1981.4-1985.3 B.A. in Psychology, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan
1985.4-1987.3 M.A. in Psychology, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan
1987.4-1990.3 Ph.D in Psychology [Awarded in 1996], Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan


1990.4-1992.3 Research Associate, ATR Auditory and Visual Perception Laboratories , Japan
1992.4-1999.1 Research Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories , Japan
1997.10-1998.10 Honorary Research Fellow, Dept. Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
1999.1- Research Scientist, NTT Communication Science Research Laboratories, Japan
2006.4-2012.3 Visiting professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2008.8-2016.03 Visiting Professor, Center for Multidisciplinary Brain Research, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
2014.04- Visiting Professor, Leading Graduate School at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
2018.08- Honorary Professor, Department of Psychology, Nottingham University, UK
2019.04- Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan

Professional Activities

Editorial board member of Journal of Vision (2007-), Vision Research (2008-2017) and Multisensory Research (2017-)
Member of Science Council of Japan: RENKEI KAIIN (2005.10-2017.9), KAIIN (2017.10-2023.9)
Member of Vision Sciences Society, Vision Society of Japan, The Japanese Psychological Association, and The Japanese Psychonomic Society


2006.2 JSPS prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2006.11 JPA International Prize, The Japanese Psychological Association
2015.04 Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology