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Kazuhiro Ueda

Kazuhiro Ueda

Research Category

Cognitive Science, Intelligent Informatics

Area of Interest

Effect of individual creativity and social networks on innovation, Cognitive implication of embodiment in Japanese traditional performing arts, Cognitive basis of skill acquisition, Animacy perception

Recent Thoughts

We found that, in recent Japanese product development, some users actually provide ideas which led to a new useful product, by making such unexpected use of existing goods as their producers had never conceived: This phenomenon could be typically observed in the development of mobile phones in Japan; text-messaging service, camera phones and so on. We aim to clarify both the cognitive mechanism of individual users and the structure of social networks that enable such a style of product development. We also aim to address whether this type of product development is uniquely found in Japan or not.


  • 植田 一博・岡田 猛 (2000).『協同の知を探る:創造的コラボレーションの認知科学』.共立出版.
  • Izumi,K. & Ueda,K. (2001).Phase Transition in a Foreign Exchange Market: Analysis Based on an Artificial Market Approach. IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation, vol.5, no. 5, pp456-470.
  • Ueda,K. & Komatsu,K. (2007). Mutual Adaptation: A New Criterion for Designing and Evaluating Human-Computer Interaction. In T.Nishida (ed) Conversational Informatics: An Engineering Approach (Wiley), pp381-402.
  • 鷲田 祐一・植田 一博 (2008).イノベーション・アイデアを発生させる需要側ネットワーク伝播構造の研究.『情報処理学会論文誌』,vol.49(4),pp1515-1526.
  • Okada, T., Yokochi, S., Ishibashi, K. & Ueda, K. (2009). Analogical modification in the creation of contemporary art. Cognitive Systems Research, vol.10(3), pp189-203.
  • Doi, H., Ueda, K. & Shinohara, K. (2009). Neural correlates of the stare-in-the-crowd effect. Neuropsychologia, vol.47(4), pp1053-1060.
  • Doi, H., Ueda, K. & Shinohara, K. (2009). Relational Property between Head and Eye regions is the Primary Determinant of the Efficiency in Search for a Deviant Gaze. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol.62(9), pp1723-1737.

Recent/Ongoing Works

  • Fukuda, H. & Ueda, K. (in press). Interaction with a Moving Object Affects One’s Perception of Its Animacy. International Journal of Social Robotics.

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