1.Research Mission

Our mission is to investigate human minds and behavior based on cognitive science and to apply our results to develop and design better computer systems. Research has been carried out by (1) examining human cognition and behavior via experimentation, (2) creating models that can be run on computers, and (3) developing computer applications and software that are driven by our results. Evaluations of such systems help us understand the validity of the models and provide new insights into how to design systems. To understand cognition and behavior, we have conducted various types of analyses such as verbal (protocol analysis) and eye-movements, facial expressions, and pulse rates to understand emotional states. We have developed computer applications such as embodied conversational agents and web-based learning systems, which incorporate intelligent systems such as pedagogical agents.

3 dimension of research theme

2.Field of Research

Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Educational Technology, Human- Interface

3.Research Method

Laboratory experiment, Conversational analysis (protocol analysis), Eye-tracking, Facial expression analysis, Motion capture, Computer simulation, System development, Machin learning, Statistics, etc.

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4.1.basic research

Perception (vision, hearing, haptic), Cognition/Memory/Education, Learning, Thinking/Reasoning/Problem solving, Affection, Facial expression analysis, Affective computing, Cognitive model, Computer simulation, Conversational analysis, etc.

4.2.applied research

Communication support, learning support, creativity support, Knowledge discovery in groups, Interaction between Human and Robot, Geme entertainment, Social cognition in VR, etc.

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