Associate Professor KAWACHI Yousuke

Affiliations :

  • Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters
  • Division of Department of Integrated Human Sciences
  • Psychology and Linguistics Course
  • Department of Psychology

Why does the world appear so vibrant and radiant to our eyes?

“I always see the ever-changing world in front of me with distinct clarity.”
Most of us share this notion and assume it to be self-evident. And yet experiments reveal that our perceptual and cognitive functions are far from perfect. Moreover, even when taken all together, those functions cannot explain our rich subjective experiences. Such is the current state of affairs. This does not mean, however, that either our impressions or the limitations in our perception are false. I assume that some ingenious apparatus allows us to generate abundant subjective experiences despite the aforementioned limitations. I thus intend to pursue research that would shed light on the corresponding processes.

  • Research, History
  • Books, papers, etc.
  • Courses
    Perceptual and Cognitive Psychology: Experimental Psychology (Special Lecture); Experimental Psychology (Advanced Lecture)
    Experimental Psychology (Seminar)
    Personal History
    BA, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
    PhD, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University

    Lecturer, Kansei Fukushi Research Institute, Tohoku Fukushi University
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology for Human Well-Being, Faculty of Comprehensive Walfare, Tohoku Fukushi University
    Apr. 2020 Appointed to current position
    Ph.D. (Literature)
    Experimental Psychology; Psychophysics; Perceptual and Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience
    Research Subject
    Research on visual information processing, inter- and intrasensory integration, kansei information processing, structural and functional brain analysis
    inter- and intrasensory integration; scene perception; kansei information processing; neuroimaging
    The Japanese Psychological Association; The Japanese Psychonomic Society; Vision Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology; Tohoku Psychological Association; Vision Science Society
  • Books
    生理心理学と精神生理学 第Ⅰ巻(北大路書房,2017年,分担執筆)
    Academic Papers
    Kawachi, Y. and Gyoba, J. (2006). A new response-time measure of object persistence in the tunnel effect. Acta Psychologica, 123(1-2), 73-90.
    Kawachi, Y., Kawabe, T., & Gyoba, J. (2011). Stream/bounce event perception reveals a temporal limit of motion correspondence based on surface feature across space and time. i-Perception, 2(5), 428-439.
    Kawachi, Y., Kawabata, H. Kitamura, S. M., Shibata, M., Imaizumi, O., & Gyoba, J. (2011). Topographic distribution of brain activities corresponding to psychological structures underlying affective meanings: An fMRI study. Japanese Psychological Research, 53(4), 361-371.
    Kawachi, Y., Matsue, Y., Shibata, M., Imaizumi, O., & Gyoba, J. (2013). Auditory startle reflex inhibited by preceding self-action. Psychophysiology, 51(1), 97-102.
    Kawachi, Y., Grove, P.M., & Sakurai, K. (2014). A single auditory tone alters the perception of multiple visual events. Journal of vision, 14(8):16, (1–13).
    Kawachi, Y. (2016). Visual Mislocalization of Moving Objects in an Audiovisual Event. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154147.
    Sung, Y.W., Kawachi, Y., Choi, U.S., Kang, D., Abe, C., Otomo, Y., & Ogawa, S. (2018). A Set of Functional Brain Networks for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Human Characteristics. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12:149.
    2006 Best Presentation Award, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychonomic Society
    2007 Best Presentation Award, the 26th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychonomic Society
    2008 Human Communication Award, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
    2008 Best Presentation Award, the 27th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychonomic Society
    2009 Best Presentation Award, the 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychonomic Society
    2010 Best Presentation Award, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychonomic Society