Past News

Past News

  • 【Workshop】 A workshop on Momentary Emotion Elicitation and Capture (MEEC) was held in CHI 2020 conference (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
    El Ali, Abdallah, Perusqua-Hernandez, Monica, Denman, Pete, Abdelrahman, Yomna, Hassib, Mariam, Meschtscherjakov, Alexander, Ferreira, Denzil & Henze, Niels (2020). “MEEC: First Workshop on Momentary Emotion Elicitation and Capture.” 
    [https://aaac.cs.nott.ac.uk/recent_news/detail/41/momentary-emotion-elicitation--capture-meec-workshop-at-acm-chi-2020]
  • 【Conference presentation】 A presentation on the “Fostering HCI Research in, by, and for Latin America.” Was given in “the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2020)”
    Alvarado Garcia, Adriana, Badillo-Urquiola, Karla, Barrera Machuca, Mayra D., Cibrian, Franceli L., Ciolfi Felice, Marianela, Gaytan-Lugo, Laura S., Gomez-Zara, Diego, Griggio, Carla F., Perusquia-Hernandez, Monica, Silva-Prietch, Soraia, Tejada, Carlos E. & Wong-Villacres, Marisol (2020). “Fostering HCI Research in, by, and for Latin America.” Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2020, Pages 1–4
    [https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3334480.3381055]
  • 【Conference presentation】 A presentation on the Force Field Fabrication by Layered Magnetic Sheets was given in “the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2020)”
    Kentaro Yasu (2020).“MagneLayer: Force Field Fabrication by Layered Magnetic Sheets.” Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2020, Pages 1–9
    [https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3313831.3376552]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper “Proximal binaural sound can induce subjective frisson." was published in “Frontiers in Physiology”.
    Shiori Honda, Yuri Ishikawa, Rei Konno, Eiko Imai, Natsumi Nomiyama, Kazuki Sakurada, Takuya Koumura, Hirohito M. Kondo, Shigeto Furukawa, Shinya Fujii, and Masashi Nakatani (2020). “Proximal binaural sound can induce subjective frisson." Front. Psychol., doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00316.
    [https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00316/full]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper that shows the stretch-reflex attenuation is ascribed to uncertainty increase in estimating hand states was published in “eLife”. Elife. 2020 Mar 31;9. pii: e52380.(2020/3)
    Sho Ito & Hiroaki Gomi (2020). Visually-updated hand state estimates modulate the proprioceptive reflex independently of motor task requirements.
  • 【Award】 A paper on MagneLayer, a multilayer magnetic editing technology (Yasu, CHI2020), won the "Honorable mention award" at CHI 2020.(2020/3)
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on motions of the human pupil relating cognitive processing was published in “Journal of Neurophysiology”.(2020/2)
    Shimpei Yamagishi, Makoto Yoneya, and Shigeto Furukawa (2020). "Relationship of post-saccadic oscillation with the state of the pupil inside the iris and with cognitive processing". J Neurophysiol. 2020 Feb 1;123(2):484-495.
    [https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jn.00205.2019]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on the sharing of pain in social settings was published in “Scientific Reports”.(2020/1)
    Aiko Murata, Hiroshi Nishida, Katsumi Watanabe, Tatsuya Kameda (2020). "Convergence of physiological responses to pain during face-to-face interaction." Sci Rep 10, 450 (2020). [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-57375-x].
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on human perception and identification of smiling facial expressions was published in “PLOS ONE”.(2019/12)
    Perusquia-Hernandez M, Ayabe-Kanamura S, Suzuki K (2019) Human perception and biosignal-based identification of posed and spontaneous smiles. PLOS ONE 14(12): e0226328. [https://www.jneurosci.org/content/39/39/7703.abstract].
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on illusion of depth and transparency in printed matters that is caused by cast shadows was published in “Journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems”.(2019/11)
    Hiroshi Kawano (2019) "Distributed Tinneling Reconfiguration of Cubic Modular Robots without Meta-modules Disassembling in Sever Space Requirement", Special issue on "Recent advances in Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems" accepted in Press.
