Kohei Tsunemi

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Kohei Tsunemi
Iwaki Junior College
Doctor (Education)


What is STORY, how we comprehend STORY, and why we love STORY? These are my big research questions. Now I'm mainly trying to understand how we comprehend story, especially in the terms of contributions of reader's own perceptual memories (e.g., autobiographical memories).

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Associate Professor, Shukutoku Junior College
Apr 2017
Mar 2018
associate professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Iwaki Junior College
Apr 2012
Mar 2016
Lecturer with tenure, Department of Early Childhood Education, Iwaki Junior College
May 2011
Mar 2012
Researcher (global COE), Kyoto Univ. Faculty of Education.
Apr 2007
Apr 2011
Doctoral course, Kyoto Univ. Faculty of Education.

Published Papers

A Consideration about Development of Language from Adolescence: Self, Reports, and Childcare or Educational Counseling.
Kohei Tsunemi
51    Mar 2018
A sixth sense: Narrative experiences of stories with twist endings.
Komeda, H., Taira, T., Tsunemi, K., Kusumi, T., & Rapp, D.N
Scientific Study of Literature   7:2 203-231   2017   [Refereed]
Tsunemi, K., Tamura, A., Ogawa, S., Isomura, T., Ito, H., Ida, M., & Masataka, N.
Frontiers in Developmental Psychology   5 1-8   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
A pilot study of representation-segmentation theory for story comprehension
Bulletin of Iwaki Junior College   47 39-52   Mar 2013
Komeda, H., Tsunemi, K., Inohara K., Kusumi, T., & Rapp, D, N.
Acta Psychologica   142 349-355   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
Inohara K., Tsunemi, K., & Kusumi, T.
Psychologia   56 1-19   2013   [Refereed]
Komeda, H., Kawasaki, M., Tsunemi, K., & Kusumi, T.
Cognition & Emotion   23(1) 135-151   Jan 2009   [Refereed]
Tsunemi, K., & Kusumi, T.
Psychologia   54(3) 119-134   Jul 2011   [Refereed]
Read aloud for infants and young children in the light of their cognitive processes
Kohei Tsunemi
Bulletin of Iwaki Junior College   49 1-11   Mar 2016   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Readers' viewpoint shifts as a function of grammatical person of a protagonist during online narrative reading.
Morishima, Y., Fukuda, Y., & Tsunemi, K.
International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, Conference Torino.   24 Jul 2014   
Perceptual aspects of language in story comprehension
Tsunemi, K & Kusumi, T.
The 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse   Jul 2008