Dr. Oyama (Ohyama) is a Board certified Editor in the Life Sciences (BELS). He was born in Japan and grew up in the United States. After attending high school in Japan, he earned his B.E. in Applied Chemistry from Keio University. He went on to pursue graduate studies in animal learning and intelligence, and obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York. He then conducted postdoctoral investigations at the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center and the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzing the cerebellum and its role in learned behaviors. He has published research papers on the behavioral and neural bases of learning and timing in bees, ring doves, rats, and rabbits. Having studied the mind, brain, and behavior as a researcher from the perspectives of experimental psychology and neuroscience, he is well-versed in research design, statistical inference, and scientific writing. For the past 6 years, he has been editing pre-submission manuscripts in a wide variety of scientific fields across engineering as well as the natural and social sciences. In addition, he has been translating (Japanese to English and vice versa) scientific documents by using his native-level fluency in both languages.
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