Ikuya Murakami

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The inevitable neural delays involved in processing visual information should cause the perceived location of a moving stimulus to lag significantly behind its actual location. However, Nijhawan has proposed that the visual system corrects the perceived location of the moving stimulus by extrapolating it along the trajectory of motion, so that the stimulus(More)
A flash that is presented adjacent to a continuously moving bar is perceived to lag behind the bar. One explanation for this phenomenon is that there is a difference in the persistence of the flash and the bar. Another explanation is that the visual system compensates for the neural delays of processing visual motion information, such as the moving bar, by(More)
Recent neuroscience studies have been concerned with how aimed movements are generated on the basis of target localization. However, visual information from the surroundings as well as from the target can influence arm motor control, in a manner similar to known effects in postural and ocular motor control. Here, we show an ultra-fast manual motor response(More)
The flash-lag effect refers to the phenomenon in which a flash adjacent to a continuously moving object is perceived to lag behind it. To test three previously proposed hypotheses (motion extrapolation, positional averaging, and differential latency), a new stimulus configuration, to which the three hypotheses give different predictions, was introduced.(More)
In the stimulus configuration for "motion capture" phenomenon, we varied luminance contrast of the center disk (target), eccentricity and stimulus size. The subjects had to judge the direction of perceived target motion. We found that motion capture changed to induced motion (the direction of illusory motion was reversed) at smaller eccentricities and(More)
Psychophysical findings have revealed a functional segregation of processing for 1st-order motion (movement of luminance modulation) and 2nd-order motion (e.g., movement of contrast modulation). However neural correlates of this psychophysical distinction remain controversial. To test for a corresponding anatomical segregation, we conducted a new functional(More)
As a mechanism to detect differential motion, we have proposed a model of 'a motion contrast detector' and have shown that it can explain the perceptual change from motion capture to induced motion with increasing stimulus size and decreasing eccentricity. To further test the feasibility of the model, we examined the effect of surround motion on the motion(More)
A stationary pattern with asymmetrical luminance gradients can appear to move. We hypothesized that the source signal of this illusion originates in retinal image motions due to fixational eye movements. We investigated the inter-subject correlation between fixation instability and illusion strength. First, we demonstrated that the strength of the illusion(More)