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We investigated the direction-specificity of motion adaptation, by recording magnetic responses evoked by motion onsets under both adapted and control conditions. The inter-stimulus interval was equated between the conditions to precisely evaluate the effect of motion adaptation itself. The onset stimuli at 1.5, 3.0 or 6.0 deg/s moved in the same direction(More)
Whether fundamental visual attributes, such as color, motion, and shape, are analyzed separately in specialized pathways has been one of the central questions of visual neuroscience. Although recent studies have revealed various forms of cross-attribute interactions, including significant contributions of color signals to motion processing, it is still(More)
The neural basis of illusory motion perception evoked from static images has not been established well. We examined changes in neural activity in motion sensitive areas of the human visual cortex by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique when a static illusory-motion image ('Rotating Snakes') was presented to participants. The(More)
To study the characteristics of color memory for natural images, a memory-identification task was performed with differing color contrasts; three of the contrasts were defined by chromatic and luminance components of the image, and the others were defined with respect to the categorical colors. After observing a series of pictures successively, subjects(More)
Endogenous attention modulates the amplitude and phase coherence of steady-state visual-evoked potentials (SSVEPs). In efforts to decipher the neural mechanisms of attentional modulation, we compared the time course of attentional modulation of SSVEP amplitude (thought to reflect the magnitude of neural population activity) and phase coherence (thought to(More)
We evaluated cyanopsia by means of achromatic-point settings at several time points started from the day before intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for cataract removal surgery. We intensively measured the initial drift in color appearance; we started the measurement less than 30 min after eyepatch removal, and the measurement continued for several weeks.(More)
Perceptual color space is continuous; however, we tend to divide it into only a small number of categories. It is unclear whether categorical color perception is obtained solely through the development of the visual system or whether it is affected by language acquisition. To address this issue, we recruited prelinguistic infants (5- to 7-mo-olds) to(More)
Under colored illumination, the achromatic point (the point in the chromaticity diagram seen as colorless) shifts toward the chromaticity of the illuminant. This investigation measured the loci of achromatic points for various intensities of a test field presented in a real rather than a simulated environment, lit by illuminants of various chromaticities.(More)
One of the most challenging topics in the study of human color vision is the investigation of the number of hue-selective channels that are necessary for the representation of color appearance at the post-opponent level and the bandwidth of their sensitivity. The present study aims to elucidate this issue by using a chromatic version of the notch-filtered(More)
We investigated coordinated movements between the eyes and head ("eye-head coordination") in relation to vision for action. Several studies have measured eye and head movements during a single gaze shift, focusing on the mechanisms of motor control during eye-head coordination. However, in everyday life, gaze shifts occur sequentially and are accompanied by(More)