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My Profile and Research Interests

Hiroshi NITTONO, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Director, Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory

Vice-President, International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) (2023-; Secretary 2010-2023, Director 2004-)
Director, Japanese Society for Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology (2019-)
Editor-in-Chief, Japanese Journal of Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology (2019-)

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Curriculum Vitae

1971 Born in Yokohama (Japan)

1989-1993 Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in psychophysiology

1993-1995 Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Master of Science (MSc) in experimental psychology

1995-1998 Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, PhD in human sciences

1997 Studied at Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Healthy (Berlin, Germany), granted by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (June 1-August 6)

1998 Assistant Professor at Faculty of Integrated Arts and SciencesHiroshima University

2003 Visiting researcher at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (August 2003 – March 2005)

2004 Director of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) (2004-)

2004 Action editor of International Journal of Psychophysiology (August-March 2011)

2004 Director-at-large of Psychophysiology in Ergonomics (PIE) (2004-2006)

2005 Associate Professor at Faculty of Integrated Arts and SciencesHiroshima University

2005 Visiting researcher at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig, Germany), granted by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and German Academic Exchange Service (August 2-September 19)

2006 Associate Professor at Graduate School of Integrated Arts and SciencesHiroshima University

2016 Full Professor at Graduate School of Human SciencesOsaka University

Fields of Specialty

  1. Cognitive Psychophysiology (event-related potentials, autonomic measures)
  2. Information Processing Psychology (attention, processing resources, working memory, and performance)
  3. Kansei science (intersection of cognition, affect, and motivation)

Current Research Topics

  1. Psychological studies on kawaii/cuteness as a positive emotion
  2. Psychophysiological investigation of high-resolution audio
  3. Effects of cardiac and respiratory phases on perception and cognition

Research Topics in the Past

  1. Psychophysiology of curiosity and interest
  2. Effects of background music on performance
  3. Event-related potential study of musical expectancy
  4. Event-related potentials during sleep
  5. Individual differences in working memory capacity

Membership of Academic Societies



Present Address

Dr. Hiroshi Nittono
Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
1-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, JAPAN
e-mail: info [at] cplnet.jp

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