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Where value comes from?

The brain integrates various sensory inputs and evaluates the item or environment by referring to knowledge and memory, but the process is still full of mysteries. Various behavioral experiments and neural measurements have revealed the mysterious reality.

202108.25 The current state of nostalgia research (paper publication) Posted in RESEARCH

A special issue of Japanese Psychological Review, "Cognitive and neural basis of nostalgia and its functions" has been published by researchers conducting research on nostalgia. It contains a lot of information about the past and future of nostalgia research. I wrote a comment paper on the review of neuroscientific research on nostalgia, and proposed the importance of research focusing on the aspect of ambivalent emotions such as bittersweet and the meaning of nostalgia in old age as future prospects. (Oba)