Dr. Sadato is a professor of National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan since 1999. After trained as a diagnostic radiologist, he entered into the functional neuroimaging field in 1990. Dr Sadato is interested in understanding the mechanisms of plastic change in the human brain accompanied by learning, sensory deprivation, and development explored by functional MRI. Recently he focuses on the development of social cognition and its correlates. Dr. Sadato has been the chair of the Ethics Committee of The Japan Neuroscience Society since 2008.