Satoshi Umeda> Personal Details
Currently I have been involved in the cognitive neuroscientific studies of human emotion, memory, social interactions, future thinking, and self-awareness from various research methodologies including neuropsychology, functional neuroimaging, basic and clinical psychophysiology.

Research highlights:   Keio Research Highlights


Yuichi Ito (JSPS Research Fellow SPD)
We are able to envision and pre-experience the future events in our mind. The ability enables us to prepare for the future situations and to make our lives better. I study what mechanisms are underlying in that cognitive ability with a behavioral study and a computational modeling based on neuropsychological data.
Midori Shibata
My research interests include the neural mechanisms of language comprehension, especially non-literal language comprehension (humor, metaphor, irony and indirect speech acts).I'm also interested in how emotion affects language processing, and how language elicits the emotional response in our brain.


Koki Tsuji (D2)
I’m interested in how people generate, sustain, and change preferences, and how those preferences affect decision-making. I approach these interests with experimental psychology and neuroscience. Recent projects have focused on how social reputation and popularity with others have an effect on the preference for commodities.
Yuto Tanaka (D1)
My interest is how body and mind affect each other to make emotion and human behavior and its mechanism. Especially, I'm interested in how interoception forms, and I want to know whether there is factor that comes from outside the body that might affect the interoceptive awareness.
Ayaka Takagi (M2)
My current research interests involve the relationship among emotion, body and cognition. I have particularly focused on the psychophysiological mechanisms and functions of emotional tear.
Yurie Yajima (M2)
I'm interested in the sense of agency. In particular, I have focused on the agency in the situation where people act together. My research includes psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia.


  • Ayano Aso (4th)
  • Natsuko Kageura (4th)
  • Haruka Kojima (4th)
  • Yuki Yoshikawa (4th)
  • Ayano Hino (3rd)
  • Yuki Inoishi (3rd)
  • Akihide Iwashita (3rd)
  • Haruna Kaneko (3rd)
  • Risa Kishaba (3rd)
  • Kanako Nagano (3rd)

Lab Alumni

Keita Masui (Faculty of Psychology, Otemon Gakuin University)
Takahiro Osumi (National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry)
Yukio Maehara (Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University)
Hirokata Fukushima (Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University)
Yuri Terasawa (Department of Psychology, Keio University)