Waka Fujisaki, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

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Dr. Fujisaki is a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a Visiting Scientist at both the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, and NTT Communication Science Laboratories. She received her Ph. D. in psychology from Ochanomizu University in Japan. Before coming to the Institute, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories with Shin'ya Nishida, Makio Kashino & Shinsuke Shimojo. Her research interests center around the long-term and short-term plasticity of auditory and cross-modal (auditory, visual, and tactile) systems. Her current research with Dr. Patricia Kuhl examines the link between speech perception and speech production on the second language acquisition.