|Department||Department of Complex and Intelligent Systems|
|Specialized Fields||Cognitive Science|
|Subjects in Charge||Linear Algebra 1, Cognitive Science|
|Academic Background||Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Degree||Doctor of Engineering|
|Starting Time of Employment||April 2016|
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.