Understanding Subjectivity

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Perception is a private process for each individual. However, individual differences in human perception are often considered to be “noise” and are therefore discarded through averaging data from a group of participants. Multistable stimuli, such as Rubin's vase, are useful tools for investigating individual variability of perceptual organization since they can lead to more than one percept although sensory inputs are constant. We use combinations of psychophysical, neuroimaging, and genotyping methods to understand the individuality of perceptual experience, as well as, cognitive abilities and motor skills. We further examine neural mechanisms of subjectivity beyond individuality.

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  • Jan 23 2023
    Dr. Tomoko Isomura (Nagoya University) gave a talk about the brain and interoception.
  • Nov 22 2022
    Daigo Hozaki made a presentation online at the Auditory Research Meeting.
  • Nov 17 2022
    Hirohito Kondo was invited by Times Higher Education to participate in the Global Academic Reputation Survey.
  • Oct 31 2022
    Dr. Jean-Michel Hupé (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès & CNRS) gave a talk about the topic "Psychology at the age of the Anthropocene."
  • Oct 24 2022
    Yu-Lin Wu made an invited talk at International Congress of Acoustics 2022.
  • Sep 14 2022
    An article was accepted in Frontiers in Psychology. Article title: Similar but different: High prevalence of synesthesia in Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)
  • Aug 16 2022
    Hirohito Kondo was invited to serve as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Psychology.
  • July 25 2022
    Dr. Hiroki Terashima (NTT CS Labs) gave an online talk about sustained attention of audition.
  • July 25 2022
    An article was accepted in Japanese Journal of Psychology. Article title: Functional separability of sensory-processing sensitivity and interoception (in Japanese)
  • July 1 2022
    Mizuki Niijima joined us.
  • June 30 2022
    JSPS KAKENHI grant (no. 22K18659) was accepted.
  • June 23 2022
    Hirohito Kondo made a presentation online at the 1st Meeting of the Japanese Association for the Advancement of Science (JAAS).
  • June 1 2022
    Hao Tam Ho and Jean-Michel Hupé joined us.
  • April 1 2022
    Rikuto Suzuki, Shinya Tokuda, and Liu Ruoyu joined us.
  • Mar 10 2022
    A preprint was posted on Research Square. Article title: Similar but different: High prevalence of synesthesia in Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)
  • Feb 23 2022
    An invited article was accepted in Frontiers in Neuroscience. Article title: Dynamic transitions between brain states predict auditory attentional fluctuations
  • Feb 14 2022
    An article was accepted in Japanese Journal of Psychology. Article title: Sensitivity to everyday sounds: ASMR, misophonia, and autistic traits (in Japanese)
  • Feb 3 2022
    Our ASMR research was introduced in Yomiuri Shimbun.
  • Dec 11 2021
    I-Fan Lin made an invited talk at the Japan-Taiwan Symposium on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics.
  • Dec 7 2021
    Hirohito Kondo was invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • Nov 15 2021
    Ryuju Hasegawa made a presentation online at the Auditory Research Meeting.
  • Nov 4 2021
    A preprint was posted on Research Square. Article title: The autonomous sensory meridian response activates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Nov 1 2021
    Yuko Haga joined us as a Researcher.
  • Oct 30 2021
    Call for Papers - Scientific Reports: Time Perception Collection
  • Sep 1 2021
    Manami Ueda made a presentation online at the 85th Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association.
  • May 31 2021
    Dr. Ken Kihara (AIST) gave an online talk about psychology and autonomous driving.
  • May 26 2021
    Hirohito Kondo made a poster presentation at the 2021 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Virtual Convention and received the NIH/NIDCR Building Bridges Award.
  • Feb 8 2021
    Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant was accepted. Fellow: Tam Ho Hao, Supervisors: Daniel Pressnitzer and Hirohito Kondo
  • Jan 25 2021
    An article was accepted in Japanese Journal of Psychology. Article title: Current empirical research pre-registration and its practices: A tutorial on Open Science Framework (in Japanese)
  • Nov 20 2020
    Ryuju Hasegawa made a presentation online at the Auditory Research Meeting.
  • Nov 8 2020
    An article was accepted in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Article title: Dark, loud, and compact sounds induce frisson
  • Nov 7 2020
    Hirohito Kondo was appointed to an Executive Board Member of the Japanese Psychonomic Society.
