Friday Lunch Seminar: Eiji Nawa : " Well-being — Can we change it? And how? " (On-line for CiNet members only: Sign-up required)

Friday Lunch Seminar (English)

March 3, 2023
12:15 〜 13:00

Talk Title: Well-being — Can we change it? And how?

Eiji Nawa
Senior Researcher, CiNet PI
Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory
Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)
National Institutes of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Host PI: Eiji Nawa

Well-being is an umbrella term used to refer to notions such as “happiness”, “the good life” or a “fulfilling existence”. Broadly defined, well-being has been associated with a host of positive outcomes, from longevity to better health, to greater creativity and more productive workplaces. Due to the breadth of the reported benefits, well-being has increasingly drawn the attention of scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and the general public in recent years. Yet, the neurobiological mechanisms underlying such a state remain elusive.
In this talk, I will explain how well-being is defined in the realm of psychology research, how it is measured, and what are the current problems, challenges, and knowledge gaps in the field. I will also share some preliminary results of our attempt to identify potential drivers of well-being among Japanese individuals based on self-report data and discuss the possible implications of these findings.