Asuka Terai

DepartmentDepartment of Complex and Intelligent Systems
Specialized FieldsCognitive Science
Subjects in ChargeLinear Algebra 1, Cognitive Science
Academic BackgroundAssistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
DegreeDoctor of Engineering
Personal History
Starting Time of EmploymentApril 2016

Research Contents

I study "Creativity", which happens through conceptual combination
from the view point of cognitive science. Especially, I try to elucidate
 cognitive mechanism realized in the process of novel meaning
emergence in metaphor comprehension.

Attractive Factors of My Research

Human cognitive mechanisms are being studied through various approaches as computational model simulation based on language data, questionnaire survey or psychological experiments including measurement of eye movement or brain activity. It is very exciting to tackle this theme, I think.


Major Books and Papers

"1) Asuka Terai, Masanori Nakagawa, Takashi Kusumi, Yasuharu Koike, Koji Jimura. Enhancement of visual attention precedes the emergence of novel metaphor interpretations, Frontiers in Psychology, Jun. 2015.
2) Asuka Terai, Masanori Nakagawa. A corpus-based computational model of metaphor understanding consisting of two processes, Cognitive Systems Research, Vol. 19-20, p. 30-38, Mar. 2012.
3) Asuka Terai, Bin Liu, Masanori Nakagawa. Probabilistic Hierarchical Categorization of Japanese Words, Kazuo Shigemasu, Akinori Okada, Tadashi Imaizumi and Takahiro Hoshino (Eds.) New Trends in Psychometrics, Universal Academic Press, pp. 471-480, Dec. 2008. "

Message to Students

Getting skills of problem finding, information gathering and its objectification, logical thinking and presentation through conducting research in university is to be and will be being useful for your life.