Public Lecture by Japanese Researcher Kumon Tokumaru
PetrSU hosted an online meeting-conference of PetrSU students and teachers with a famous Japanese researcher, an expert in the field of digital linguistics and psycholinguistics Kumon Tokumaru who delivered a lecture "What is reading? Techniques to connect text to in-brain memory networks".
During this mini-lecture, Kumon Tokumaru described his research, the purpose of which is to explain the psychophysiological nature of reading as a process and mechanism. The lecture of the Japanese researcher was held in a pleasant creative atmosphere accompanied by fruitful discussion.
Karina Novokhshanova, a student of the Institute of Foreign Languages:
The lecture was very informative and interesting. I had a chance to reconsider my views on reading, and also received some useful tips: to trust only reliable sources, to be attentive during the reading process, and not to pass unfamiliar words in the text. We are looking forward to new meetings and discussions!
Dr. Masahiro Yasue, a Japanese researcher:
Arigato-Kosaimas - that’s the word in Japanese meaning "thank you". I would like to say "arigato" to our amazing lecture Mr. Tokumaru for his insightful lecture on psychophysiological nature of reading. I picked up a lot.
This scientific event was organized by the Student Scientific Society of the Institute of Foreign Languages, PetrSU (Sabina Nedbailik, Associate Professor of the Department of the German and French Languages).
Kumon Tokumaru was born in 1959 in Ōita, Japan. He studied Political sciences at the University of Tokyo and graduated in 1983. He worked in industry as an engineer of Earth observation satellite system and satellite communication. He participated in UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, WSSD in 2002 held in Johannesburg, South Aftica. In 2007, he visited the oldest extant human site in South Africa and realized that human language was nothing other than the product of digital evolution. Since then he has been carrying out interdisciplinary research, studying digital linguistics, functions of human brain and linguistic intelligence evolution.