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産学連携シンポジウム:応用脳科学の新しい地平に向けて ~シーズとニーズを結ぶ~
Symposium on Industrial - Academic Collaboration:Toward the New Horizon of Applied Neuroscience: Bridging Seeds and Needs

開催日 2014/9/11
時間 17:00 - 19:00
会場 Room C(502)
Chairperson(s) 本田 学 / Manabu Honda (独立行政法人 国立精神・神経医療研究センター (NCNP) / National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan)
萩原 一平 / Ippei Hagiwara (株式会社エヌ・ティ・ティ・データ経営研究所 マネジメントイノベーションセンター / Management Innovation Center, NTT DATA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, Inc., Japan)

Recent examples and the future prospects of industry-academia collaboration in cognitive behavioral neuroscience

  • S1-C-3-3
  • 河原 純一郎 / Jun-ichiro Kawahara:1 
  • 1:中京大学 / Chukyo University, Japan 

Human cognitive behavior is supported by dual systems: The one is explicit, resource demanding attentive system and the other is implicit, resource-free unconscious system. In this talk, I will present recent examples of industry-academia collaboration conducted in my laboratory, related to effects of cognitive loads on the attentive system during merging manoeuvres during simulated highway driving. In one of our study, participants were screened regarding who scored high or low on two sets of tasks that were assumed to represent attentional function and decisiveness. They then participated in a driving simulation in which attentional function and decisiveness were between-subject factors and task difficulty was varied as a within-subject factor. The results indicated that the attentional function was the primarily determinant of the swiftness and success of merging. The role of decisiveness was confined primarily to the activation of the turn signal. Thus, the present experiment suggests that attention is the cognitive function that determines performance during merging behaviour in the setting under examination. The present results provided information about the cognitive functions for merging behaviour that may be useful to the automobile industry. In the second part, I would like to elaborate a bias-free method, the Implicit Association Test (IAT), to assess stress. One of our study indicated that participants in the high-stress group associated their concept of self with the concept of anxiety more strongly than did those in the low-stress group, suggesting that the IAT is a sensitive measure for evaluating acute stress. Finally, I would provide perspectives for interdisciplinary collaborations with different field of sciences including psychology and cognitive science, aiming further benefits for industry-academia collaborations.

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