Faculty Members


Associate Professor

Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2005

  • Year of birth: 1973
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Information
    - Information Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Infomatics Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
Areas of specialization Visual psychophysics
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive ergonomics
Laboratory/research office Perceptual and Cognitive Brain Information Processing Laboratory
We humans live adaptively by getting information about the surrounding environment through our senses, processing the information in our brains and outputting appropriate actions. In our laboratory, we investigate this information process using psychophysics and functional brain imaging. Our particular research focus is on how our brain processes three-dimensional visual information and constructs the perception of depth and shape. The findings from this basic research can contribute to the development of an adaptive and effective representation of three-dimensional space and virtual reality.
Current reseach topics Psychophysical study of three-dimensional perception brain function study using decoding technique with brain functional imaging
Educational background 1997: Bachelor, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Professional background 2011-: Associate Professor, School of Information, Kochi University of Technology
2010-2012: Visiting Researcher, Intelligent Modeling Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
2009-: Assistant Professor, School of Information, Kochi University of Technology
2008-: Research Assistant Professor,, Intelligent Sensing System Research Center, Toyohashi University of Technology
2006-: Research fellow, Research Center for Future Vehicle, Toyohashi University of Technology
2002-: Research fellow, Intelligent Modeling Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
1999-: DC Research fellow, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Academic societies Vision Society of Japan
the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan
The Japanese Psychological Association
The Japanese Psychonomic Society
Vision Sciences Society

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* Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Sensory Organs and Nerve System
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Laboratory Work on Information Technology 3C
  • Laboratory Work on Information Technology 4i
  • Seminars on the School of Information
  • Project Research 1
  • Project Research 2
  • Project Research 3
  • Graduation Thesis
  • Guide to the School of Information
Graduate school
  • Big Data Analysis, Mathematical Models and Design of Experiments
  • Seminar on Infomatics I
  • Seminar on Infomatics II
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2
  • Individual Work for Graduate

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: YAN Pengfei, SHIGEMASU Hiroaki
    Title: Stereo-Curvature Aftereffect Is Due to More Than Shape Curvature Adaptation
    Journal: Perception, Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 790-813, Sage
    Year: 2015
  2. Authors: YABE Yoshiko, GOODALE Melvyn A., SHIGEMASU Hiroaki
    Title: Temporal order judgments are disrupted more by reflexive than by voluntary saccades
    Journal: Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 111, No. 10, pp. 2103-2108
    Year: 2014
  3. Authors: TAMURA Takeshi, GUNJI Atsuko, TAKEICHI Hiroshige, SHIGEMASU Hiroaki, INAGAKI Masumi, KAGA Makiko, KITAZAKI Michiteru
    Title: Audio-vocal monitoring system revealed by mu-rhythm activity
    Journal: Front. Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 225, pp. 1-10
    Year: 2012
  4. Authors: SHIGEMASU Hiroaki, SATO Takao
    Title: Effects of the amount of monocular shape information on stereo scaling problem
    Journal: Japanese Psychological Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 27-37
    Year: 2012
  5. Authors: TSUBAKI Ikuko, SETO Mikio, HATTORI Hisao, KUMAI Hisao, SHIGEMASU Hiroaki
    Title: Correction of Stereo Imperfections and Depth Adjustment for Visual Comfort
    Journal: Proceedings of IDW'11, pp. 1833-1836
    Year: 2011
  6. Authors: E. Kishida, N. Matsuzaki, K. Uenuma, SHIGEMASU Hiroaki, M. Kitazaki, K. Iwao
    Title: A study on a device for controlling visual information to improve driver performance
    Journal: SAE (Society for Automotive Engineers) paper, 2009-01-0548, p. 10
    Year: 2009
  7. Authors: Y. Katsumata, SHIGEMASU Hiroaki, S. Nakauchi, M. Kitazaki
    Title: Decoding velocity change of self-motion from EEG
    Journal: Proceedings of JVRC 2009 (2009 Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE - ICAT - EuroVR), pp. 13-14
    Year: 2009
  8. Authors: SHIGEMASU Hiroaki, Y. Miyawaki, Y. Kamitani, M. Kitazaki
    Title: Decoding heading directions from human brain activity
    Journal: The Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp. 121-122
    Year: 2008
  9. Authors: Kitazaki M, Nakano T, Matsuzaki N, SHIGEMASU Hiroaki
    Title: Control of Eye-movement to Decrease VE-sickness
    Journal: Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2006), pp. 350-355
    Year: 2006
  10. Authors: SHIGEMASU Hiroaki, N. Matsuzaki, M. Harasawa, T. Morita, T. Sato, K. Aizawa
    Title:  Effects of physical display size and amplitude of oscillation on visually induced motion sickness
    Journal: Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2006), pp. 372-375
    Year: 2006
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Scaling process of binocular depth perception with distance information
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
    Project number: 24730625
    Project period: 2012/04-2014/03
    Total budget amount: 3,770,000 yen

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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Organizing Committee of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV) 2014, 2014-2014
  2. The 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016) Program Committee, 2013-2016

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