Researchers

Ming Chang

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg.)

Specific Research Topic:

The measurement and analysis of brain function using EEG and Perceptual learning

Phone: 

+81-6-6879-7830

Mailing Address:

1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City Osaka, 565-0871

Email: 


Perceptual learning often requires a significant amount of training and attention to the training task from the participant, particularly when the learning target cannot be perceived in consciousness, as in auditory discrimination. It is not explicitly clear what and how we can learn effectively.

To study the mechanisms of unconscious perceptual learning, my research focuses on training interfaces that work directly on brain activity. In particular, I am interested in developing a novel neurofeedback method, using brain activity elicited by similar sounds that cannot be consciously discriminated.

Furthermore, I am also studying unconscious learning of foreign languages learning using neurofeedback training. Beyond this, my research aims to achieve applicability in other auditory fields, and clinical research such as hearing impairments and schizophrenia.

 

Selected Publications:

Chang, M., Iizuka, H., Naruse, Y., Ando, H., & Maeda, T. Unconscious learning of auditory discrimination using mismatch negativity (MMN) neurofeedback. Scientific reports, 4. 2014.

Chang, M., Iizuka, H., Naruse, Y., Ando, H., & Maeda, T. An interface for unconscious learning using mismatch negativity neurofeedback. Augmented Human International Conference. 3. 2014.

Chang, M., Iizuka, H., Naruse, Y., Ando, H., & Maeda, T. Unconscious learning of speech sounds using mismatch negativity neurofeedback. Augmented Human International Conference 3. 2015.