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on development of causality judgment of object’s deformation was published in “Journal of Neuroscience Methods”.(2019/10)
    Kawabe. T. (2019). "Visual assessment of causality in the Poisson effect." Scientific Reports, 9, 14993 [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-51509-x]
  • 【Conference presentation】A presentation on different learning and generalization for reaching movements in different position in the visual field was given in “Advances in Motor Learning & Motor Control 2019(MLMC 2019)”.(2019/10)
    Abekawa N, Ito S, Gomi H (2019) Different learning and generalization for reaching movements in foveal and peripheral vision In Motor Learning and Motor Control (MLMC) .
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on neurophysiological functions of the auditory system was published in “Acoustical Science and Technology”.(2019/9)
    Hiroki Terashima, Shigeto Furukawa (2020) Efficient coding model for auditory nerves during the infant development, Acoustical Science and Technology, 41(1): 351-354.
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on neurophysiological functions of the auditory system was published in “Acoustical Science and Technology”.(2019/9)
    Shigeto Furukawa, Hiroki Terashima, Takuya Koumura, Hiroaki Tsukano (2020) Data-driven approaches for unveiling the neurophysiological functions of the auditory system, Acoustical Science and Technology, 41(1): 63-66..
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on effect of visual feedback on grip force control was published in “Journal of Neuroscience Methods”.(2019/9)
    Takamuku S, Gomi H (2019). "Better grip force control by attending to the controlled object: Evidence for direct force estimation from visual motion." Scientific Reports, 9, 13114. [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49359-8]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on links between the dynamic features of explorative hand motion and tactile preference judgment was published in “Journal of Neuroscience Methods”.(2019/8)
    Takumi Yokosaka, Masanobu Inubushi, Scinob Kuroki, Junji Watanabe. (2020). "Frequency of Switching Touching Mode Reflects Tactile Preference Judgment"Scientific Reports, volume 10, 4 February 2020, [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-59883-7].
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on development of a tactile stimulation device for inducing emotional responses was published in “Journal of Neuroscience Methods”.(2019/8)
    Noriaki Kanayama, Masayuki Hara, Junji Watanabe, Ryo Kitada, Maki Sakamoto, Shigeto Yamawaki. (2019). "Controlled motional tactile stimulation during functional magnetic resonance imaging and Electroencephalography." Journal of Neuroscience Methods ,327, 108393[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016502701930250X?via%3Dihub]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on head anticipation during locomotion was published in “Frontiers in Human Neuroscience”.(2019/8)
    Felix Dollack, Monica Perusquia-Hernandez, Hideki Kadone and Kenji Suzuki. (2019). "Head anticipation during locomotion with auditory instruction in the presence and absence of visual input." Frontiers in human neuroscience, 13, 293 [https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00293/full]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on eye movements evoked by salient sound stimuli was published in “Journal of Neuroscience”.(2019/8)
    Sijia Zhao, Nga Wai Yum, Lucas Benjamin, Elia Benhamou, Makoto Yoneya, Shigeto Furukawa, Frederic Dick, Malcolm Slaney, and Maria Chait (2019). "Rapid ocular responses are modulated by bottom-up driven auditory salience." Journal of Neuroscience, 39 (39), 7703-7714 [https://www.jneurosci.org/content/39/39/7703.abstract]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on illusion of depth and transparency in printed matters that is caused by cast shadows was published in “ACM Transactions on Applied Perception”.(2019/8)
    Kawabe, T. (2019). "Shadow-based illusion of depth and transparency in printed materials." ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 16(2), 10. [https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3342350]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on illusion of depth and transparency in printed matters that is caused by cast shadows was published in “IEEE Transactions on Robotics”.(2019/8)
    Kawano, H. (2019). "Distributed Linear Heterogeneous Reconfiguration of Cubic Modular Robots via Simultaneous Tunneling and Permutation" Regular Paper, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO)
