About Us

Welcome to the Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. at Chuo University! This is a newly launched lab since April, 2013, inheriting a legacy of Functional Brain Science lab at Jichi Medical University and Sensory and Cognitive Food Science Lab at National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan. We are performing multi-disciplinary studies involving functional brain imaging using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and psychometrics on human cognition with special emphasis on food life and food marketing.


As to functional brain imaging, we have been most dedicated to technical development of spatial registration for fNIRS imaging (also known as optical topography or diffused optical imaging (DOI)). Several useful tools with evidence at publication-basis are available.


The other important wheel of our lab is psychometrics. Why psychometrics? Well, neuroimaging is not sufficient to explore the complex structure of human cognition. We need to ask and ask, and heavy statistical analyses thereafter will tell you what are going on in our brain. We are currently applying psychometrics on the study of human food life, and extending it to QoL research in general.


As our publication records may tell, we are happy to perform international collaboration with either topic. If you are interested in, please feel free to contact us. dan(at mark)jichi.ac.jp

Also, as our lab is located in the middle of Tokyo, please feel free to visit us. Last minute appointment is usually welcome!


Ippeita Dan, Professor of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.
Research and Development Initiatives, Chuo University