Masataka Nakayama

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Masataka Nakayama
Kyoto University
Kokoro Research Center

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 2018
Assistant Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Sep 2016
Jul 2018
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Sep 2016
Jul 2018
海外特別研究員, JSPS
May 2015
Aug 2016
研究員, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Apr 2011
Mar 2014


Apr 2011
Apr 2015
Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
Apr 2005
Mar 2009
Department of Education, Kyoto University

Published Papers

Nakayama, M., Uchida, Y.
Psychologia      2020   [Refereed]
Nakayama M, Saito S.
Journal of Memory and Language   94 235-253   2017   [Refereed]
Position-element association has been extensively investigated as a mechanism for serial order memory and has been widely implemented in models of short-term memory. This study examined whether and how the position-element association is learned a...
Nakayama M, Tanida Y, Saito S.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition   41(5) 1570-1578   2015   [Refereed]
Serial ordering mechanisms have been investigated extensively in psychology and psycholinguistics. It has also been demonstrated repeatedly that long-term phonological knowledge contributes to serial ordering. However, the mechanisms that contribu...
Nakayama M, Saito S.
Cognition   131(3) 415-430   2014   [Refereed]
An essential function of language processing is serial order control. Computational models of serial ordering and empirical data suggest that plan representations for ordered output of sound are governed by principles related to similarity. Among ...
Yanaoka, K., Nakayama, M., Jarrold, C., & Saito, S.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.   45(4) 573-590   2019   [Refereed]
The Hebb repetition paradigm has recently attracted attention as a measure of serial order learning, which underlies word-form learning abilities. Although children are good vocabulary learners, it is surprising that previous Hebb learning studies...
Tanida, Y., Nakayama, M., & Saito, S.
Memory   27(4) 507-518   2019   [Refereed]
The current study investigated the ways long-term memory contributes to short-term serial order memory of novel verbal sequences, focusing on long-term knowledge of bi-element frequency, that is, co-occurrence frequency of two consecutive elements...
Kaori Sasagawa, Masataka Nakayama, Yukiko Uchida, Kosuke Takemura
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   88(5) 431-441   2017   [Refereed]
This study investigated the personality of employees on medical leave due to mental health disorders. Focusing on Contingencies of self-worth (CSW) as a metric of personality, we examined whether the CSW of employees on medical leave due to mental...
Masataka Nakayama, Satoru Saito
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   86(3) 249-257   2015   [Refereed]
The present study investigated principles of phonological planning, a common serial ordering mechanism for speech production and phonological short-term memory. Nakayama and Saito (2014) have investigated the principles by using a speech-error ind...
Masataka Nakayama
22(3) 456-462   2015   [Refereed]
Processing fluency influences judgment as metacognitive cue. Laham, Koval, & Al-
ter (2012) demonstrated name-pronunciation effect whereby easy-to-pronounce (i.e.,
easy-to-process) names were judged more positively. In their study, however, the “p...

Books etc

Cultural Psychology as a Form of Memory Research in T. Tsukiura & S. Umeda (Eds)., Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society,
Masataka NakayamaYoshiyuki UedaPamela Marie TaylorHitoshi TominagaYukiko Uchida (Part:Contributor, Chapter 16)
Springer Japan   2017   
Cultural psychology investigates the mutual construction of culture and the mind, in which culture creates the mind and the mind creates culture. With the goal of opening a dialogue between memory researchers and cultural psychologists, this chapt...

Conference Activities & Talks

A hippocampal model of rapid sequence learning applied to repetition effects in immediate serial recall.
Masataka Nakayama, David C. Plaut
Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society   4 Jan 2019   
A hippocampal model of rapid statistical learning.
Masataka Nakayama, David C. Plaut
The 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society   25 Oct 2018   
Analysis of counseling via social networking service: Counselor’s estimate of topic of case and its evaluation by topic model
Masataka Nakayama
Jun 2019