Assistant Professor, Research and Development Initiative, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Neuropsychology, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Psychology
Yayoi Shigemune was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1980.
In 2004, she graduated from the School of Sciences, Kyushu University.
In 2006, she completed the Master’s Program in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University.
In 2009, she completed the Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University.
She holds a PhD in disability sciences.
She served as a researcher in the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and Chuo University Faculty of Letters before assuming her current position in 2018.
She currently conducts research on time recognition in patients with brain tumors, intrinsic motivation in patients with Parkinson’s diseases, and functional neuroimaging for competition of attentions caused by rewards.