Shigeko Takahashi

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Here we created two different multisubject maps (16 subjects) to characterize interindividual variability in the positions of human visual areas (V1, dorsal and ventral parts of V2/3, V3A, V3B, V7, LOc, MT+, and hV4 [or V4v and V8]), which were localized using fMRI and coregistered using a surface-based method. The first is a probability map representing(More)
Functional homology between human and macaque visual cortices has provided an important cue to functional subdivisions of the human visual cortex, but it is unclear beyond V1. We estimated the sizes and the visual field eccentricity functions of the extrastriate visual areas of human brains using MRI and fMRI measurements to analyze the interindividual and(More)
A psycho-historical framework for the science of art appreciation will be an experimental discipline that may shed new light on the highest capacities of the human brain, yielding new scientific ways to talk about the art appreciation. The recent findings of the contextual information processing in the human brain make the concept of the art-historical(More)
We examined the positioning of human retinotopic areas, which were considered to be homologous with the macaque visual cortices, by applying computational geometry to MRI and fMRI data sets. We found a similarity between the positional relationship of the retinotopic areas in the human and macaque visual cortex, despite the large difference in brain size.(More)
Context contributes to accurate and efficient information processing. To reveal the dynamics of the neural mechanisms that underlie the processing of visual contexts during the recognition of color, shape, and 3D structure of objects, we carried out functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of subjects while judging the contextual validity of the three(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. The number of dementia is increasing rapidly with appearing phenomenon of aging. A previous study showed that brain glucose metabolism was different with that between healthy people and Alzheimer patients during the response to passive audiovisual stimulation. In the present(More)
The stereokinetic effect (SKE) refers to a visual phenomenon in which a two-dimensional figure rotating in the fronto-parallel plane about the visual axis can create the impression of a three-dimensional (3-D) object. Although several characteristics of SKE suggest that the perceptual mechanisms involved in SKE may differ from those of the kinetic depth(More)
P300 event-related brain potential (ERP) measures are affected by target stimulus probability, the number of no-go targets preceding the target in the stimulus sequence structure, and inter stimulus interval (ISI). Each of these factors contributes to the target-to-target interval (TTI), which also has been found to affect P300. Here we combined the(More)
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