Syoichi Iwasaki

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This study investigated the influence of positive affect on attentional blink (AB) with schematic faces. Results of Experiment 1 showed that the AB effect was smaller for both upright and inverted positive face icons than other face icons (neutral and angry faces) of corresponding orientations, confirming and extending the results of the earlier study by(More)
Hand-preference data of 2316 Japanese were analyzed by age groups, sex, and familial sinistrality. Right-hand preference increased across age groups at least up to 30 years for men, while women showed relatively stable and stronger preference for right-hand use. Unlike some Western studies, no linear trends across age groups were found for both sexes.(More)
We assessed achromatic luminance and isoluminant chromatic contrast sensitivity functions of a 20-year-old male. He showed severe motor and intellectual disabilities after advanced adrenoleukodystrophy, which started at the age of 7. Optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) to drifting gratings was used to assess his contrast sensitivities. Although the achromatic(More)
In the present study, self-paced reading and event-related potential experiments were conducted to explore the roles commas play in reading complex sentences in Japanese, a language in which punctuation rules are less strictly imposed. The results strongly indicated that commas could immediately activate a complex-sentence structure and affect the(More)
We attempt to evaluate the residual visual capacities of nine patients (seven males and two females; age range 4 to 35 years, mean 13.8 +/- 9.98) with cerebral visual impairment coupled with severe motor and intellectual disabilities by their contrast sensitivities to sine-wave gratings. Two methods were used for detecting the occurrence of ocular responses(More)
The six attentional-style subscales of the Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS, Nideffer, 1976) have been used mainly in the sport psychology area to investigate the relationship between attentional abilities and performance. This study assessed the validity of the Japanese version of the TAIS attentional-style subscales with 157 male and 163(More)
Two experiments were carried out to examine the relationship between eyeblinks and eye movements under a visual search task. Exp. I showed that the vertical eye movements brought about slightly more eyeblinks than the horizontal ones. In Exp. II, the vertical eye movements were accompanied with significantly more frequent eyeblinks than the horizontal ones.(More)
With 3 types of tasks RTs at 7 retinal locations were measured. These tasks were called CRT in which the subjects responded with one of the two keys according to whether the presented digits were odd or even, simple-but-watch condition in which they tried to see clearly the presented digit and then respond in the simple RT manner, and simple-and-quick(More)