I am a senior researcher in the Center for Information and Neural Networks, aka, CiNet at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).
My research interests revolve around the indomitable topic of human emotions. How they come to be when we recall fond memories of past events? How they relate to fundamental cognitive capacities such as attention? What benefits are yielded by regularly engaging with specific positive emotions such as gratitude?
To tackle such questions, we employ neuroimaging, psychophysiology and online/face-to-face behavioral experiments, in tandem with a host of different analytical techniques. It is a long and at times rough journey, but above all, we have fun!