Published Articles

Fastrich, G. M., FitzGibbon, L., Lau, J. K., Aslan, S., Sakaki, M., & Murayama. K. (in press). Adult age differences in non-instrumental information seeking strategies. Psychology & Aging.  (In Press)    OSF Link   

Sakaki, M., Murayama, K., Izuma, K., Aoki, R., Yomogita, Y., Sugiura, A., Singhi, N., Matsumoto, M., & Matsumoto, K. (2024). Motivated with joy or anxiety: Does approach-avoidance goal framing elicit differential reward-network activation in the brain? Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Kim, S., Sakaki, M. & Murayama, K. (2023). Metacognition of curiosity: People underestimate the seductive lure of non-instrumental information. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review    OSF Link   

Sakaki, M., Murayama, K., Frenzel, A. C., Goetz, T., Marsh, H. W., Lichtenfeld, S., & Pekrun, R. (2023). Developmental trajectories of achievement emotions in mathematics during adolescence. Child Development, 95(1), 276–295.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Lieder, E. R., Nakazato, N., Ohtani, K., Ishii, R., Fukuzumi, N., Sakaki, M., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki, T., Murayama, K., & Tanaka, A. (2023). Children’s study habits are predicted by their parents’ learning strategy preferences. Learning and Instruction, 88, 101809.    Request PDF Article

Tupitsa, E., Egbuniwe, I., Lloyd, W. K., Puertollano, M., Macdonald, B., Joanknecht, K., Sakaki, M., & van Reekum, C. M. (2023). Heart rate variability covaries with amygdala functional connectivity during voluntary emotion regulation. NeuroImage, 274, 120136.    Request PDF Article

Raw, J., Rorke, A., Ellis, J., Murayama, K. & Sakaki, M. (2023). Memory of the UK's 2016 EU referendum: The effects of valence on the long-term measures of a public event. Emotion, 23(1), 52-74.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Yagi A., FitzGibbon L., Murayama, K., Shinomori K., & Sakaki M. (2023). Uncertainty drives exploration of negative information across younger and older adults. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 23, 809-826.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Kurdi, V., Fukuzumi, N., Ishii, R., Tamura, A., Nakazato, N., Ohtani, K., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki, T., Sakaki, M., Murayama, K. & Tanaka, A. (2023). Transmission of basic psychological need satisfaction between parents and adolescents: The critical role of parental perceptions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 15, 157-169.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Tanaka, A., Tamura, A., Ishii, R., Ishikawa, S., Nakazato, N., Ohtani, K., Sakaki, M., Suzuki, T., & Murayama, K. (2023) Longitudinal association between maternal autonomy support and controlling parenting and adolescents’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52, 1058-1073.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Meliss, S., Murayama, K., Yomogida, Y., Matsumori, K., Sugiura, A., Matsumoto, M. & Matsumoto, K. (2022). Motivated for near impossibility: How task type and reward modulate task enjoyment and the striatal activation for extremely difficult task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 23, 30–41.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Tamura, A., Ishii, R., Yagi, A., Fukuzumi, N., Hatano, A., Sakaki, M., Tanaka, A., & Murayama, K. (2022). Exploring the within-person contemporaneous network of motivational engagement. Learning and Instruction, 81, 101649.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Kandaleft, D., Murayama, K., Roesch, E., & Sakaki, M. (2022) Resting-state functional connectivity does not predict individual differences in the effects of emotion on memory. Scientific Report, 12, 14481.    OSF Link   

Forrest, J., Vogt, J. , McDonald, C., Searle, C. & Sakaki, M. (2022) Blind to threat: the presence of temporary goals prevents attention to imminent threat already at early stages of attention allocation. Motivation Science, 8(3), 239–251.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Vogt, J., Dodd, H. F., Parker, A., Duffield, F., & Sakaki, M. (2022). Now you see it, now you don’t: Relevance of threat enhances social anxiety-linked attentional bias to angry faces, but relevance of neutral information attenuates it. PLoS ONE, 17(7), e0271752.    OSF Link   

Ohtani, K., Tamura, A., Sakaki, M. , Murayama, K., Ishikawa, S.-i., Ishii, R., Nakazato, N., Suzuki, T. & Tanaka, A. (2022) Parental perception matters: reciprocal relations between adolescents’ depressive symptoms and parental perceptions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 70(1), 103–118.    Request PDF Article

Tamura, A., Murayama, K., Ishii, R., Sakaki, M., & Tanaka, A. (2022). The effect of low-intensity exercise on emotional and cognitive engagement in the classroom. Npj Science Of Learning, 7(1), 9.   

