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Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA Last modified date:2017.05.16

Professor / perceptual psychology
Department of Human Science
Faculty of Design

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Materials on auditory perception .
Academic Degree
PhD in Design
Field of Specialization
perceptual psychology, speech signal processing
Outline Activities
I have three main branches of investigation, 1) the relationship
between psychophysics and phenomenology, 2) auditory
organization, and 3) perceptual foundations of linguistic

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Music Perception and Cognition
Consulting Editor, Music Perception

Research on auditory organization (with Miyagi Gakuin Women's University and Leiden University)
Research on rhythm perception (within Kyushu University and with RIKEN and Laval University)
Research on applied perceptual psychology (with National University of Ireland, Galway)
Research Interests
  • English phonology
    keyword : sonority phoneme
  • Speech signal processing
    keyword : speech enhancement
  • Perceptual psychology
    keyword : language, audition, time perception
    1979.05perceptual psychology.
Current and Past Project
  • The 21st Century COE Program: Design of artificial environments on the basis of human sensibility
Academic Activities
1. Y. Nakajima & K. Ueda, Study Manual for University Students: Welcome to Owl University, Nakanishiya, Kyoto, 2006.
1. Kazuo UEDA, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, An acoustic key to eight languages/dialects: Factor analyses of critical-band-filtered speech, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7, 42468, 2017.02.
2. Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Kazuo UEDA, Shota FUJIMARU, Hirotoshi MOTOMURA, Yuki OHSAKA, English phonology and an acoustic language universal, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7, 46049, 2017.04.
3. Takuya KISHIDA, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Kazuo UEDA, Gerard B. REMIJN, Three factors are critical in order to synthesize intelligible noise-vocoded Japanese speech, Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 3389, 2016.04.
4. Wolfgang Ellermeier, Florian Kattner, Kazuo UEDA, Kana Doumoto, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Memory dirsuption by irrelevant noise-vocoded speech: Effects of native language and the number of frequency bands , Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 2015.08.
5. Emi HASUO, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Michiko WAKASUGI, Takuya FUJIOKA, Effects of sound marker durations on the perception of inter-onset time intervals: a study with instrumental sounds, 基礎心理学研究(The Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science), 34, 1, 2015.12.
6. Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Emi HASUO, Miki YAMASHITA, Yuki HARAGUCHI, Overestimation of the second time interval replaces time-shrinking when the difference between two adjacent time intervals increases, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 281, 2014.05.
7. Yuko YAMASHITA, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Kazuo UEDA, Yohko SHIMADA, David HIRSH, Takeharu SENO, Benjamin A. SMITH, Acoustic analyses of speech sounds and rhythms in Japanese- and English-learning infants, Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 57, 2013.02.
8. Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Hiroshige TAKEICHI, Human processing of short temporal intervals as revealed by an ERP waveform analysis, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 2011.12.
9. Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Shuntarou EGUCHI, Illusory continuity without sufficient sound energy to fill a temporal gap: Examples of crossing glide tones, Journal of Experimental Psychology : Human Perception and Performance, 38, 2012.10.
10. Emi HASUO, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Satoshi OSAWA, Hiroyuki FUJISHIMA, Effects of temporal shapes of sound markers on the perception of inter-onset time intervals, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 2012.03.
11. Takayuki Sasaki, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Gert ten Hoopen, Edwin van Buuringen, Bob Massier, Taku Kojo, Tsuyoshi Kuroda, and Kazuo Ueda, Time-stretching: Illusory lengthening of filled auditory durations, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 印刷中, 1404-1421, 2010.05.
12. Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Shimpei Tsunashima, and Tatsuro Yasutake, Effects of spectra and sound pressure levels on the occurrence of the gap transfer illusion, Perception, 2009.04.
13. Takako Mitsudo, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Gerard B. Remijn, Hiroshige Takeichi, Yoshinobu Goto, and Shozo Tobimatsu, Electrophysiological evidence of auditory temporal perception related to the assimilation between two neighboring time intervals, NeuroQuantology, 2009.03.
14. Y. Nakajima, G. ten Hoopen, T. Sasaki, K. Yamamoto, M. Kadota, M. Simons, D. Suetomi, Time-shrinking: the process of unilateral temporal assimilation, Perception, vol 33, 1061-1079, 2004.12.
15. Yoshitaka Nakajima, Demonstrations of the gap transfer illusion, Acoustical Science and Technology, 2006.06.
16. Y. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, K. Kanafuka, A. Miyamoto, G. Remijn, G. ten Hoopen, Illusory recouplings of onsets and terminations of glide tone components, Perception & Psychophysics, vol. 62, 1413-1425, 2000.07.
17. Yoshitaka Nakajima, Gert ten Hoopen, Rene van der Wilk, A new illusion of time perception, Music Perception, Vol. 8, 431-448, 1991.06.
1. Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Perceptual interactions between adjacent time intervals marked by sound bursts, 5th Joint Meeting: Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, 2016.11.30.
2. Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Mizuki MATSUDA, Gerard B. REMIJN, Kazuo UEDA, Temporal resolution needed to hear out Japanese morae in mosaic speech, 日本音響学会聴覚研究会, 2014.05.30.
3. Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Hiroshige TAKEICHI, Takako MITSUDO, Shozo TOBIMATSU, Perceptual processing of pairs of acoustically marked time intervals: Correspondence between psychophysical and electrophysiological data, Fechner Day 2013, The 29th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, 2013.10.22.
4. Temporal structures of temporal perception: How time intervals
marked by very short sounds are perceived.
5. Auditory grammar and auditory organization.
6. Musical tonality.
7. Perceptual organization of onsets and offsets in speech.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japanese Psychonomic Society
  • The International Society for Psychophysics
  • The Japanese Psychological Association
  • The Japanese Society for Music Perception and Cognition
  • The Acoustical Society of Japan
Other Educational Activities
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  • 2011.12.
  • 2012.03.
  • 2011.01.
  • 2011.03.
  • 2010.03.
  • 2008.11.
  • 2010.03, Masako Asano, Madoka Konegawa, Yoshitaka Nakajima, & Emi Hasuo, Current trends in music psychology: Music perception, emotion in music, and music therapy, Journal of Design, 12, 83-95 (in Japanese)..
  • 2008.03, Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Ryota Miyauchi, Emi Hasuo, & Yoshitaka Nakajima, What one should care when conducting auditory psychological experiments, Journal of Design, 9, 63-66 (in Japanese).
  • 2006.12, Yoshitaka Nakajima & Kazuo Ueda, A case of faculty development at Owl University, Journal of Design, 6, 91-99 (in Japanese).
  • 2006.03.
Professional and Outreach Activities
Science education of high school students..