The relationship between Nagara action and working memory

Ryohei Iijima
Graduate School of Compprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Toshimasa Yamanaka
Faculty of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:71, s. 853-860

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In Japan; multi-tasking action is commonly referred as Nagara action. Nowadays; it is important that to think about relationship between Nagara action and products because of pursuing the convenience. On the other hand; inspite of difficulty of doing Nagara action in cognitive process; people can do Nagara action. The back of this topic; we think Working Memory is related. Working memory is a kind of short term memory; but it is not static but active and has important roll to support cognition. We think that when people do Nagara action; they use working memory for one task. So in this paper we aim to reveal the relationship between Nagara action and working memory; and experiment on like below with Picture Span Test. -1.Subjects is tested Picture Span Test(PST) for measuring capacity of working memory. 2.After testing PST; they answer the questionnaire about “How many Nagara action do you do in daily life”. 3.We analyze correlation between capacity of working memory and the frequency of Nagara action in daily life. From the above; we find the correlation between Nagara action and working memory and people whose capacity of working memory is higher tend to do Nagara action.


Behavior; interaction; kansei process; parallel attention; working memory


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