Shigeto Furukawa, Ph.D.

NTT Communication Science Laboratories /
» Human Information Science Laboratory Executive Manager
» Sensory Resonance Research Group Group Leader
e-mail: furukawa.shigeto[at] lab.ntt.co.jp
3-1, Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi, 243-01 JAPAN


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Research Field: Auditory psychophysics and neurophysiology

Mechanisms for analyzing auditory scenes

  • Attention and saliency
  • Shitsukan of sound / acoustic environment
  • Space perception

Measurement and evaluation of physiological functions

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) : From brainstem to cortex
  • "Eye metrics": pupillometry and microsaccades
  • Oto-acoustic emission

Mechanisms and evaluation of hard-of-hearing problem

  • "Hidden" hearing loss
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Effect of age
  • Autism, hyperacusis

News

  • We found that auditory-system-like information representation emerges in an artificial neural network optimized for generic auditory classification tasks. A preprint paper on this work is open on bioRxiv (Apr. 2018).
  • Gave a talk entitled "Eye metrics as indicators of auditory salience?" at Symposium: Understanding auditory salience, 41th ARO Midwinter Meeting (San Diego, USA) (Feb. 2018).
  • Paper on a novel objective audiometry based on light-synchronized tapping has been accepted for Acoustical Science and Technology (Jan. 2018).
  • Paper on the effects of reverberation on sound-based material perception (Koumura & Furukawa) has been accepted for Scientific Reports (Dec. 2017).
  • Papers on integration of interaural level and time difference cues in the cortex (Altmann et al.) have been accepted for Frontiers in Neuroscience and NeuroImage (Jul. 2017).
  • Paper on auditory stream segregation in spectral and amplitude-modulation domains (Yamagishi et al.) has been accepted for Hearing Research (Mar. 2017).
  • Co-organized special session"Perspectives of Research in Overlooked Hearing Problems" at the 5th ASA-ASJ Joint Meeting (Honolulu, USA) (Nov. 2016).
  • Paper on distraction of auditory change detection performance (Petsas et al.) has been accepted for Hearing Research (Aug. 2016).
  • Paper on the relationship between cochlear mechanics and perceptual sensitivity to fine-temporal information (Otsuka et al.) has been accepted for Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (Aug. 2016).
  • Paper on brainstem correlates of auditory stream segregation (Yamagishi et al.) has been accepted for がHearing Research (Jun. 2017).
  • Paper on pupil dilation response to auditory oddballs (Liao et al.) has been accepted for Frontiers in Neuroscience (Feb. 2017).
  • Paper on the role of olivo-cochlear relex on ear protection from loud sound (Otsuka et al.) has been accepted for PLoS ONE (Jan. 2017).