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Naruto University of Education is a national university in Japan. It is located in Naruto, Tokushima. The current president is Yuzo Tanaka. The school employs around 160 professors. Wikipedia.


Terashima Y.,Naruto University of Education
Chemical Physics Letters | Year: 2016

Variations of the effective activation energy (Eα) throughout the glass transition were determined for 1,2-propanediamine (12PDA) and 1,2-propanediol (12PDO) by applying an isoconversional method to differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) data. Eα was found to markedly decrease throughout the glass transition of 12PDA, whereas such drastic change in Eα was not observed for 12PDO. Although the two simple liquids are similar in molecular structure and size, their trends in Eα and fragility m throughout the glass transition can be quite different. The significant disparity in the kinetic parameters can be caused by differences in hydrogen-bonding structure between 12PDA and 12PDO. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. Source


Eguchi T.,Kyoto University | Hikami K.,Naruto University of Education
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2011

We discuss the possibility of Mathieu group M24 acting as symmetry group on the K3 elliptic genus as proposed recently by Ooguri, Tachikawa and one of the present authors. One way of testing this proposal is to derive the twisted elliptic genera for all conjugacy classes of M24 so that we can determine the unique decomposition of expansion coefficients of K3 elliptic genus into irreducible representations of M24. In this Letter we obtain all the hitherto unknown twisted elliptic genera and find a strong evidence of Mathieu moonshine. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. Source


Masumoto J.,Hyogo University of Teacher Education | Inui N.,Naruto University of Education
Experimental Brain Research | Year: 2014

If two people row a boat, they often call to each other to synchronize their strokes. It is anticipated that such a call promotes periodic joint action. The present study thus examined the effects of speech on both complementary and synchronous strategies in joint action using the same task as we used previously (Masumoto and Inui in J Neurophysiol 109:1307-1314, 2013a). Ten pairs of participants produced periodic isometric forces such that the sum of the forces they produced was the target force cycling between 5 and 10 % of maximum voluntary contraction with an interval of 1,000 ms with the right hand. There were three speech conditions crossed with the presence or absence of visual information. Whereas two participants synchronized an utterance/ba/with the peak and valley forces in the 'Both' condition, one synchronized it with both forces in the 'One-side' condition, and nobody uttered it in the 'None' condition. When the total force was visible, the One-side and Both conditions exhibited lower correlations than the None condition, although the correlation between forces produced by two participants was negative in all conditions. When the total force was invisible, although the coherence between force and time series produced by two participants was low under the None condition, it was high at 1 and 3 Hz under the One-side and Both conditions. Thus, although periodically uttering a syllable worsened complementary force production when the target was visible, it promoted synchronization of their performance to each other's timing when the target was invisible. © 2014 Springer-Verlag. Source


Masumoto J.,Hyogo University of Teacher Education | Inui N.,Naruto University of Education
Journal of Neurophysiology | Year: 2013

If two people lift and carry an object, they not only produce complementary forces on the object but also walk in synchrony. Previous studies have not examined how two types of coordination strategy are adopted simultaneously. The present study thus tested the hypothesis that complementary and synchronous strategies simultaneously facilitate the action coordination performed by two people. Ten pairs of participants produced periodic isometric forces such that the sum of forces they produced was the target force cycling between 5% and 10% of maximum voluntary contraction with an interval of 1,000 ms (joint action), while individuals alone produced the same target forces with the right hand (individual action). The correlation between forces produced by two participants was highly negative when the total force was visible, indicating that the two participants produced complementary forces. When the image of the total or partner force was presented, the coherence between force-time series produced by two participants was highest at 1 Hz. The relative phase angles were also distributed at the 0-20° phase region. These innovative findings indicate that two participants simultaneously adopted both complementary and temporal synchronous strategies exclusively when the total force was visible. With the vision of total force, surprisingly, while the joint action exhibited a less variable force than the individual action, the joint action exhibited a smaller absolute error of forces than the individual action. These new findings indicated that the joint action controlled force more accurately than the individual action. © 2013 the American Physiological Society. Source


Masumoto J.,Hyogo University of Teacher Education | Inui N.,Naruto University of Education
Experimental Brain Research | Year: 2014

The present study examined the development of a leader–follower relationship in joint action performed by participants with different skill levels. Two participants were instructed to produce discrete isometric forces such that the sum of the forces was the target force. The task did not prescribe the onset time or share of force each participant contributed to the target force. Although novices with low force variability did not produce an earlier force than those with high force variability in the novice–novice group, experienced participants produced an earlier force than novices in the novice-experienced group. While participants with low force variability always produced a stronger force than those with high force variability in both the groups, there was no significant difference in force distributions between participants with low and high force variabilities. Although a novice-experienced pair produced force more complementarily than a novice–novice pair in the first practice block, the difference between pairs vanished after the first practice block, suggesting that leader–follower relations were not always beneficial to task performance. In addition, practice of the joint action did not transfer to individual action. © 2014, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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