CREST "Cognitive Feeling"

JST CREST “Cognitive Feelings that Mediate Between Perception and Emotion” (Principal Investigator: Yukie Nagai, Period: 2021.10-2027.03) This project aims to elucidate the principle of cognitive feelings based on predictive processing as a unified brain theory. Cognitive feelings include senses of knowing, confidence, reality, fluency, etc. about perceptual experiences. We hypothesize that perception and emotion about the perception are mediated by […]

Scientific Research (S) "Cognitive Individuality"

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “Understanding Cognitive Individuality Based on a Unified Brain Theory: Assisting People with Developmental Disorders” (Principal Investigator: Yukie Nagai, Period: 2021.07-2026.03) Purpose and Background of the Research Proper understanding and assessment of individual diversities in cognitive abilities are crucial for establishing a neurodiverse society. However, what neural mechanisms produce such diversities remains an open question. This […]

Scientific Research (S) "Dynamics of Caregiver-Infant Interaction"

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “Dynamics of Mother-infant interaction: Foundation of the emergent mechanism of diversity of human development” (Principal Investigator: Masako Myowa, Period: 2021.07-2026.03) Purpose and Background of the Research Issues surrounding child development and parenting continue to worsen in Japan. One reason behind these is that the biological systems of parents and children are “heterogeneous.” This study will […]

Moonshot "At-will Translator"

Moonshot “Development of “Jizai Hon-yaku-ki (At-will Translator)” connecting various minds based on brain and body functions” (Project Manager: Kenichiro Tsutsui, Period: 2022.09-2027.03) This project aims to develop a “Jizai Hon-yaku-ki (At-will Translator)” supporting people’s communications in various situations, which may be useful in realizing an inclusive society. Neuroscienctists, molecular biologists, and VR/AR and robotics engineers will collaborate to develop technologies […]

Past Projects

Beyond AI "AI x Tojisha-Kenkyu"

Institute for AI and Beyond “AI x Tojisha-Kenkyu: Computational Neuroscience for Systematic Understanding of Cognitive Individuality” (Project Leader: Yukie Nagai, Period: 2020.7-2023.03) With the rapid increase in the number of children with developmental disorders, neurodiversity is expected to achieve by changing disabilities to individualities. This project aims to develop artificial intelligent (AI) systems that reveal cognitive individuality by integrating AI […]

CREST "Cognitive Mirroring"

JST CREST “Cognitive Mirroring: Assisting people with developmental disorders by means of self-understanding and social sharing of cognitive processes” (Principal Investigator: Yukie Nagai, Period: 2016.12-2022.03) This project aims at developing cognitive mirroring systems that make human cognitive processes observable. We hypothesize that predictive coding in the human brain plays a crucial role in cognition and intend to better understand its […]

Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Constructive Developmental Science"

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Constructive Developmental Science: Revealing the Principles of Development from Fetal Period and Systematic Understanding of Developmental Disorders” (Principal Investigator: Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Period: 2012.06-2017.03) How does human mind develop? What causes developmental disorders? Recent studies suggest the importance of the fetal period in human development. However, study of human fetuses is strongly constrained by […]

Specially Promoted Research "Constructive Developmental Science"

Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research “Constructive Developmental Science Based on Understanding the Process from Neuro-Dynamics to Social Interaction” (Principal Investigator: Minoru Asada, Period: 2012.05-2017.03) How the microscopic neural activity is reflected in the human behaviors is a big mystery shared by many different disciplines. Medical and neuroscience have tried to explain the microscopic structure inside the brain but have not […]


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