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Cortical areas related to the information processing of binocular disparity-defined geometrical features of a surface, such as depth, orientation and shape are examined by functional magnetic resonance imaging while subjects discriminated these three types of geometrical feature in random dot stereograms. Results indicate that disparity-defined information(More)
Human memory systems contain self-monitoring mechanisms for evaluating their progress. People can change their learning strategy on the basis of confidence in their performance at that time. However, it has not been fully understood how the brain is engaged in reliable rating of confidence in past recognition memory performance. We measured the brain(More)
We examined the temporal characteristics of facial-emotion processing. The stimuli were several morphed images containing seven facial emotions (neutral, anger, happiness, disgust, sadness, surprise, and fear) and ten-graded intensity levels to parametrically control these aspects of facial emotions. Brain activity was recorded with electroencephalography(More)
Common marmosets have been used extensively in biomedical research and the recent advent of techniques to generate transgenic marmosets has accelerated the use of this model. New methods that efficiently assess the degree of cognitive function in common marmosets are needed in order to establish their suitability as non-human primate models of higher brain(More)
The purpose of this paper is to explore the development of a semi-automatic obstacle avoidance control system that combines manual instructions from an operator with the automatic control of a machine. First, in order to obtain operational support, we employed a special joystick system which provided suggestive information to a crane operator via haptic(More)
We investigated the characteristics of serial order learning in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Five marmosets were trained in a sequential responding task in which they were required to touch four graphic patterns in a given order (A→B→C→D) to obtain a reward. All five marmosets learned the task with over 65% accuracy. Shuffling the positions of B,(More)
Detailed information about the characteristics of learning behavior in marmosets is useful for future marmoset research. We trained 42 marmosets in visual discrimination and reversal learning. All marmosets could learn visual discrimination, and all but one could complete reversal learning, though some marmosets failed to touch the visual stimuli and were(More)
Temporal integration characteristics of subjective contour perception was investigated, using the sequential presentation of two pairs of disks with a sector removed. In the first experiment, by matching the contrast of a "real" stimulus, the perceived contrast of the subjective contours was measured as a function of the stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA)(More)
Two aspects of facial emotions are type and intensity level. This study is an attempt to find the relation of electrode location and latencies of EEG data with specific aspects of facial emotions. A neural network was applied to single trial EEG data for classifying the type and intensity level of facial emotions. Images of two types of facial emotions(More)