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
  • The Architecture of Language and Thought
  • Mental health and clinical psychology project
  • Sports Science
  • The Science of Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Cognitive Mechanism of Development and Learning
  • Mathematics for AI
  • Neural Control of Human Behavior
  • Perception in Psychology
  • Radical School Design etc

List of Academic Project

Faculty Members(as of April, 2021)

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

Name Title Research Interrest(S)
Akihito SHIMAZU Professor Psychology,Behavioral Science,Health Science, Occupational Health,Mental Health
Akiyoshi OKADA Professor Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychosomatic Medicine
Atsushi AOYAMA Associate Professor Neural information science, Measurement of brain functions, Multimodal processing, Sensory integration, Bio-signal processing
Jonathan TRACE Assistant Professor Applied linguistics: language assessment, curriculum development, listening & speaking, and program evaluation
Junichi USHIYAMA Associate Professor Movement physiology, Neurophysiology
Masaki SUWA Professor cognitive science, artificial intelligence, communication design, design science
Masaki MORI Assistant Professor Experimental Psychology, Mathematical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Physical Education
Masashi NAKATANI Associate Professor Haptics, Sensor engineering
Mutsumi IMAI Professor Cognitive Science (with special focus on Cognitive and language development, Psycholinguistics)
Sachiko MORI Professor Clinical Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Takaaki KATO Professor Ergonomics, Sport Psychology, Motor Learning and Control
Takashi IBA Professor Art and Science of Creativity, Pattern Languages, Systems Theory, Science of Complexity
Toshio OHORI Professor Linguistics (Semantics, Functional typology, Discourse analysis)
Yoko HAMADA Professor Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Infant Mental Health, School Mental Health
Yoko HASEBE Associate Professor English Teaching Materials, Teaching Methodology, Distance Learning ,Inter-Linguistic and Inter-Cultural Communication
◎Yuji OHGI Professor Sports Engineering, Sports Biomechanics, Human Functional Measurement, Wireless Measurement Technique
Yuko NAKAHAMA Professor Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis)


Name Title Research Interrest(S)
Shinya FUJII Associate Professor Neurosciences and Music (NeuroMusic), Music Perception and Cognition, Motor Control and Learning,Drums and Rhythm
Eiji OGUMA Professor Historical Sociology
Fumitoshi KATO Professor Communication design; Facilitation; Communication and media studies; Qualitative research methods
Takeo KUWAHARA Professor Marketing, Consumer Research
Toshiyuki MASUI Professor User Interface,Ubiquitous Computing
Kotomi SHIOTA Associate Professor Rehabilitation,Health Science,Physical Education,Adapted Sports,Sports Management,Special Needs Education,Social Work
Yuichiro SHIMIZU Professor Japanese Politics, Modern Japanese History, Politics-Administration Relationship, Oral History

Faculty Profile(K-RIS)

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.