Project Description

This JSPS ('Kakenhi Kiban B') project investigates the effects of cognitive anxiety associated with observation of other individuals and competition on one's own motor behavior. In Collboration with Centre for Information and Neural Networks (CINET) in Osaka, National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, and Nagoya Chukyo University, we are using cognitive neuroscience experiments and computational modelling to acquire a quantitative measure of motor deteriorations due to anxiety, and investigate how non-human agents like robots may be used to influence human behaviors.

Title Authors Conference/Book Year bib pdf
Multiple learning processes underlie human pain conditioning S. Zhang, H. Mano, G. Ganesh, T. Robbins, B. Seymour Current Biology 2016
Watching novice action degrades expert’s performance- Evidence that the motor system is involved in action understanding by humans. T. Ikegami, G. Ganesh Nature Scientific Reports 2014