NTT Communication Science Laboratories Research Specialist
After I graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of Kobe University in 2004, I worked for a medical manufacturing company for 7 years. In 2010, I joined a 10 days Vipassana meditation retreat. In this retreat, I understood through my own experience that meditation benefitted my physical and mental well-being. As I wanted to understand this meditation scientifically, I decided to quit my job to research on meditation and I got my PhD at division of cognitive psychology in education of Kyoto University. Currently, I am researching on the neural, physiological, and psychological mechanisms of meditation. I am especially interested in mindfulness and compassion meditation that generate wisdom and compassion, which are both sides of the same coin of Buddhism. I am also working to implement such meditations in society to increase peoples’ physical and mental well-being (HP: http://masahirofujino.jp).