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Yuichi ITO, Assistant Professor

cognitive psychology, memory, thoughts

I am studying on cognitive psychology. The word “cognition” refers to activities of individuals to collect and process information. In other words, cognitive psychology studies various cognitive functions and phenomena that take place in the mind, including perception and attention as
collecting information; memory as storing information; thinking and decision making as
planning, imaging, and deciding one’s own actions based on that information. Such cognitive
activities are not independent of each other. The content of memory may be biased depending on what we pay attention to, and the contents of thoughts also should change according to
what information is active in mind, which based on memory. My work focuses on the
mechanisms and individual differences in the back ground of various interrelated cognitive
activities, such as memory, thoughts and decision-making in humans.