Profile Information

Affiliation
Project Professor, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo
Degree
Ph.D. in Engineering(Mar, 2004, Osaka University)

Researcher number
30571632
J-GLOBAL ID
201101098657359463
researchmap Member ID
B000003313

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Dr. Yukie Nagai has been investigating the underlying neural mechanisms for social cognitive development by means of computational approaches. She designs neural network models for robots to learn to acquire cognitive functions such as self-other cognition, estimation of others’ intention and emotion, altruism, and so on based on the theory of predictive coding. The simulator reproducing atypical perception in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which has been developed by her group, greatly impacts society as it enables people with and without ASD to better understand potential causes for social difficulties. She was elected to “30 women in robotics you need to know about” in 2019 and “World’s 50 Most Renowned Women in Robotics” in 2020. She serves as the principal investigator of CREST “Cognitive Mirroring” and CREST "Cognitive Feeling" since December 2016 and October 2021, respectively.


Papers

  100

Misc.

  14

Research Projects

  14