Murayama, K., Usami, S. & Sakaki, M. (2022) Summary-statistics-based power analysis: A new and practical method to determine sample size for mixed-effects modeling. Psychological Methods.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Koenig, J., Abler, B., Agartz, I., Åkerstedt, T., Andreassen, O. A., Anthony, M., Bär, K.-J., Bertsch, K., Brown, R. C., Brunner, R., Carnevali, L., Critchley, H. D., Cullen, K. R., de Geus, E. J.C., de la Cruz Monte de Oca, F., Dziobek, I., Ferger, M. D., Fischer, H., Flor, H., Gaebler, M., Gianaros, P. J., Giummarra, M. J., Greening, S. G., Guendelman, S., Heathers, J. A. J., Herpertz, S. C., Hu, M. X., Jentschke, S., Kaess, M., Kaufmann, T., Klimes-Dougan, B., Koelsch, S., Krauch, M., Kumral, D., Lamers, F., Lee, T.-H., Lekander, M., Lin, F., Lotze, M., Makovac, E., Mancini, M., Mancke, F., Månsson, K. N. T., Manuck, S. B., Mather, M., Meeten, F., Min, J., Mueller, B., Muench, V., Nees, F., Nga, L., Nilsonne, G., Ordonez Acuna, D., Osnes, B., Ottaviani, C., Penninx, B. W.J.H., Ponzio, A., Poudel, G. R., Reinelt, J., Ren, P., Sakaki, M., Schumann, A., Sørensen, L., Specht, K., Straub, J., Tamm, S., Thai, M., Thayer, J. F., Ubani, B., van der Mee, D. J., van Velzen, L. S., Ventura-Bort, C., Villringer, A., Watson, D. R., Wei, L., Wendt, J., Westlund Schreiner, M., Westlye, L. T., Weymar, M., Winkelmann, T., Wu, G.-R., Yoo, H. J. & Quintana, D. S. (2021). Cortical thickness and resting state cardiac function across the lifespan: a cross-sectional pooled mega analysis. Psychophysiology, 38, e13688.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Turkileri, N., Field, D.T., Ellis, J.A. & Sakaki, M. (2021). Emotional arousal enhances the impact of long-term memory in attention. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 33 (2), 119-132.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Yagi, A., Nouchi, R., Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., & Kawashima, R. (2020). The role of cognitive control in age-related changes in well-being. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 12, 198.    Request PDF Article

Ohtani, K., Murayama, K., Ishii, R., Fukuzumi, N., Sakaki, M., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki, T., & Tanaka, A. (2020). Parental motivational perseverance predicts adolescents' depressive symptoms: An intergenerational analysis with actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 212-227.    Request PDF Article

Ezaki, T., dos Reis, E. F., Watanabe, T., Sakaki, M. & Masuda, N. (2020). Closer to critical resting-state neural dynamics in individuals with higher fluid intelligence. Communications Biology, 3 (1), 52.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., FitzGibbon, L., & Sakaki, M. (2019). Process account of curiosity and interest: A reward-learning perspective. Educational Psychology Review, 31(4), 875-895. http://10.1007/s10648-019-09499-9    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M.*, Ueno, T. *, Ponzio, A., Harley, C., & Mather, M. (2019). Emotional arousal amplifies competitions across goal-relevant representation: A neurocomputational framework. Cognition, 187, 108-125.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Raw, J., Findlay, J., & Thottam, M. (2019). Advanced aging enhances the positivity effect in memory: Due to cognitive control or age-related decline in emotional processing? Collabra: Psychology, 5, 49.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Yoo, H. J., Thayer, J., Greening, S., Lee, T.-H., Ponzio, A., Min, J., Sakaki, M., Nga, L., Mather, M. and Koenig, J. (2018). Brain structural concomitants of resting state heart rate variability in the young and old – Evidence from two independent samples. Brain Structure and Function, 223, 727-737.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Yagi, A., & Murayama, K. (2018). Curiosity in old age: A possible key to achieving adaptive aging. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 88, 106-116.    Request PDF Article

Masuda, N., Sakaki, M., Ezaki, T., & Watanabe, T. (2018). Clustering coefficients for correlation networks. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics,12, 7.    Request PDF Article

Lee, T.-H., Greening, S. G., Ueno, T., Clewett, D., Ponzio, A., Sakaki, M. & Mather, M. (2018). Arousal increases neural gain via the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system in younger adults but not in older adults. Nature Human Behaviour, 2 (5), 356-366.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Ezaki, T., Sakaki, M., Watanabe, T., & Masuda, N. (2018). Age-related changes in the ease of dynamical transitions in human brain activity. Human Brain Mapping, 39, 2673–2688.    Request PDF Article

Bell, L., Vogt, J., Willemse, C., Routledge, T., Butler, L. T., & Sakaki, M. (2018). Beyond self-report: A review of physiological and neuroscientific methods to investigate consumer behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1655.    Request PDF Article

Turkileri, N. & Sakaki, M. (2017). Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of emotional arousal on memory. In T. Tshukiura & S. Umeda (Eds), Memory in Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society, 43-55.    Request PDF Article

