Kazuo Okanoya

Kazuo Okanoya is a professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, and Research Director of the ERATO Okanoya Emotional Information Project. Through the study of the psycho-biological properties of emotional information in animals that rely heavily on vocal communication, such as birds and rodents, as well as pre-linguistic, language-acquiring infants, children, and adults, he seeks to understand the mechanisms of the human brain and language.