Yousuke Kawachi

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Previous research has demonstrated that the degree of aesthetic pleasure a person experiences correlates with the activation of reward functions in the brain. However, it is unclear whether different affective qualities and the perceptions of beauty that they evoke correspond to specific areas of brain activation. Major and minor musical keys induce two(More)
With few exceptions, the sound-induced bias toward bouncing characteristic of the stream/bounce effect has been demonstrated via subjective responses, leaving open the question whether perceptual factors, decisional factors, or some combination of the two underlie the illusion. We addressed this issue directly, using a novel stimulus and signal detection(More)
Two identical visual objects moving across each other in a two-dimensional display can be perceived as either streaming through or bouncing off each other. The bouncing event percept is promoted by the presentation of a brief sound at the point of coincidence of the two objects. In this study, we examined the effect of the presence of a moving object near(More)
We aimed to show that a single auditory tone crossmodally affects multiple visual events using a multiple stream/bounce display (SBD), consisting of two disk pairs moving toward each other at equal speeds, coinciding, and then moving apart in a two-dimensional (2-D) display. The temporal offsets were manipulated between the coincidences of the disk pairs (0(More)
Previous psychological studies have shown that make-up enhances facial attractiveness. Although neuroimaging evidence indicates that the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) shows greater activity for faces of attractive people than for those of unattractive people, there is no direct evidence that the OFC also shows greater activity for the face of an individual(More)
In the present research, we investigated the depth information contained in the representations of apparently moving 3-D objects. By conducting three experiments, we measured the magnitude of representational momentum (RM) as an index of the consistency of an object's representation. Experiment 1A revealed that RM magnitude was greater when shaded, convex,(More)
We examined how stream/bounce event perception is affected by motion correspondence based on the surface features of moving objects passing behind an occlusion. In the stream/bounce display two identical objects moving across each other in a two-dimensional display can be perceived as either streaming through or bouncing off each other at coincidence. Here,(More)
The recognition of information about an object is facilitated by a preview of the information concerning that object. This facilitation is regarded as evidence for the representational persistence of the object. It is not known, however, if such facilitation is obtained even under the tunnel effect, in which a moving object is temporarily occluded. This(More)
We generalised the stream/bounce effect to dynamic random element displays containing luminance- or disparity-defined targets. Previous studies investigating audio-visual interactions in this context have exclusively employed motion sequences with luminance-defined disks or squares and have focused on properties of the accompanying brief stimuli rather than(More)