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on an effect of brain hormone, vasopressin, on human defensive aggression behaviors was published in “Scientific Reports”.(2019/7)
    Atsushi Kawada, Miho Nagasawa, Aiko Murata, Kazutaka Mogi, Katsumi Watanabe, Takefumi Kikusui,Tatsuya Kameda. (2019). "Vasopressin enhances human preemptive strike in both males and females",Scientific Reports, 9(1), 9664. [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-45953-y]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on infants’ communication behavior was published in “Frontiers in Psychology”.(2019/6)
    Hiraoka, D., Ooishi, Y., Mugitani, R., Nomura, M.(2019). "Differential Effects of Infant Vocalizations on Approach-Avoidance Postural Movements in Mothers." Frontiers in Psychology, 10: 1378. [https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01378]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on perceptual transparency behavior was published in “i-Perception”.(2019/6)
    Kawbae , T. (2019). Perceptual transparency from cast shadow. i-Perceptrion, 10(3), 1-14. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6547179/]
  • 【Conference presentation】 A presentation on an easy, gamified vision test was given in “the 2019 IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) Conference(IEEE-GEM2019)”.(2019/6)
    Hosokawa, K., Maruya, K., Nishida, S., Takahashi, M., Nakadomari, S. (2019). Gamified vision test system for daily self-check. 2019 IEEE Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (GEM).
  • 【Conference presentation】 A presentation on a reconfiguration algorithm for heterogeneous lattice modular robots was given in “the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation”.(2019/6)
    Kawano, H. (2019). Linear Heterogeneous Reconfiguration of Cubic Modular Robots via Simultaneous Tunneling and Permutation. The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on natural sound recognition was published in “Journal of Neuroscience”.(2019/7)(Online express version, 2019/5)
    Koumura, T., Terashima,H., Furukawa, S. (2019).“Cascaded Tuning to Amplitude Modulation for Natural Sound Recognition.” Journal of Neuroscience, 15 May 2019, 2914-18; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2914-18.2019 [https://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2019/05/23/JNEUROSCI.2914-18.2019]
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on an application generating an individualized perceptual space using words was published in “Frontiers in Psychology”.(2019/5)
    Sakamoto, M., Watanabe, J. (2019). “Visualizing Individual Perceptual Differences Using Intuitive Word-based Input. “ Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1108 [https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01108/abstract]
  • 【Conference presentation】 A presentation on the Magnetic-sheet-based Haptic Interfaces was given in “the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(CHI2019)”.(2019/5)
    Yasu, K. (2019). Magnetact: Magnetic-sheet-based Haptic Interfaces for Touch Devices. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 240, 8 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300470
  • 【Academic paper】 A research paper on Temperature Perception was published in “IEEE Transactions on Haptics”.(2019/2)
    Ho, H.-N., Chow, H., Tsunokake, S., Roseboom, W. (2019), "Thermal-tactile Integration in Object Temperature Perception," IEEE Transactions on Haptics, DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2019.2894153
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on Japanese learning by infancy has been accepted to be published in “Infancy”.(2019/1)
    Mugitani, R., Kobayashi, T., Hayashi, A., Fais, L.(2018). The Use of Pitch Accent in Word?Object Association by Monolingual Japanese Infants. Infancy, [Early view is available in https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12279]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on perception of transparent liquid has been published in “i-Perception”.(2018/12)
    Kawabe, T., (2018). “Linear Motion Coverage as a Determinant of Transparent Liquid Perception.”, i-Perception 9(6): 1–11.
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on Pupillary dilation responses of music listener has been accepted to be published in “Journal of Eye Movement Research”.(2018/12)
    Liao, H.-I., Yoneya, M., Kashino, M., and Furukawa, S (in press), "Pupillary dilation response reflects surprising moments in music.", Journal of Eye Movement Research.
