Neuroscientist, M.D., cognitive scientist. Professor, Higashi Nippon International University; Visiting Professor, Kyoto University of the Arts.
Born in Tokyo in 1975, Nakano graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Department of Applied Chemistry in 1998 and received her M.D. in neuroscience from the same university in 2008. After a spell as a post-doc researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in France, she has been focusing on research and writing since 2010. She has been a member of the Mori Art Museum’s Board of Trustees since 2022 and is currently devoting herself to research and writing on the brain and psychology. Nakano is noted for her narrative approach to deciphering social phenomena and characters from a scientific perspective.