Professor Professor Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi

Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi

Associate Professor


St. George (downtown)

CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Animal Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology


Ph.D. University of Tokyo 2006
M.Sc. University of Tokyo 2003
B.Sc. University of Tokyo 2001

Titles and Honors

Early Researcher Awards, Ministry of Ontario
Young Investigator Award, Japan Neuroscience Society

Primary Undergraduate Department


Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology

Research Description

My research program aims to understand how the cortical network stores a permanent record of daily experiences and how it deteriorates in memory disorders.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 416-978-6570
Office: SS4033

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology
University of Toronto
100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Visit lab’s website



Lateral entorhinal cortex supports the development of prefrontal network activity that bridges temporally discontiguous stimuli

Yu X(, Yu J, Choi A, Takehara‐Nishiuchi K
2021, Hippocampus, 10.1002/hipo.23389

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Entorhinal cortex and consolidated memory

Takehara-Nishiuchi K
2014, Neuroscience research, 24642278

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Unilateral lateral entorhinal inactivation impairs memory expression in trace eyeblink conditioning

Tanninen SE, Morrissey MD, Takehara-Nishiuchi K
2013, PloS one, 8, e84543, 24367674

The cortical structure of consolidated memory: a hypothesis on the role of the cingulate-entorhinal cortical connection

Insel N, Takehara-Nishiuchi K
2013, Neurobiology of learning and memory, 106, 343-50, 23911917

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Coupling of prefrontal gamma amplitude and theta phase is strengthened in trace eyeblink conditioning

Shearkhani O, Takehara-Nishiuchi K
2013, Neurobiology of learning and memory, 100, 117-26, 23267870

Activation patterns in superficial layers of neocortex change between experiences independent of behavior, environment, or the hippocampus

Takehara-Nishiuchi K, Insel N, Hoang LT, Wagner Z, Olson K, Chawla MK, Burke SN, Barnes CA
2013, Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 23, 2225-34, 22806267

Functional dissociation within the entorhinal cortex for memory retrieval of an association between temporally discontiguous stimuli

Morrissey MD, Maal-Bared G, Brady S, Takehara-Nishiuchi K
2012, The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 32, 5356-61, 22514300

Increased Entorhinal-Prefrontal Theta Synchronization Parallels Decreased Entorhinal-Hippocampal Theta Synchronization during Learning and Consolidation of Associative Memory

Takehara-Nishiuchi K, Maal-Bared G, Morrissey MD
2011, Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 5, 90, 22319482

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Spontaneous changes of neocortical code for associative memory during consolidation

Takehara-Nishiuchi K, McNaughton BL
2008, Science (New York, N.Y.), 322, 960-3, 18988855

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Systems consolidation requires postlearning activation of NMDA receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex in trace eyeblink conditioning

Takehara-Nishiuchi K, Nakao K, Kawahara S, Matsuki N, Kirino Y
2006, The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 26, 5049-58, 16687496

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NMDA receptor-dependent processes in the medial prefrontal cortex are important for acquisition and the early stage of consolidation during trace, but not delay eyeblink conditioning

Takehara-Nishiuchi K, Kawahara S, Kirino Y
2005, Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), 12, 606-14, 16322362

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