  • 【Award】A conference paper by Amemiya distinguished researcher (co-author) has received Best VR/AR Technology Award in ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. (2018/12)
    Koichi Shimizu, Gaku Sueta, Kentaro Yamaoka, Kazuki Sawamura, Yujin Suzuki, Keisuke Yoshida, Vibol Yem, Yasushi Ikei, Tomohiro Amemiya, Makoto Sato, Koichi Hirota, Michiteru Kitazaki, FiveStar VR: shareable travel experience through multisensory stimulation to the whole body, In SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Virtual & Augmented Reality (SA '18), Article 2, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 2018.
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on a new neural pathways that relays frequency information in sounds was published in “Cerebral cortex”.(2018/10)
    Shinpei Ohga, S. Tsukano, H., Horie, M., Terashima, H., Nishio, N., Kubota, Y., Takahashi, K., Hishida, R., Takebayashi, H., & Shibuki, K.(2018)., "Direct Relay Pathways from Lemniscal Auditory Thalamus to Secondary Auditory Field in Mice", Cerebral Cortex, bhy34.
  • 【Conference presentation】A presentation on Estimation of visual focus of attention in multiparty meetings using convolutional neural networks was given in “20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2018)”.(2018/10)
    Otsuka, K., Kasuga, K., & Köhler, M. (2018/10). "Estimating Visual Focus of Attention in Multiparty Meetings using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks", Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Boulder, USA.
  • 【Conference presentation】A presentation on the gaze behavior for estimating empathy skill levels in multiparty discussions was given in “20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2018)”.(2018/10)
    Ryo Ishii, R., Otsuka, K., Kumano, S., Higashinaka, R., Tomita, J. (2018/10). "Analyzing Gaze Behavior and Dialogue Act during Turn-taking for Estimating Empathy Skill Level", Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Boulder, USA.
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on a sound-activated feedback response was accepted to be published in “Acta Acustica united with Acustica”.(2018/9)
    Otsuka, S., Nakagawa, S., & Furukawa, S. (2018). "A Preceding Sound Expedites Medial Olivocochlear Reflex" Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 104(5):804-808
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on material perception was accepted to be published in “Acta Acustica united with Acustica”.(2018/9)
    Koumura, T., & Furukawa, S. (2018). "Do speech contexts induce constancy of material perception based on impact sound under reverberation?" Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 104(5):796-799
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on cultural impacts on value-based choice was published in “Scientific Report”.(2018/9)
    Li Li, Shiro Kumano (equally contributed first author), Anita Keshmirian, Bahador Bahrami, Jian Li and Nicholas D. Wright, "Parsing cultural impacts on regret and risk in Iran, China and the United Kingdom", Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, 13862, 2018.
    [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30680-7]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on deformation-induced transparency was published in “Journal of Vision”.(2018/8)
    Kawabe, T., & Nishida, S. (2018). "Deformation-induced transparency resolves color scission." Journal of Vision, 18(8), 3:1–12.
    [http://doi.org/10.1167/18.8.3]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on material perception was accepted to be published in “Acta Acustica united with Acustica”.(2018/8)
    Koumura, T., & Furukawa, S. (accepted). "Do speech contexts induce constancy of material perception based on impact sound under reverberation?" Acta Acustica united with Acustica.
  • 【Academic paper】A review paper on motion perception was accepted to be published in “Annual Review of Vision Science”.(2018/8)
    Nishida, S., Kawabe, T., Sawayama, M., & Fukiage, T. (in press). "Motion Perception: From Detection to Interpretation." Annual Review of Vision Science.
