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Evolutionary Biology of the Self

2018 Research Projects

Research Topic

Evolutionary Biology of the Self

Lead Researcher

Yutaka Komura, Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

Collaborating Researchers

Akihiko Nikkuni, Program Specific Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University

Akio Tanaka, Part time lecturer, Otemon University

So Fujimoto, Graduate student, Tokyo University

Hiroto Minami, Graduate student, Osaka University

This project aims to investigate the evolutionary biological basis of self monitoring using cognitive neuro-scientific experiments on animals and humans. Based on the knowledge gained by this investigation, we will gain new insight in control mechanisms of self understanding and decision making.