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USJI University Research Report Vol.59

July 14,2017

Kyoto University

Kyoto University scientists enhance mind reading technology
Yukiyasu Kamitani, Professor Neuroinformatics Lab, Department of Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics
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Scanning your brain to decode the contents of your mind has been a subject of intense research interest for some time. Now a team of researchers in Kyoto has combined fMRI scanning with neural network-based artificial intelligence to decode and predict what a person is seeing or imagining with a high degree of accuracy. Their results are reported in Nature Communications. Read more

Keio University

Sophia University

University of Tsukuba

Novel molecular pathway in aggressive breast cancer offers potential therapeutic targets
Mitsuyasu Kato, Professor, Laboratory of Experimental Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
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University of Tsukuba-led researchers identify molecular mechanism contributing to malignancy in aggressive form of breast cancer.

The University of Tokyo

-2015 SSM survey questionnaires- The questionnaires contain some 90 questions covering personal work history from 7,817 respondents: men and women between the ages of 20 and 79.

60 years of studying society's hidden disparities: Sociologists science people's intuitions
Sawako Shirahase, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology Takayasu Nakamura, Professor, Graduate School of Education Shin Arita, Professor, Institute of Social Science
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In Japan these days, issues about social inequalities and the growing gap between rich and poor are more frequently discussed than before. The SSM survey’s findings suggest that what we think and imagine based on our daily life and experiences regarding social inequalities is not necessarily the same as what researchers found based on their rigorous analyses of the empirical data.

Ritsumeikan University

Survery at the shopping mall

Waseda University

Act-Belong-Commit Mentally Healthy WA held at a school

A Prescription for People “Feeling Depressed for No Particular Reason” Today
Koji Takenaka, Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University
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The terms“men-heru” and “men-hera” are among those online buzzwords which we often see today. (…snip…)
We launched our Act-Belong-Challenge Campaign for promoting mental health in response to the need to prevent mental health problems…

Kyushu University

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