

    Hiroki Nakata, Akito Miura, Michiko Yoshie, Kazuyuki Kanosue, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research   27 ( 5 ) 1179 - 1187  2013.05  [Refereed]

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  • Relationship between muscle cocontraction and proficiency in whole-body sensorimotor synchronization: A comparison study of street dancers and nondancers

    Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Tatsuyuki Ohtsuki, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Kimitaka Nakazawa

    Motor Control   17 ( 1 ) 18 - 33  2013.01  [Refereed]

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  • Motor learning research from two different approaches

    Akito Miura

      40 ( 2 ) 221 - 228  2013  [Refereed]  [Invited]

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  • Differences in the head movement during baseball batting between skilled players and novices

    Hiroki Nakata, Akito Miura, Michiko Yoshie, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research   26 ( 10 ) 2632 - 2640  2012.10  [Refereed]

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  • Electromyographic activity of lower limbs to stop baseball batting

    Hiroki Nakata, Akito Miura, Michiko Yoshie, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research   26 ( 6 ) 1461 - 1468  2012.06  [Refereed]

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  • Coordination modes in sensorimotor synchronization of whole-body movement: A study of street dancers and non-dancers

    Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo, Tatsuyuki Ohtsuki, Hiroaki Kanehisa

    Human Movement Science   30 ( 6 ) 1260 - 1271  2011.12  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author, Corresponding author

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    This study investigated whole-body sensorimotor synchronization (SMS) in street dancers and non-dancers. Two kinds of knee bending movement in a standing position to a metronome beat were explored in terms of stability under different movement frequencies: down-movement condition (knee flexion on the beat) and up-movement condition (knee extension on the beat). Analyses of phase relation between movement and beat revealed several distinct differences between the down- and up-movement conditions, and between dancers and non-dancers. In both groups under the up-movement condition, deviation from intended phase relation at higher beat rates, and enhanced fluctuations were observed. The deviation from intended phase relation under up-movement condition, and movement fluctuations were greater in non-dancers than in dancers. Moreover, subjective difficulty rating revealed that both groups felt that the up-movement condition was more difficult at higher beat rates. These findings suggest that down and up movements are two distinguishable coordination modes in whole-body coordination, and that street dancers have superior whole-body SMS ability. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

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  • Neurophysiological and Dynamical Control Principles Underlying Variable and Stereotyped Movement Patterns During Motor Skill Acquisition

    Kazutoshi Kudo, Makoto Miyazaki, Hirofumi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Kadota, Shinya Fujii, Akito Miura, Michiko Yoshie, Hiroki Nakata

    Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics   15 ( 8 ) 942 - 953  2011.10  [Refereed]

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    While novices who are unfamiliar to a new motor skill typically show variable and unstable movements, highly skilled experts show a stable and accurate performance. These distinct differences in motor control between experts and novices have led researchers to hypothesize that neuromotor noise is reduced in the process of motor skill acquisition. On the other hand, it should be noted that novices’ movements have other characteristics; they are habituated and stereotyped. In this review, we discuss the principles governing spatiotemporal organization of movements in novices and experts while solving specific motor problems under varied conditions, by introducing experimental and theoretical studies that use neurophysiological techniques such as electromyography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, and mathematical models such as stochastic and dynamical models. On the basis of the findings from a variety of perceptual-motor skills (e.g., ballthrowing, badminton smash, long-distance running, piano and drum performance, street dance, a popular hand game of rock-paper-scissors, and temporal order judgement task), we argue that the novices’ characteristic movement patterns were organized under specific constraints and typical strategy, without which the variability would increase even more, while experts’ movements were organized with functional and compensatory variability that can drive out erroneous noise variability. We also showed that in a particular type of interlimb coordination, skilled and unskilled movement patterns could be seamlessly described as the time evolution of nonlinear and self-organized dynamical systems, suggesting that the dynamical systems approach is a major candidate for understanding the principle underlying organization of experts’ and novices’ movements.

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  • Characteristics of the athletes' brain: Evidence from neurophysiology and neuroimaging

    Hiroki Nakata, Michiko Yoshie, Akito Miura, Kazutoshi Kudo

    Brain Research Reviews   62 ( 2 ) 197 - 211  2010.03  [Refereed]

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    We review research on athletes' brains based on data obtained using non-invasive neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods
    these data pertain to cognitive processing of visual, auditory, and somatosensory (tactile) stimulation as well as to motor processing, including preparation, execution, and imagery. It has been generally accepted that athletes are faster, stronger, able to jump higher, more accurate, more efficient, more consistent, and more automatic in their sports performances than non-athletes. These claims have been substantiated by neuroscientific evidence of the mechanisms underlying the plastic adaptive changes in the neuronal circuits of the brains of athletes. Reinforced neural networks and plastic changes are induced by the acquisition and execution of compound motor skills during extensive daily physical training that requires quick stimulus discrimination, decision making, and specific attention. In addition, it is likely that the manner of neuronal modulation differs among sports. We also discuss several problems that should be addressed in future studies. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.

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Misc

Awards

  • 研究会優秀賞

    2020.06   一般社団法人人工知能学会  

    Winner: 井川大樹, 三浦哲都, 工藤和俊

  • 日本認知科学会大会賞

    2019.09   日本認知科学会  

    Winner: ヒュース由美, 三浦哲都, 向井香瑛, 工藤和俊

  • 原島賞

    2019.09   日本顔学会  

    Winner: 向井香瑛, 三浦哲都, 横山梓, 小池耕彦, 工藤和俊

  • 奨励賞

    2019.03   日本ダンス医科学研究会  

    Winner: 横山梓, 三浦哲都, 向井香瑛, 工藤和俊

  • トレーニング科学研究賞奨励賞

    2017.10   日本トレーニング科学会  

    Winner: 三浦哲都, Varlet Manuel, 紅林亘, 礒繁雄, 彼末一之

  • Progress in Motor Control Scholarship

    2011.07   International Society of Motor Control  

    Winner: Akito Miura

  • YMFS特別チャレンジャー賞

    2011.03   公益財団法人ヤマハ発動機スポーツ振興財団  

    Winner: 三浦哲都

  • トレーニング科学研究賞

    2010.12   日本トレーニング科学会  

    Winner: 三浦哲都, 工藤和俊, 中澤公孝

  • Student Travel Grant

    2010.10   International Association for Dance Medicine & Science  

    Winner: Akito Miura

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Specific Research

  • 外反母趾とバレエテクニックの関係

    2019  

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    本課題研究は学術系クラウドファンディングサイト「academist(アカデミスト)」課題名「科学の知見に基づく指導法をバレエの世界に届けたい」によるプロジェクトの一部を担うものである。バレエダンサーは外反母趾の罹患率が高く、外反母趾は職業病であるという認識が一般的である。指導の現場では、外反母趾は間違ったバレエのテクニックから生じるとされているが、それらの運動学的な関係は十分に検証されていない。そこで本研究では、バレエダンサーが様々なバレエテクニックを行う際の運動を計測し、外反母趾の程度との関連を調査することを目的とした。これまでに予備実験を行い本実験における実験条件を詳細に検討した。

 

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Committee Memberships

  • 2021.01
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    Journal of Dance Medicine & Science  Editorial board member

  • 2019.04
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    Advances in cognitive psychology  Editorial board member

  • 2021.04
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    日本体育学会  体育学研究編集委員