Professor Ryuta KAWASHIMA
Associate Professor Rui NOUCHI

The Department of Cognitive Health Science was established in December 2018 with the aim to realize smart-aging and cognitive health for individuals and society as a whole. We coined the new phrase “Cognitive Health Science”, which is a combination of Cognitive Science and Health Science, to understand and improve Cognitive Health through multiple research methods such as: psychological experiments and questionnaires, brain imaging, daily intervention using randomized controlled trials, meta-analysis and so forth.
We believe that cognitive health (healthy and adaptive mental states, ie: cognitive and emotional states), to be almost as significant in the future as physical, social and mental health. Our activities are supported by the “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” project of MEXT.