Cognition, Sense-Making and Biophysical Skills(CB)

 Combine knowledge, Create knowledge: The science of diverse interactions

OHGI, Yuji
Professor, Program Chairperson

We move, feel, and live in our daily life by constantly working our brains and bodies together. We use our bodies and language as mediums to express ourselves and interact with others, creating vivid sensations and emotions to form the foundation of human individuality, intelligence, sensitivity, and sociality.

In this way, it can be understood that what paints our abundant day to day experiences are diverse interactions, occurring between the body and mind, the conscious and unconscious, people and the environment, the self and others, and the virtual and real.

The CB Program examines the science of interaction in people and society, which will contribute to the future of education, medicine, sports, art, and culture. We accomplish this by removing the academic boundaries between things like humanities and sciences, quality and quantity, foundation and application, and theory and practice, and by combining the methodologies of each individual field. Let us create the future of knowledge together.

Affiliated Academic Projects

  • Asian-African corridor initiatives
  • Cognitive Mechanism of Development and Learning
  • Creation in Everyday Life
  • Experienceology
  • Mental health and Clinical Psychology Project
  • Perception in Psychology
  • Sports Science
  • The Architecture of Language and Thought
  • The Science of Second Language Learning and Teaching

List of Academic Project

Faculty Members(as of April, 2023)

Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson. "*"(Asterisk) indicates not Graduate School Committee Members.

Name Title Research Interrest(S)
AOYAMA, Atsushi Associate Professor Brain information science, Neuroelectromagnetism, Measurement of brain functions, Multimodal processing
HASEBE, Yoko Associate Professor English Teaching Materials, Teaching Methdology, Distance Learnng, Inter-Linguistic and Inter-Cultural Comminication
IBA, Takashi Professor Studies on Creation Practices (Pattern Language), Philosophy of Creation (Natural Deep Creation, Creative Systems Theory), Future Sociology (Creative Society)
IMAI, Mutsumi Professor Cognitive Science (with special focus on Cognitive and language development, Psycholinguistics)
KATO, Takaaki Professor Ergonomics, Sport Psychology, Expertise, Esports
MIZUTORI, Hisashi Associate Professor Sports coaching
MORI, Masaki* Assistant Professor Experimental Psychology, Mathematical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Physical Education
MORI, Sachiko Professor Clinical Psychology, Psychoanalysis
NAKAHAMA, Yuko Professor Applied Linguistics (Second language acquisition, applied pragmatics)
NAKATANI, Masashi Associate Professor Haptics, Sensor engineering
◎OHGI, Yuji Professor Sports Engineering, Sports Biomechanics, Human Sensing, Wireless Sensing
OHORI, Toshio Professor Linguistics (Semantics, Functional typology, Discourse analysis)
OKADA, Akiyoshi Professor Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychosomatic Medicine
SHIMAZU, Akihito Professor Psychology,Behavioral science,Health science, Occupational health,Mental health.
SUWA, Masaki Professor cognitive science, artificial intelligence, communication design, design science
TRACE, Jonathan Assistant Professor Applied linguistics: language assessment, curriculum development, listening & speaking, and program evaluation
USHIYAMA, Junichi Professor Movement Physiology, Neuroscience


Name Title Research Interrest(S)
FUJII, Shinya Associate Professor Drums and Rhythm, Neurosciences and Music (NeuroMusic), Music Perception and Cognition, Motor Control and Learning
KATO, Fumitoshi Professor Communication and media studies, Qualitative research methods
KUWAHARA, Takeo Professor Marketing, Consumer Research
MASUI, Toshiyuki Professor User Interface, Ubiquitous Computing
OGUMA, Eiji Professor Historical Sociology
SHIMIZU, Yuichiro Professor Japanese Politics, Modern Japanese History, Politics-Administration Relationship, Oral History

Faculty Profile

Possibilities after Graduation

This Program aims to train people who can:

  • Analyze human intellect, skills, sports technique, etc., from a scientific viewpoint
  • Give meaning to multi-media works such as literature, graphics and music, and manipulate them freely by using computers
  • Conduct social surveys / analysis invading people's semantic cognition by using website and IT

Students who have completed this Program are expected to participate in careers such as corporate marketing / planning, system development, policy think tanks, sports coordination, foreign language education, entrepreneurship, interface design and welfare support. The completion of the Program also provides opportunities to become high ranking research scholars or teachers.