  • Nov 1 2020
    Hirohito Kondo contributed to Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. Article title: Probing individual differences in perception and cognition
  • Oct 19 2020
    Prof. Hideyuki Ando (Osaka Univ Arts and Osaka Univ) gave an online talk about media art and psychology.
  • Oct 14 2020
    An article was accepted in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Article title: Common principles underlie the fluctuation of auditory and visual sustained attention
  • Sep 28 2020
    Face-to-face classes restarted from the fall semester.
  • Sep 13 2020
    Hirohito Kondo, Kanae Tada, and Ryuju Hasegawa appeared in the TV show entitled "What is Sound to Us ?" The trailer is here.
  • May 18 2020
    An article was published online in Scientific Reports. Article title: Excitation-inhibition balance and auditory multistable perception are correlated with autistic traits and schizotypy in a non-clinical population
  • May 7 2020
    The spring semester started late and all the classes in our school became online.
  • April 1 2020
    JSPS KAKENHI grant (no. 20H01789) was accepted.
  • April 1 2020
    Ryuju Hasegawa and Kanae Tada joined us as Graduate Students.
  • March 3 2020
    An article was published online in Frontiers in Psychology. Article title: Proximal binaural sound can induce subjective frisson
  • Feb 27 2020
    Hirohito Kondo visited Griffith University in Australia for overseas exercises of undergraduate students.
  • Feb 19 2020
    Hirohito Kondo gave an invited talk at Showa University.
  • Jan 25 2020
    Hiroki Terashima made a poster presentation at the ARO Annual MidWinter Meeting.
  • Jan 20 2020
    Dr. Takahiro Ezaki (JST and Univ Tokyo) visited the lab to give a talk on energy landscape analysis of neuroimaging Data.
  • Dec 28 2019
    A preprint was posted on bioRxiv. Article title: Deep, soft, and dark sounds induce autonomous sensory meridian response
  • Dec 17 2019
    Dr. I-Fan Lin (Taipei Medical Univ and Shuang Ho Hospital) visited the lab to give a talk on people with autism spectrum disorder
  • Nov 22 2019
    Ryuju Hasegawa and Kanae Tada made poster presentations at The Auditory Research Meeting.
  • Oct 16 2019
    Hirohito Kondo was invited to serve as a Member for The Association for Psychological Science.
  • Sep 9 2019
    Hirohito Kondo gave a lecture for high school students.
  • May 21 2019
    Hirohito Kondo was invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.
  • April 15 2019
    A preprint was posted on arXiv. Article title: Proximal binaural sound can induce subjective frisson
  • Dec 10 2018
    Prof. Yukiyasu Kamitani (Kyoto Univ) visited the lab to give a talk on brain decoding.
  • Dec 6 2018
    Hirohito Kondo contributed to the Mid Japan Economist.
  • Nov 21 2018
    Hiroki Terashima received the Research Award at the Auditory Research Meeting.
  • Oct 1 2018
    The Special Issue "Sensory Sequence Processing in the Brain" was published in Neuroscience.
  • Sep 28 2018
    An article was published online in Scientific Reports. Article title: Inhibition-excitation balance in the parietal cortex modulates volitional control for auditory and visual multistability
  • July 11 2018
    Manami Ueda joined us as a Research Assistant.
  • May 30 2018
    Hirohito Kondo gave a talk at the Institute for Advanced Collaborative Researches, Chukyo University.
  • Feb 1 2018
    An article was published online in Consciousness and Cognition. Article title: The effects of neurochemical balance in the anterior cingulate cortex and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on volitional control under irrelevant distraction
  • Dec 15 2017
    Hirohito Kondo gave an invited talk at Nagoya University.
  • Oct 2 2017
    Prof. Takao Sato (Ritsumeikan Univ) visited the lab to give a talk on visual perception.
  • Sep 13 2017
    Hirohito Kondo received a grant from Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
  • Aug 1 2017
    Hirohito Kondo received a grant from the Institute of Advanced Collaborative Researches, Chukyo University.
  • July 1 2017
    Hirohito Kondo received a grant from CinemaRay Co., Ltd.
  • May 5 2017
    An invited article was published online in Neuroscience. Article title: Normal aging slows spontaneous switching in auditory and visual bistability.
  • Apr 10 2017
    Hirohito Kondo participated in a project funded by JSPS KAKENHI (no. 17K04494), in collaboration with Principle Investigator, Dr. Ken Kihara.
  • Apr 1 2017
    Hirohito Kondo took up Visiting Researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories.
  • Apr 1 2017
    Hirohito Kondo took up Professor at Chukyo University.
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