Yousuke Kikuchi

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The purpose of this study was to investigate EEG changes in subjects directly after inhalation of essential oils, and subsequently, to observe any effect on subjective evaluations. EEG and sensory evaluation were assessed in 13 healthy female subjects in four odor conditions. Four odor conditions (including lavender, chamomile, sandalwood and eugenol) were(More)
In the present study, we investigated the correlation between the physiological function, heart rate (HR) and the quantity of work performed when A-weighted sound pressure level of factory noise or construction noise was varied during the mental operations of calculation and erosion. Furthermore, we looked for differences in the effects of sound noise and(More)
Seven healthy young male students participated in this study. Each subject sat on a chair in an anteroom at 25 degrees C for 30 min and then entered a climatic chamber, controlled at 40 degrees C and R.H. 50%, and sat on a chair for 90 min. Cooling of frontal portion including the region around the eyes (FC), occipital portion (OC), and temporal portion(More)
Seven male students were exposed to four varied air temperature environments: hot (37 degrees C) to neutral (27 degrees C) (HN), neutral to hot (NH), cool (17 degrees C) to neutral (CN), and neutral to cool (NC). The air temperature was maintained at the first condition for 20 min, then was changed to the second condition after 15 min and was held there for(More)
The purpose of this study was to reveal the optimum size and inter-key spacing of numeric square keys for touch screens. Six male students (22-25 years old) and three female students (21-24 years old) volunteered as subjects for this experiment. Each subject took part in data entry tasks using numeric square keys of touch devices. The sizes of keys were 6,(More)
Blood of Pacific salmon was studied with particular interest in red blood cell (RBC) deformability in relation to migration. Blood samples were taken via cardiac puncture or chronic cannula placed in the dorsal aorta and heparinized. As an index of RBC deformability the mean passage time of single RBCs through micropores of 8 micron in diameter and 10(More)
The present study was conducted to examine the optimum inter-key spacing of numeric rectangular keys for touch screens. Six male students (22-25 years old) and three female students (21-24 years old) participated in the experiment. Each subject performed the data entry task using rectangular keys of touch devices. These keys were arranged in both horizontal(More)