MIURA, Akito



Faculty of Human Sciences, School of Human Sciences

Job title

Associate Professor

Concurrent Post 【 display / non-display

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

  • Faculty of Human Sciences   Graduate School of Human Sciences

Education 【 display / non-display

  • 2009.04

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  

  • 2007.04

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  

  • 2003.04

    Waseda University   School of Sport Sciences  

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • 東京大学   博士(学術)

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2019.04

    Waseda University   Faculty of Human Sciences

  • 2017.09

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • 2015.09

    Waseda University   Faculty of Sport Sciences

  • 2013.04

    日本学術振興会   特別研究員(PD)

  • 2014.06

    モンペリエ大学(仏)EuroMov研究所   客員研究員

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Sports sciences

  • Physical education, and physical and health education

  • Social psychology

  • Experimental psychology

  • Kansei informatics

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Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • パフォーマンス

  • ダンス

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • 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     (in press)  2020.08  [Refereed]  [International journal]

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    Because work songs are ubiquitous around the world, singing while working and performing a task with a coactor is presumably beneficial for both joint action and individual task performance. The present study investigated the impact of interpersonal rhythmic vocal interaction on interpersonal phase relations and on individual motor timing performance, which was evaluated by a synchronization-continuation paradigm requiring whole-body movement with or without visual contact. Participants repeated the syllable "tah" or remained silent in a manipulation of vocal interaction, and they were oriented toward or away from their partner to manipulate visual interaction. Results indicated the occurrence of spontaneous interpersonal coordination, evidenced by interpersonal phase relations that were closer to 0° and less variable when participants interacted both visually and vocally. At the individual level, visual interaction increased the variability of synchronization with the metronome but did not modulate the variability of continuation movements, whereas vocal interaction helped to decrease the variability of synchronization and continuation movements. Visual interaction therefore degraded individual movement timing while vocal interaction improved it. Communication via the auditory modality may play a compensatory role in naturalistic contexts where visual contact has potential destabilizing effects. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).

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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 - e0231015  2020.04  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Corresponding author


  • 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]


  • 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]

    Authorship:Last author


  • 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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Awards 【 display / non-display

  • 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

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Specific Research 【 display / non-display

  • 外反母趾とバレエテクニックの関係


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Syllabus 【 display / non-display

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Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2021.01

    Journal of Dance Medicine & Science  Editorial board member

  • 2019.04

    Advances in cognitive psychology  Editorial board member

  • 2021.04

    日本体育学会  体育学研究編集委員