Toward a definitive understanding of Kansei

The Department of Kansei, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences promotes cross-disciplinary
education and research on higher brain function in humans called kansei.

Master’s Program

Kansei Science

Kansei Science is devoted to the study of kansei, a tacit process in humans that is usually activated by experiencing artifacts or systems.

Behavioral Science

Mental and brain functions can be elucidated by analyzing various behaviors in animals, including humans.


Functions of the brain are based on the integration of neural networks, which are composed of neurons as basic elements.

Doctoral Program

Kansei Information Science

In this field, students will study fundamentals and applications of research on kansei, a tacit process of humans that is usually activated by interacting with other humans, artifacts, the environment, or design processes.

Kansei Design Studies

We develop a foundation for communication between artifacts and humans and use it to develop a better society.

Kansei Ergonomics

Knowledge about the user’s perception and cognition is fundamentally important to improve usability of products or environments.

Comparative Cognitive Science

Our main research focus is to study the neuroendocrine basis of various behaviors, including emotions, socio-sexual activities, and learning.

Behavioral Neuroscience

This field of study seeks to clarify the biological and neural mechanisms underlying various behaviors in humans and animals.

Science of Mental Disorders

This field of study focuses on the developmental and mental disabilities during the development term (child term) and mental disability of an adult age term.

Brain Science

Brain Science consists of the Takei & Nogami Lab, the Matsumoto Lab, and the Shidara Lab.


This division, which is coordinates with the Neuroscience Research Institute (AIST, Tsukuba), is working toward understanding the molecular biological, psychological, physiological, and anatomical aspects of cognitive brain function, including cognition, behavior, and learning.