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Braskie, M. N., & Mather, M. (2017). Resting-state networks associated with cognitive processing show more age-related decline than those associated with emotional processing. Neurobiology of Aging, 54, 152-162.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., Nielsen, S. E., Petzinger, G., & Mather, M. (2017). Noradrenergic mechanisms of arousal's bidirectional effects on episodic memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 137, 1-14.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., Huang, R., Nielsen, S. E., & Mather, M. (2017). Arousal amplifies biased competition between high and low priority memories more in women than in men: the role of elevated noradrenergic activity. Psychoneuroendocrinology,80, 80-91.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Barber, S., Opitz, P. C., Martins, B., Sakaki, M., & Mather, M. (2016). Thinking about a limited future enhances the positivity of younger and older adults' recall: Support for socioemotional selectivity theory. Memory and Cognition, 44, 869-882.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Yoo, H-Y., Nga, L., Lee, T-H., Thayer, J. F. & Mather, M. (2016). Heart rate variability is associated with amygdala functional connectivity with MPFC across younger and older adults. NeuroImage, 139, 44-52.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Mather, M., Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., & Harley, C. W. (2016). Norepinephrine ignites local hot spots of neuronal excitation: How arousal amplifies selectivity in perception and memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e220.    Request PDF Article

Mather, M., Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., & Harley, C. W. (2016). GANEing traction: the broad applicability of NE hotspots to diverse cognitive and arousal phenomena. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e228.   

Sakaki, M., Ycaza-Herrera, E. A., & Mather, M. (2014). Association learning for emotional harbinger cues: When do previous emotional associations impair and when do they facilitate subsequent learning of new associations? Emotion, 14, 115-129.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Kuhbandner, C., Mather, M., & Pekrun, R. (2014). Memory suppression can help people “unlearn” behavioral responses—but only for non-emotional memories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 136-141.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Fryer, K., & Mather, M. (2014). Emotion strengthens high priority memory traces but weakens low priority memory traces. Psychological Science, 25, 387-395.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., Yan, V., & Smith, G. (2014). Type-1 error inflation in the traditional by-participant analysis to metamemory accuracy: A generalized mixed-effects model perspective. Journal of Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory & Cognition, 40, 1287-1306.    Request PDF Article

Lee, T. H., Sakaki, M., Cheng, R., Velasco, R., & Mather, M. (2014). Emotional arousal amplifies the effects of biased competition in the brain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 2067-2077.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Nga, L., & Mather, M. (2013). Amygdala functional connectivity with medial prefrontal cortex at rest predicts the positivity effect in older adults’ memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 1206-1224.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. & Murayama, K. (2013). Automatic ability attribution after failure: A dual process view of achievement attribution. PLoS ONE, 8 (5), e63066.    Request PDF Article

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Nga, L., & Mather, M. (2013). Age-related similarities and differences in brain activity underlying reversal learning. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7, 37.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Huffman, D., & Mather, M. (2013). Both younger and older adults have difficulty updating emotional memories. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68 (2), 224-227.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Nashiro, K, Sakaki, M., & Mather, M. (2012). Age differences in brain activity during emotion processing: Reflections of age-related decline or increased emotion regulation? Gerontology, 58, 156-163.    Request PDF Article

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Nga, L., & Mather, M. (2012). Differential brain activity during emotional vs. non-emotional reversal learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24 (8), 1794-1805.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Lighthall, R. N., Sakaki, M., Vasunilashorn, S., Nga, L., Somayajula, S., Chen, E. Y., Samii, N., Mather, M. (2012). Sex differences in reward-related decision processing under stress. Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 7 (4), 476-484.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Niki, K., & Mather, M. (2012). Beyond arousal and valence: The importance of the biological versus social relevance of emotional stimuli. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 115-139.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. & Mather, M. (2012). How reward and emotional stimuli induce different reactions across the menstrual cycle. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 1-17.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. & Niki, K. (2011). Effects of the brief viewing of emotional stimuli on understanding of insight solutions. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 526-540.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Niki, K., & Mather, M. (2011). Updating existing emotional memories involves the frontopolar/ orbitofrontal cortex in ways that acquiring new emotional memories does not. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3498-3514.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Gorlick, M. A., & Mather, M. (2011). Differential interference effects of negative emotional states on subsequent semantic and perceptual processing. Emotion, 11, 1263-1278.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2007). Semantic self-knowledge and episodic self-knowledge: Independent or interrelated representations? Memory and Cognition, 15, 1-16.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2007). The organization of emotionally autobiographical memories: How emotional knowledge for personal events is represented in autobiographical knowledge base? Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 55, 184-196.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2007). Mood and recall of autobiographical memory: The effect of focus of self-knowledge. Journal of Personality, 75, 421-449.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2006). The measurement of self-complexity: A comparison of H and SC measures. Japanese Journal of Personality, 15, 58-60.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2006). Effects of structure of self-knowledge on mood-incongruent effect. Japanese Journal of Psychology, 77, 217-226.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2006). Distinction between semantic and episodic memory: The underlying mechanisms for autonoetic consciousness. Japanese Psychological Review, 49, 627-643.

Sakaki, M. (2005). Nature of autobiographical memory that facilitates improvement of negative moods. Japanese Journal of Psychology, 76, 169-175.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M. (2004). Effects of self-complexity on mood-incongruent recall. Japanese Psychological Research, 46, 127-134.    Request PDF Article

Preprint Articles

Kim, S., Sakaki, M., & Murayama, K. (2023). Metacognition of curiosity: People underestimate the seductive lure of non-instrumental information [Preprint]. PsyArXiv.