Ken Mogi

Japanese scientist
In this Japanese name, the family name is Mogi.

Ken Mogi (茂木 健一郎, Mogi Ken'ichirō) is a Japanese scientist. He studies the human brain. He works a researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories and teaches at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Ken'ichirō Mogi (November 17, 2007)


Mogi was born 20 October 1962 in Nakano Ward, Tokyo. His family soon moved to Kasukabe, Saitama where he grew up. He has an unusual hairstyle and cuts his own hair.


He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1985 with a degree in science and in 1987 with a degree in law. Mogi earned his Ph.D. in 1992. His thesis was called "Mathematical Model of Muscle Contraction".

Legal problemsEdit

In 2009, Japan's National Tax Agency said that Mogi had broken tax laws. Mogi did not pay all of his taxes for three years. He tried to hide income of ¥400,000,000.[1] NHK fired Mogi from a TV program because of his bad behavior.