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Takeharu Seno Last modified date:2016.1.28

Associate Professor / Faculty of Design
Institute for Advanced Study

Academic Degree
Field of Specialization
Research Interests
  • General research on self-motion perception
    keyword : Vection, Virtual Reality, Experimental Psychology, Self Motion Perception, Vision, Percept, Motion Perception
  • Contributions of vection to locomotion
    keyword : Vection, Vection Aftereffect, Optic Flow, Walking, locomotion
Academic Activities
1. Takeharu Seno, Stephen Palmisano, Bernhard E. Riecke, Shinji Nakamura,Walking without optic flow reduces subsequent vection,EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH,Vol.233,No.1,pp.275-281,2014.10.
2. Takeharu Seno,Vection is not determined by the retinal coordinate,PSYCH,2014.01.
3. Takeharu Seno, Fumiya Funatsu, Stephen Palmisano,Virtual Swimming - Breaststroke Body Movements Facilitate Vection
,Multisensory Research
4. Takeharu Seno, Stephen Palmisano, Hiroyuki ITO, Shoji Sunaga,Perceived Gravitoinertial Force During Vection,AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE,Vol.84,No.9,pp.971-974,2013.09.
5. Takeharu Seno,Music Modulates the Strength of Vection,Psychology,Vol.7,pp.566-568,2013.07.
6. Takeharu Seno, Keiko Ihaya, Yuki Yamada,I speak fast when I move fast: The speed of illusory self-motion (vection) modulates the speed of utterances,Frontiers in Psychology,Article 494,2013.04.
7. Takeharu Seno, George H. Van Doorn,Illusory upward self-motion results in a decrease in perceived room temperature,Psychology ,Vol.4,2013.04.
8. Takeharu Seno,Social inhibition of vection,Psychology,Vol.4,2013.04.
9. Takeharu Seno, Takahiro Kawabe, Hiroyuki ITO, Shoji Sunaga,Vection modulates emotional valence of autobiographical episodic memories,COGNITION,Vol.126,No.1,pp.115-120,2013.01.
10. Takeharu Seno, Shinji Nakamura,Alcohol consumption enhances vection,PERCEPTION,Vol.42,No.5,pp.580-582,2013.01.
11. Takeharu Seno, Keiga Abe, Sachiko Kiyokawa,Wearing Heavy Iron Clogs Can Inhibit Vection,MULTISENSORY RESEARCH,Vol.26,No.6,pp.569-580,2013.01.
12. Takeharu Seno, Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Stephen Palmisano,Vection induced by illusory motion in a stationary image,PERCEPTION,Vol.42,No.9,pp.1001-1005,2013.01.
13. Takeharu Seno, Haruaki Fukuda,Stimulus Meanings Alter Illusory Self-motion (Vection) - Experimental Examination of the Train Illusion
,Seeing & Perceiving
14. Takeharu Seno, Yuki Yamada, Stephen Palmisano
,Directionless vection: A new illusoru self-motion perception
15. Takeharu Seno, Takahiro Kawabe, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Vection modulates emotional valence of autobiographical episodic memories
16. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga, Stephen Palmisano
,Hunger enhances vertical vection
17. Takeharu Seno, Shuichiro Taya, Yuki Yamada, Keiko Ihaya, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga,Vection (self-motion perception) alters cognitive states, cognition of time, mental number line and personality.,Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society,pp.2306-2309,2012.08.
18. Takeharu Seno, Emi Hasuo, Hiroyuki Ito, Yoshitaka Nakajima
,Perceptually plausible sounds facilitate visually induced self-motion perception (vection)
19. Takeharu Seno, Stephen Palmisano, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Vection can be induced without global motion awareness.
20. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Vection can be induced in the absence of explicit motion stimuli.
,Experimental Brain Research
21. Takeharu Seno, Takao Sato
,Vection can be induced without explicit motion signal using backscroll illusion
,Japanese Psychological Research
22. Takeharu Seno, Stephen Palmisano
,Second-order motion is less efficient at modulating vection strength
,Seeing & Perceiving
23. Takeharu Seno, Yuki Yamada, Keiko Ihaya
,Narcissistic people cannot by moved easily by visual stimulation.
24. Takeharu Seno, Stephen Palmisano, Hiroyuki Ito
,Independent modulation of motion and vection aftereffects revealed by using coherent oscillation and random jitter in optic flow
,Vision Research
25. Takeharu Seno, Shuichiro Taya, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Mental number line in depth revealed by vection
26. Takeharu Seno, Masaki Ogawa, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Consistent air flow to the face facilitates vection
27. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Inconsistent locomotion inhibits vection
28. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Self-motion perception compresses time experienced in return travel.
29. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Attentional load inhibits vection
,Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
30. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Vection aftereffect from expanding / contracting stimuli.
,Seeing & Perceiving
31. Takeharu Seno, Shinji Nakamura, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Static visual components without depth modulation alter the strength of vection.
,Vision Research
32. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,Three new factors for vection induction ?For creating VR contents utilizing vection
,Proceedings of ASIAGRAPH 2010 in Tokyo
33. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga, Shinji Nakamura
,Temporonasal motion projected on the nasal retina underlies expansion-contraction asymmetry in vection.
,Vision Research
34. Takeharu Seno, Shoji Sunaga, Hiroyuki Ito
,Inhibition of vection by red.
,Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
35. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga
,The object and background hypothesis for vection.
,Vision Research
36. Takeharu Seno, Takao Sato
,Positional and directional preponderance in vection.
,Experimental Brain Research
37. Takeharu Seno, Masaharu Hayashi, Tetsurou Ogi, Takao Sato
,Virtual depth effect for non-stereoscopic dome image
,Proceedings of ASIAGRAPH 2008 in Shanghai
1. Takeharu Seno,Opening remarks and an introduction to vection,The 22nd Virtual Reality Psychology International Conference,2013.10.
2. Takeharu Seno,Stimulus meaning alters vection strength,The 22nd Virtual Reality Psychology International Conference,2013.10.
3. Takeharu Seno,No sex difference in vection,ECVP 2013,2013.08.
4. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki ITO, Shoji Sunaga, Emi Hasuo, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA, Masaki Ogawa,Consistency between modalities enhances visually induced self-motion (vection),IMRF2011,2011.10.17.
5. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki ITO, Shoji Sunaga,Return travel is perceived shorter because of self-motion perception,ECVP, Perception 40,2011.08.
6. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki ITO, Shoji Sunaga,Vection induction without the awareness of global motion,Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness 15,2011.06.
7. Takeharu Seno, Hiroyuki ITO, Shoji Sunaga,Attentional load decreases the strength of vection,ECVP, Perception 38,2009.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Virtual Reality Society of Japan
  • Vection is an illusory self-motion perception induced by a coherent motion in a wide visual field. Scientific study of vection began in 1973 (Brandt et al., 1973). From this study, every parameters of every stimulus attribute was considered to be effective or inefficient to induce vection. These effective stimulus parameters can be applied to VR contents. In this 10 years many brain imaging studies also have done in vection. Those studies were reviewed and evaluated in this article. Those physiological results should be converted into stimulus parameters for developers of VR contents. This conversion should be made by psychological studies. The further psychological studies are necessary to connect the physiological knowledge and VR contents