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Hitoshi Terai


FacultyDepartment of Information and Computer Science / Graduate School of Industory
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Last Updated :2019/10/19

Education and Career


  •   2001 04  - 2003 03 , Nagoya University, Graduate School of Human Infomatics
  •   2003 04  - 2006 03 , Nagoya University, Graduate School of Information Science

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2010 08 ,  - 2015 03 , Contract Associate Professor (CREST, JST), Nagoya University
  •   2008 04 ,  - 2010 07 , Assistant Professor, Tokyo Denki University
  •   2007 06 ,  - 2010 03 , Visiting Associate Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems
  •   2006 06 ,  - 2008 03 , Assistant Professor, Nagoya University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Informatics, Library and information science/Humanistic social informatics
  • Informatics, Cognitive science
  • Science education/Educational technology, Educational technology

Research Interests

  • Scientific discovery, Web, Insight

Published Papers

  • Development of a Design Database and Experimental Discussion of Brain Activations for Creativity Assessment, TERAI Hitoshi, MIWA Kazuhisa, MIZUNO Shunsuke, Proceedings of 36rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2014), 1568 - 1573, Jul. 2014 , Refereed
  • A Discussion on the Consistency of Driving Behavior across Laboratory and Real Situational Studies, TERAI Hitoshi, MIWA Kazuhisa, OKUDA Hiroyuki, TAZAKI Yuichi, SUZUKI Tatsuya, KOJIMA Kazuaki, MORITA Jyunya, MAEHIGASHI Akihiro, TAKEDA Kazuya, 1444 - 1449, Aug. 2013 , Refereed
  • fMRI Study in Insight Problem Solving Using Japanese Remote Associates Test Based on Semantic Chunk Decomposition, TERAI Hitoshi, MIWA Kazuhisa, ASAMI Kazuaki, Proceedings of 35rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013), 3516 - 3521, Aug. 2013 , Refereed
  • An Experimental Study on Process of Identifying of Unexpected Events by Using a Magic Trick Task, 認知科学, 19(2), 146 - 163, Jun. 2012 , Refereed
  • The effects of planning for information needs and use of information resources upon an information seeking behavior, Annals of Nagoya University Library Studies, 名古屋大学附属図書館研究年報, 0(6), 39 - 45, 2007 , Refereed
  • Insight Problem Solving from the Viewpoint of Searches for Hypothesis and Data Spaces, TERAI Hitoshi, MIWA Kazuhisa, KOGA Kazuo, Cognitive studies. Bulletin of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society, 認知科学 = Cognitive studies : bulletin of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society, 12(2), 74 - 88, Jun. 2005 , Refereed
  • The Nature of Insight Problem Solving : Chance Discovery from Cognitive Psychology, Miwa Kazuhisa, Terai Hitoshi, Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 人工知能学会誌, 18(3), 275 - 282, May 2003

Books etc

  • A Chance Favours a Prepared Mind: Chance Discovery from Cognitive Psychology, TERAI Hitoshi, MIWA Kazuhisa, Contributor, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 423. In Ohsawa, Y. and Abe, A. (Eds.), Advances in Chance Discovery (pp. 33-48), Springer Berlin Heidelberg,   2013 , 978-3-642-30113-1

Research Grants & Projects

  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B)), Information seeking behavior in hybrid information environment, Hitoshi TERAI, When providing information services for students in university libraries, it is essentially important to understand how they make use of multiple information resources and included information. There have been many studies about users' preference, information seeking behavior, and learning effects in individual resources. However, there is little empirical research about how users search for information and what problems exist in such information seeking processes in the environment including multiple information resources. In this study, we try to understand how library users behave in the information environment consisting of physical and electronic information resources through the psychological experiment. The results of this study are summarized as follows. First, using information resources are biased towards either a physical resource or an electronic resource in the information seeking process. Second, there is awareness of differences between characteristics of information resources and using information resources are based on them. Finally, a clear purpose tends to facilitate using multiple information resources and generation of information needs.