Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2022

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Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering 

Laboratory of Neural Information Processing

Professor / Yasuhiro WADA  Technical Staff / Toshiki KUSANO

ProfessorYasuhiro WADA

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Technical StaffToshiki KUSANO

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  • Can we understand our brains?
  • Let's explore the amazing brain activity patterns
  • Communication through our biological signals


Professor / Yasuhiro WADA
Professor Wada is a kind person with a firm hand when it comes to the research and guidance of his students. He looks after us inside and outside the laboratory and creates a great environment to explore our own interests. Feel free to talk to him about your hobbies or recent interests at some of the many laboratory events.

Research Content

The human brain is a complex system in charge on controlling every single one of our movements with unparalleled precision. In this laboratory we study the brain activity to try to unveil the key processes behind such precise control, and while doing so, we are witnesses of many of the brain wonders. Main research topics are: (1) Mathematical and computational models to express human motion. (2) Control of devices using patterns elicited in brain activity via auditory stimulation from virtual sound sources. (3) Discrimination of brain activity patterns using machine learning.

Simultaneous measurement of fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy) and human arm trajectory

A Day in the Lab

With no mandatory hours to fulfil and no impositions about the time to arrive/leave the laboratory, we can proceed with research at our own pace. It's a free environment in which we don't use freedom as an excuse, but rather as our motivation to produce results we can show at the weekly meeting. For those doing their best, the reward is the opportunity to present results at relevant local and international events. In my three years here there have been visits to Canada, USA, China and Italy among other national venues. Expect to hear laughter, light chat, and smell coffee.

Laboratory members presenting their work.

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Study on the removal of artifact caused by head motion during fNIRS measurement.
  • (M)calp-hemodynamics artifact reduction of functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with real-time sliding window analysis
  • (D)Even-related potential identification with convolutional neural networks in an auditory brain-computer interface

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Tohoku Electric Power
  • Ad-Sol Nissin
  • Omron
  • RION
  • Atom Medical Coporation
  • The Chugoku Electric Power Company
  • Y-E DATA
Writer : Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering MORI Takumi
(Kagawa National Institute of Technology)