An Experimental Study on Relationship Between Intellectual Concentration and Personal Mental Characteristics

  • Wakako TakekawaEmail author
  • Kimi Ueda
  • Shogo Ogata
  • Hiroshi Shimoda
  • Hirotake Ishii
  • Fumiaki Obayashi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


As a proposal of new diagnosis for mental diseases, this study focused on the relationship between intellectual concentration and personal mental characteristics. It is expected that the measurement of concentration characteristics may help the diagnosis of the mental disorders because the mental characteristics such as psychiatric disease, developmental disorder and behavioral feature are supposed to be closely related to their mental activity such as concentration. When analyzing the relationship, the characteristics of concentration are expressed as 36 feature values by analyzing answering time distribution of cognitive task, and the values of concentration were compressed to 5 main factors by principal component analysis. Then the combination of the factors and one of 36 parameters of mental characteristics were given to a decision tree analysis tool.


Intellectual concentration Mental characteristics Decision tree analysis 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP17H01777.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wakako Takekawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kimi Ueda
    • 1
  • Shogo Ogata
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Shimoda
    • 1
  • Hirotake Ishii
    • 1
  • Fumiaki Obayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Energy ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Panasonic CorporationKadoma, OsakaJapan

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