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Proposed Researches A04 : "Pathological Conditions"

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Neural mechanisms underlying the processing of subjective time in memory and its disturbance

Principal Investigator
Takashi Tsukiura
Associate Prof., Grad. Sch. of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ.

Cognitive neuroscience approach to future cognition: Perspectives from psychiatry and neuropsychology

Principal Investigator
Satoshi Umeda
Prof., Department of Psychology, Keio Univ.

Neuropsychological approach to the study of synchronization phenomena

Principal Investigator
Akira Midorikawa
Prof. Faculty of Letters, Chuo Univ.

Temporal length of subjective ‘present’ in schizophrenia and its plasticity

Principal Investigator
Sotaro Shimada
Prof., Electronics & Bioinformatics Sch. of Science & Technology, Meiji Univ.

Proposed Researches B01 : "Linguistics and Philosophy"

Temporality in Self-Consciousness

Principal Investigator
Yukihiro Nobuhara
Prof., Grad. Sch. of Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Tokyo

Linguistic and cultural influences in decision-making: Examination of time discounting

Principal Investigator
Keiko Ishii
Associate Prof. Grad. Sch. of Humanities, Kobe Univ.

A Linguistic-Philosophical Analysis of Modality Underlying Tense Recognition

Principal Investigator
Takuo Aoyama
Associate Prof. The Research Institute for Time Studies, Yamaguchi Univ.

Mapping of event and reference times on the brain via language-elicited EEG

Principal Investigator
Shingo Tokimoto
Prof. Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Mejiro Univ.

Proposed Researches C01 : "Comparative Ethology"

Evolution of the mind to predict the future: Comparative-cognitive study of predictive token use in groups of chimpanzees

Principal Investigator
Masaki Tomonaga
Associate Prof. Primate Research Institute, Kyoto Univ.

Genesis of the mind that places past and future

Principal Investigator
Kazuo Fujita
Prof., Grad. Sch. of Letters, Kyoto Univ.

Study of interval timing mechanisms along with developmental differences in psychological properties in rats and mice

Principal Investigator
Shogo Sakata
Prof., Faculty of Integrated Arts & Sciences, Hiroshima Univ.

Exploring mental time using a temporal discount framework

Principal Investigator
Yutaka Sakai
Prof., Grad. Sch. of Brain Sciences, Tamagawa Univ.

Proposed Researches D01 : Neural basis and applications

Neural mechanism of time sense in insect

Principal Investigator
Hiroto Ogawa
Associate Prof., Fac. of Sciences, Hokkaido Univ.

A feedback circuit that controls long-term memory

Principal Investigator
Hiromu Tanimoto
Prof., Grad. Sch. of Life Sciences, Tohoku Univ.

Exploring the effect of the brain serotonin level on time perception and estimation

Principal Investigator
Takashi Mizuhiki
Assistant Prof., Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Tsukuba

Development of the human interface which enumerates and visualize mental time base on language processing

Principal Investigator
Mihoko Otake
Associate Prof., Grad. Sch. & Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Univ.

Neuronal activity in the past, present and future and memory formation

Principal Investigator
Hiroshi Nomura
Assistant Prof., Grad. Sch. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Univ. of Tokyo

Information processing underlying the temporal continuity of perception: psychophysical analyses using novel illusions

Principal Investigator
Isamu Motoyoshi
Associate Prof., Grad. Sch. of Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Tokyo

Neural Mechanisms for time buffering: Function of the posterior cingulate cortex circuitry contributing to the time discrimination behavior

Principal Investigator
Kazuo Okanoya
Prof., Grad. Sch. of Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Tokyo

Modeling study of the representation of time by gradual shifts in the active neuron population

Principal Investigator
Tadashi Yamazaki
Assistant Prof., Grad. Sch. of Faculty of Information & engineering, Univ. of Electro-Communications

The temporal window of communication emerges via neural synchrony

Principal Investigator
Hiroaki Mizuhara
Associate Prof., Grad. Sch. of Informatics, Kyoto Univ.

Mental mechanism of perspective taking based on temporal information in narrative comprehension

Principal Investigator
Hidetsugu Komeda
Associate Prof., Hakubi Project, Kyoto Univ.

Capturing the "present moment" in the mind—Mechanisms for subjective simultaneity in the brain

Principal Investigator
Makoto Miyazaki
Prof., Faculty of Informatics, Shizuoka Univ.

Experimental aesthetics of mental time

Principal Investigator
Hideaki Kawabata
Associate Prof., Faculty of Letters, Keio Univ.

The mechanisms of the formation of cell assembly sequences that represent temporal information

Principal Investigator
Shigeyoshi Fujisawa
Team Leader, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN

Neural and molecular mechanisms of the mental time line

Principal Investigator
Makiko Yamada
Sub Leader, Dep. of Molecular Neuroimaging, National Institute of Radiological Sciences

How do human brains connect the dots of memory? – The neural substrates underlying the connection of separate events in memory that were encoded under the same context

Principal Investigator
Mitsunari Abe
Research Fellowship for Young Scientists,Dep. of Neurology,Fukushima Medical Univ.

Neural mechanism underling the temporal integration of visual object information

Principal Investigator
Ryusuke Hayashi
Senior Researcher, Human Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology

Neural mechanisms underlying subjective simultaneity and temporal order

Principal Investigator
Shinya Yamamoto
Senior Researcher, Human Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology

Size of the body constructed using time

Principal Investigator
Nobuhiro Hagura
PhD, Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)

The role of hippocampal newborn neurons in encoding temporal information

Principal Investigator
Shinya Ohara
Research Associate, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences


Multineuronal activity in the cortex-basal ganglia system underlying action timing generation

Principal Investigator
Yoshikazu Isomura
Prof., Brain Science Institute, Tamagawa Univ.

Neural basis of mental time travel

Principal Investigator
Yukiyasu Kamitani
Dep. Head, Dep. of Neuroinformatics, ATR

Principal Investigator
Shin'ya Nishida
Group leader, Sensory Representation Research Group, Human Information Science Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratoriesy


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The Science of Mental Time
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Dynamic Brain Network Laboratory,
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences,
Osaka University
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