Shigeto Furukawa, Ph.D.

NTT Communication Science Laboratories 
Human Information Science Laboratory, Sinior Distinguished Researcher
e-mail: shigeto,furukawa,ne*hco,ntt,co,jp (replace , and *, with . and @ repspectively)
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, evaluation, and modeling of physiological functions

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

Mechanisms and evaluation of hard-of-hearing problem

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


  • Paper that compares autism spectrum disorder and typically developed adults in sensitivities to interaural time and level differences has been published on Scientific Reports. (Nov. 2022).
  • Paper reporting a phenomenon that the pupil dilates according to the luminance of the space to which auditory attention is directed has been published on Jouranal of Cognitive Neuroscience. (Oct. 2022).
  • Paper indicating that the frequency of perceptual switching is associated with baseline pupil size has been published on Psychophysiology. (Feb. 2022).
  • Paper demonstrating that expectations of the timing and intensity of a stimulus are reflected to auditory peripheral processing has been published on Cerebral Cortex. (Jan. 2022).
  • Paper indicating that amplitude modulation of sounds is converted to phase modulation, which may contribute to perception has been published on Hearing Researach. (Jun. 2021).
  • Paper that suggests abnormalities in auditory peripheral processes of autism spectrum disporder adults has  been published on Clinical Neurophysiology Practice. (Jun. 2021).
  • Paper that compared saccade propeties between visual and auditory targets has been published on Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (Nov. 2020).
  • Paper examining the factors that elicit binaural-sound induced "frisson" sensation has appeared in Frontiers in Psychology. (Jan. 2020).
  • Paper reporting that the state of the eye's iris muscles reflects underlying cognitive processes has appeared in Journal of Neurophysiol. (Jan. 2020).
  • Paper on the relationship of sound saliency and eye-metrical responses has appeared in Journal of Neuroscience. (Sep. 2019).
  • Paper on the pupil dilation response to the violation of regularity of sound sequences has appeared in Nature Communications (Sep. 2019).
  • Paper on the emergence of auditory-system-like representation of amplitude modulation a deep neural network has appeared in Journal of Neuroscience. Here is a news release on that topic. (Jul. 2019)
  • Paper on the pupil and music listening has appeared in Journal of Eye Movement Research (Dec. 2018).
  • Gave a talk on data-driven approaches to auditory neurophysiology as Seminar on brain, hearing and speech sciences for universal speech communication (Sendai, Japan; Oct. 2018)
  • Papers on medeial olivocochlear reflecx and sound-based matrial perception and have been published on Acta Acustica United with Acustica (Sep. 2018).
  • 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).