Faculty Members

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Assistant Professor
Himichi toshiyuki

Ph.D. Education, Kyoto University, Japan, 2016

  • Year of birth: 1987
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - Research Institute for future design
    - School of Economics & Management
Areas of specialization Social Psychology
Laboratory/research office Emotion and Social Psychology laboratory
We are interested in exploring, by means of psychological experiments and surveys, the psychological mechanisms underlying human communications. In particular, we are investigating (1) how people share emotional states of others; (2) how people read the minds of others; and (3) what factors motivate us to help others. We aim to contribute to the development of effective interventions towards the enhancement of human social skills.
Current research topics
Educational background 2016: Doctor, Kyoto University
2013: Master, Kyoto University
2010: Bachelor, Hiroshima University
Professional background 2017-2019: 
Academic societies

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Undergraduate school
  • Questionnaire Survey Methods
  • Computer Literacy
  • Emotion and Decisino Making
  • Seminar I
  • Seminar II
  • Project Research
  • Economic policy
  • Specialized Seminar I
  • Specialized Seminar II
  • Seminar I (Management and Mathematics)
Graduate school

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Himichi toshiyuki, Hidekazu Osanai, Takayuki Gotro, Hiroyo Fujita, Yuta Kawamura, Adam Smith, Michio Nomura
    Title: Exploring the Multidimensional Links Between Trait Mindfulness and Trait Empathy
    Journal: frontiers in Psychiatry, Vol. 12, p. 498614, Frontiers Media SA
    Year: 2021
  2. Authors: INOUE Yukako, Himichi toshiyuki, Nobuhiro Mifune, SAIJOTatsuyoshi
    Title: People prefer joint outcome prosocial resource distribution towards future others
    Journal: Scientific Reports, Vol. 11, p. 5373, Nature Research
    Year: 2021
  3. Authors: Ohtsubo Yohsuke , Matsunaga Masahiro , Himichi toshiyuki, Suzuki Kohta, Shibata Eiji, Hori Reiko, Umemura Tomohiro, Ohira Hideki
    Title: Role of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in the Computation of Relationship Value
    Journal: Social Neuroscience, Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 600-612, Taylor & Francis Group
    Year: 2020
  4. Authors: Himichi toshiyuki, Yohsuke Ohtsubo
    Title: An inverted U-shaped relationship between heart rate deceleration and empathic emotions
    Journal: Biological Psychology, Elsevier
    Year: 2020
  5. Authors: Yohsuke Ohtsubo, Masahiro Matsunaga, Himichi toshiyuki, Kohta Suzuki, Eiji Shibata, Reiko Hori, Tomohiro Umemura, Hideki Ohira
    Title: Costly group apology communicates a group’s sincere “intention”
    Journal: Social Neuroscience, Talor & Francis
    Year: 2020
  6. Authors: Naoki Konishi, Himichi toshiyuki, Yohsuke Ohtsubo
    Title: Heart rate reveals the difference between disgust and anger in the domain of morality.
    Journal: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, American Psychological Association
    Year: 2020
  7. Authors: Himichi toshiyuki, Michio Nomura
    Title: Modulation of empathy in the left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex facilitates altruistic behavior:An fNIRS study.
    Journal: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 207-222, World Scientific Publishing
    Year: 2015
  8. Authors: Himichi toshiyuki, Hiroyo Fujita, Michio Nomura
    Title: Negative emotions impact lateral prefrontal cortex activation during theory of mind: An fNIRS study.
    Journal: Social Neuroscience, Vol. 10, pp. 605-615, Taylor & Francis
    Year: 2015
  9. Authors: Tamami Nakano, Chiho Kuriyama, Himichi toshiyuki, Michio Nomura
    Title: Association of a nicotinic receptor gene polymorphism with spontaneous eyeblink rates.
    Journal: Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, Nature Publishing Group
    Year: 2015
  10. Authors: Shogo Kajimura, Himichi toshiyuki, Michio Nomura
    Title: Beautiful Faces Enhance Verbal Working Memory Performance: An NIRS Study.
    Journal: Psychologia, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 49-57, Psychologia Society
    Year: 2014
  11. Authors: Himichi toshiyuki, Masayuki Kaneko, Jun Nomura, Yasunobu Okuma, Yasuyuki Nomura, Michio Nomura
    Title: COMT Val158Met gene polymorphism influences the perception of other's pain.
    Journal: Psychology Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 185-195, David Publishing
    Year: 2012
Invited lectures
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Social activities

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