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on a cognitive model of emotional congruence was published in “International Journal of Affective Engineering”.(2018/7)
    Layla Chadaporn Antaket, Masafumi Matsuda, Kazuhiro Otsuka and Shiro Kumano. (2018). "Analyzing Generation and Cognition of Emotional Congruence using Empathizing-Systemizing Quotient". International Journal of Affective Engineering, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 183-192. doi: 10.5057/ijae.IJAE-D-18-00001
    [https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ijae/advpub/0/advpub_IJAE-D-18-00001/_article/-char/en]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on the Kohnstamm phenomenon which is a prolonged involuntary arm movement was published in “frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience”.(2018/6)
    Jack DeHavas, Sho Ito, Patrick Haggard, Hiroaki Gomi (2018). Low Gain Servo Control During the Kohnstamm Phenomenon Reveals Dissociation Between Low-Level Control Mechanisms for Involuntary vs. Voluntary Arm Movements
    [https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00113/full]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on estimation of tactile perception through visual observation of the hand motion was published in “IEEE Transactions on Haptics”.(2018/6)
    Takumi Yokosaka, Scinob Kuroki, Junji Watanabe, & Shin’ya Nishida (2018). "Estimating Tactile Perception by Observing Explorative Hand Motion of Others." IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 11(2), 192-203.
    [https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8187692/]
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on egocentric representation was published in “Cortex”.(2018/4)
    Abekawa, Naotoshi; Ferrè, Elisa Raffaella; Gallagher, Maria; Gomi, Hiroaki; Haggard, Patrick (2018). "Disentangling the visual, motor and representational effects of vestibular input." Cortex, 104, 46-57.
    (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001094521830128X
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on tactile sensation was published in “Scientific Reports.”(2018/3)
    Kuroki, S. & Nishida, S. "Human tactile detection of within- and inter-finger spatiotemporal phase shifts of low-frequency vibrations." Scientific Reports, 8: 4288
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on material (Shitsukan) perception was published in “PLOS Computational Biology.(2018/3)
    Sawayama, M., & Nishida, S. (accepted) Material and shape perception based on two types of intensity gradient information. PLOS Computational Biology.
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on sound-induced sympathetic responses was published in "Frontiers in Physiology." (2018/2)
    Yuuki Ooishi (2018) Correlation between resting testosterone/cortisol ratio and sound-induced vasoconstriction at fingertip in men. Frontiers in Physiology, 9, 164
  • 【Academic paper】A research paper on illusory visual motion was published in "Frontiers in Physiology." (2018/1)
    Kawabe, T. & Nishida, S. (2018). Reduction of flicker in four-stroke motion of color images. i-Perception, 11;9(1):2041669517750400.
  • “Sports brain science project” launched from human information science laboratory 1st January 2017. (2017/1/1)
  • “NTT Communication Science Laboratories Open House 2016” will be held at the NTT Keihanna Building on June 2nd and 3rd. (2016/5/16)
  • Our research has been introduced in NHK world. (2016/4/28)
  • Makio Kashino was awareded "The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology." (2016/4/20)
  • "Sports Brain Science Project" website is opened. (2016/2/18)
  • Junji Watanabe was awareded "The 69th Mainichi Publishing Culture Award". (2015/11/03)
  • "Deformation Lamps" website is opened. (2015/4/2)
  • "Buru-Navi 3" website is opened. (2014/8/11)
  • Poster Presentation: Honorable Mention(2014/6/26)
    Scinob Kuroki, Junji Watanabe, Shin'ya Nishida, EuroHaptics Society, "Vibrotactile Frequency Discrimination Performance with Cross-Channel Distractors."
  • Best Demonstration Award(2014/6/26)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, EuroHaptics Society, "Distinct Pseudo-Attraction Force Sensation by a Thumb-Sized Vibrator that Oscillates Asymmetrically."
  • “Blue objects feel warmer than red ones” was released on Scientific Reports (2014/7/3) and the following other web sites.
    The Times of India (2014/7/8), Austrian Tribune.com(2014/7/7),Science Alert (2014/7/6), Spektrum.de(2014/7/4), Vozpopuli.com(2014/7/3), Le Scienze (2014/7/3), Leben und Umwelt - Psychologie (2014/7/3), Featured research (2014/7/3), Mind & Brain : News (2014/7/3)
  • Development of infant material perception
  • A study on cross-modal processing between thermal and tactile modalities

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