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The 8th Super Interdisciplinary Conference] Does Contact with Nature and Sound Help to Relieve Stress and Increase Productivity in Humans? Creating "Comfortable Spaces" Based on Evidence / March 8, 2019, 14:40~@Shinjuku

【第8回超異分野学会】自然や音との触れ合いはヒトのストレス緩和や生産性向上に役立つのか?エビデンスに基づいた『心地良い空間』の創造 /2019年3月8日14:40~@新宿
panel discussion
Creation of "comfortable space" through contact with nature and sound

Riverness will sponsor the event.The 8th Main Meeting of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields(March 8-9, 2019 (Friday and Saturday)), a panel discussion on "Creating 'Comfortable Spaces' through Contact with Nature and Sound" (session partner: Kansai Electric Power Co.

The 8th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/2019


In recent years, an increasing number of companies have taken steps to alleviate stress, improve productivity, etc., as part of their "work style reform" efforts. Among them, major overseas technology companies such as amazon and Apple are applying the "biophilia hypothesis," which states that humans instinctively seek nature, to the design of their office spaces as biophilic design. Interest in biophilia is growing rapidly, as many people have had the refreshing experience of immersing themselves in nature. Other typical influencing factors on people are sound. There are many known examples of its influence on people's cognitive function and emotional state.
On the other hand, these experiences are sensory, and it is important to accumulate scientific evidence in the future. Not only conventional psychological tests and physiological analysis, but also multifaceted verification incorporating newly developed measurement techniques and other methods, as well as quantitative evaluation of their effects, should clarify the relationship between nature, sound, and people. In this session, we will explore the possibilities and discuss the creation of "comfortable spaces.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, venture companies, and large corporations from various perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
Audience members are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website (see below).



Creation of "comfortable space" through contact with nature and sound
Session Partner The Kansai Electric Power Co.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019, 14:40-16:10
Place: Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand (Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Grand Tower 5F, 8-17-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023)
Nearest Stations: Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line), Tochomae Station (Oedo Line) Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station (Oedo Line), Shinjuku Station (JR Line, Marunouchi Line, Odakyu Line, Keio Line, Shinjuku Line, Oedo Line)


Chiba (city)University Graduate School of Horticulture Doctoral Program
Mikiko Kamada
He completed his graduate studies at the Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University. His major was molecular plant breeding. After completing graduate school, worked in planning and development for a vegetable seed manufacturer.In 2015, he launched Rokkakkei, LLC. and has been engaged in the space greening business, developing products such as indoor greening tool Tanicushion®️. Currently, he is studying "the relationship between humans and plants" as a doctoral student at a graduate school.


Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Shiga University
Ms. Masako Ohira

Completed the doctoral course at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 2011. In the same year, he became a researcher at Nagaoka University of Technology's Center for the Development of Top Runners in the Fusion of Industry, Academia, and Government. He became a lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Shiga University in the same year and an associate professor at the same university in 2015. He has been consistently engaged in research on stress assessment using hormones in saliva since his graduate school days. Recently, he has been engaged in research and development of methodology for stress assessment without using saliva, such as psychological stress assessment using biochemicals derived from body tissue fluid, nails, and hair. D. in Medicine.


National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Mr. Yui Matsumoto

D. degree (Doctor of Philosophy) from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He is currently engaged in research on sound as a researcher at the National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry. His research focuses on the mechanisms of social behavior such as vocal communication in rodents and the effects of acoustic environments on living organisms.




Advanced Technology Laboratory, Technical Research Institute, Research and Development Office, Kansai Electric Power Co.
Soichi Nakao

After graduating from Osaka Prefectural College of Technology, Department of Industrial Chemistry, he joined Kansai Electric Power Co. He was engaged in maintenance management of thermal power plant (mainly management of fuel, water quality, exhaust gas, and wastewater). In 2000, he was transferred to the General Technical Research Institute of the company (currently Technical Research Institute), where he was engaged in evaluation research of energy utilization equipment such as eco-cutes and PEFCs, and then in charge of research planning and planning. Currently, he is engaged in planning for the start-up of new businesses.



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General Manager, Human Resource Development Division, Riverness, Inc.
Takashi Okazaki

Doctor of Science. D. in Science from Osaka University. After working as a special researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), he joined LIVERNESS. In addition to his diverse research experience at universities, major textile manufacturers, and national research institutes, he was engaged in science and technology promotion planning at a local government affiliated organization. Mainly engaged in local seed discovery, human resource development, and regional acceleration.



------------------------------------------The outline of the 8th Main Conference of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies: -------------------------------------------

Conference theme: Connecting, Time, Space, and the Senses
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 8, 09:00-18:20 (18:30-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 9, 09:00-18:20 (18:30-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Venue: Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand
Participation fee: Free for academics and presenters, 100,000 yen for companies (50,000 yen for applications before the end of January)
    *Free of charge for partners and those willing to serve as judges
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/2019
Conference program (tentative, excerpts):

Friday, March 8
keynote speech
TECH PLANTER World Communication
Deep Tech Sessions (Introductory/Drone/Food Tech)
Real Tech Venture of the Year 2019 Awards Ceremony
 The Future of Human-Robot Interaction."
 Genomics, Industry, and Us: Approaches and Prospects for a Genome-utilizing Society
 Creation of "comfortable spaces" through contact with nature and sound.
 Food production using underutilized resources."
 The Truth About Local Ecosystems, According to the Founders."
 "Mind Sensing and Beyond - Psychology x Technology Expands the Future."
 'Did you know that you can consult with town factories about your ideas? Into the Era of Superfactories Manufacturing Knowledge"
<Short pitch
 Technology Splash" (short pitches by poster presenters)

Saturday, March 9
keynote speech
Liberace Research Funding Award 2019
Expanding the World of Taste with Technology
Exploring the Origins of Innovation
 New research and projects created by researchers and businesses."
 "Excitement Deepens Education for the Future."
 What is the Value of Human Beings in a Society Based on Artificial Intelligence? 〜Creating a future in which all people can play an active role"
 "Re-Designing Learning Environments: How to Nurture the Next Generation to Solve the World's Problems?"
 The 2nd Cellular Agriculture Conference - Practical applications are in sight! The Forefront of Cellular Agriculture and Cultured Meat"
 Creating a New Image of the Researcher: How Creative Are You? ~"
 Toward an Information Ecosystem Linking Healthcare and R&D."
 "The Challenge of Completing the 2030 Seafloor Map"


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