Shozo Tobimatsu, MD, PhD Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan Shozo Tobimatsu was born in Saga Prefecture, Japan, in 1955. He received the Medical degree and the Ph.D. degree from the Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1979 and 1985, respectively. Since 1979, S. Tobimatsu has been working on Clinical Neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute of Kyushu University with collaborating with Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. From 1985 to 1987, he was a Research Associate at the Department of Neurology, Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago (USA). He investigated the neural sources of pattern electroretinograpy of cats. In 1991, he became a Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute of Kyushu University. From 1999, S. Tobimatsu is a Professor and Chairman, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute of Kyushu University. From 2006, he is a Vice Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University. He is mainly interested in higher brain functions, especially in parallel visual processing. He has measured human brain activities by using a high-density EEG, magnetoencephalogarphy (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He has also applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to motor and sensory cortices to alter the brain functions transiently. From 2009, he is a Secretary of Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is the editorial board member of Clinical Neurophysiology and Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2011