Shin'ya Nishida

NTT Communication Science Laboratories / Human Information Science Laboratory / Sensory Representation Research Group

e-mail: nishida.shinya [at]
3-1, Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi, 243-0198 JAPAN
nishida.shinya[at mark]

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Human sensory processing

  • Material perception
  • Visual motion perception
  • Information integration across visual modules and sensory modalities
  • Time perception


  • Surface gloss perception, Liquid viscosity perception
  • Hengentou - Deformation Lamps: Projection mapping producing illusory motion (
  • Tactile psychophysics
  • Time marker theory of subjective simultaneity, and temporal binding




  • Hisakata, R., Nishida, S., & Johnston, A. (2016). An Adaptable Metric Shapes Perceptual Space. Current Biology, 26(14), 1911-1915.
  • Kawabe, T., Fukiage, T., Sawayama, M., & Nishida, S. (2016). Deformation Lamps: A Projection Technique to Make Static Objects Perceptually Dynamic. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 13, 2, Article 10.
  • Kawabe, T., Maruya, K., Nishida, S. (2015). Perceptual transparency from image deformation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. , 112(33):E4620-7.
  • Roseboom, W., Linares, D., & Nishida, S. (2015). Sensory adaptation for timing perception. Proceedings Biological Sciences / The Royal Society, 282(1805), 20142833-20142833.
  • Ho, HN, Iwai, D., Yoshikawa, Y., Watanabe, J., Nishida, S. (2014). Combining colour and temperature: A blue object is more likely to be judged as warm than a red object. Scientific Reports, 2014 Jul 3;4:5527
  • Nishida, S. (2011). Advancement of motion psychophysics: Review 2001-2010. Journal of Vision, 11(5), 11, 1-53.
  • Motoyoshi, I., Nishida, S., Sharan, L. & Adelson, E.H. (2007). Image statistics and the perception of surface qualities, Nature, May 10; 447(7141): 2006-2009.