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Kun QIAN Last modified date:2023.11.27

Associate Professor / Department of Research Promotion / Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies


Papers
1. Qian, K., Examining the impact of human face stimulus on shape-contrast effects during a brief presentation, Brain Sciences, 10.3390/brainsci12070914, 12, 7, 914, 2022.07.
2. Bence Bago, Marton Kovacs, John Protzko, Tamas Nagy, Zoltan Kekecs, Bence Palfi, Matus Adamkovic, Sylwia Adamus, Sumaya Albalooshi, Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, Ilham N. Alfian, Sinan Alper, Sara Alvarez-Solas, Sara G. Alves, Santiago Amaya, Pia K. Andresen, Gulnaz Anjum, Daniel Ansari, Patrícia Arriaga, John Jamir Benzon R. Aruta, Alexios Arvanitis, Peter Babincak, Krystian Barzykowski, Bana Bashour, Ernest Baskin, Luisa Batalha, Carlota Batres, Jozef Bavolar, Fatih Bayrak, Benjamin Becker, Maja Becker, Anabel Belaus, Michał Białek, Ennio Bilancini, Daniel Boller, Leonardo Boncinelli, Jordane Boudesseul, Benjamin T. Brown, Erin M. Buchanan, Muhammad M. Butt, Dustin P. Calvillo, Nate C. Carnes, Jared B. Celniker, Christopher R. Chartier, William J. Chopik, Poom Chotikavan, Hu Chuan-Peng, Rockwell F. Clancy, Ogeday Çoker, Rita C. Correia, Vera Cubela Adoric, Carmelo P. Cubillas, Stefan Czoschke, Yalda Daryani, Job A. M. de Grefte, Wieteke C. de Vries, Elif G. Demirag Burak, Carina Dias, Barnaby J. W. Dixson, Xinkai Du, Francesca Dumančić, Andrei Dumbravă, Natalia B. Dutra, Janina Enachescu, Celia Esteban-Serna, Luis Eudave, Thomas R. Evans, Gilad Feldman, Fatima M. Felisberti, Susann Fiedler, Andrej Findor, Alexandra Fleischmann, Francesco Foroni, Radka Francová, Darius-Aurel Frank, Cynthia H. Y. Fu, Shan Gao, Omid Ghasemi, Ali-Reza Ghazi-Noori, Maliki E. Ghossainy, Isabella Giammusso, Tripat Gill, Biljana Gjoneska, Mario Gollwitzer, Aurélien Graton, Maurice Grinberg, Agata Groyecka-Bernard, Elizabeth A. Harris, Andree Hartanto, Widad A. N. M. Hassan, Javad Hatami, Katrina R. Heimark, Jasper J. J. Hidding, Evgeniya Hristova, Matej Hruška, Charlotte A. Hudson, Richard Huskey, Ayumi Ikeda, Yoel Inbar, Gordon P. D. Ingram, Ozan Isler, Chris Isloi, Aishwarya Iyer, Bastian Jaeger, Steve M. J. Janssen, William Jiménez-Leal, Biljana Jokić, Pavol Kačmár, Veselina Kadreva, Gwenaël Kaminski, Farzan Karimi-Malekabadi, Arno T. A. Kasper, Keith M. Kendrick, Bradley J. Kennedy, Halil E. Kocalar, Rabia I. Kodapanakkal, Marta Kowal, Elliott Kruse, Lenka Kučerová, Anton Kühberger, Anna O. Kuzminska, Fanny Lalot, Claus Lamm, Joris Lammers, Elke B. Lange, Anthony Lantian, Ivy Y.-M. Lau, Ljiljana B. Lazarevic, Marijke C. Leliveld, Jennifer N. Lenz, Carmel A. Levitan, Savannah C. Lewis, Manyu Li, Yansong Li, Haozheng Li, Tiago J. S. Lima, Samuel Lins, Marco Tullio Liuzza, Paula Lopes, Jackson G. Lu, Trent Lynds, Martin Máčel, Sean P. Mackinnon, Madhavilatha Maganti, Zoe Magraw-Mickelson, Leon F. Magson, Harry Manley, Gabriela M. Marcu, Darja Masli Seršić, Celine-Justine Matibag, Alan D. A. Mattiassi, Mahdi Mazidi, Joseph P. McFall, Neil McLatchie, Michael C. Mensink, Lena Miketta, Taciano L. Milfont, Alberto Mirisola, Michal Misiak, Panagiotis Mitkidis, Mehrad Moeini-Jazani, Arash Monajem, David Moreau, Erica D. Musser, Erita Narhetali, Danielle P. Ochoa, Jerome Olsen, Nicholas C. Owsley, Asil A. Özdoğru, Miriam Panning, Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Neha Parashar, Philip Pärnamets, Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, Michal Parzuchowski, Julia V. Paterlini, Jeffrey M. Pavlacic, Mehmet Peker, Kim Peters, Liudmila Piatnitckaia, Isabel Pinto, Monica Renee Policarpio, Nada Pop-Jordanova, Annas J. Pratama, Maximilian A. Primbs, Ekaterina Pronizius, Danka Purić, Elisa Puvia, Vahid Qamari, Kun Qian, Alain Quiamzade, Beáta Ráczová, Diego A. Reinero, Ulf-Dietrich Reips, Cecilia Reyna, Kimberly Reynolds, Matheus F. F. Ribeiro, Jan P. Röer, Robert M. Ross, Petros Roussos, Fernando Ruiz-Dodobara, Susana Ruiz-Fernandez, Bastiaan T. Rutjens, Katarzyna Rybus, Adil Samekin, Anabela C. Santos, Nicolas Say, Christoph Schild, Kathleen Schmidt, Karolina A. Ścigała, MohammadHasan Sharifian, Jiaxin Shi, Yaoxi Shi, Erin Sievers, Miroslav Sirota, Michael Slipenkyj, Çağlar Solak, Agnieszka Sorokowska, Piotr Sorokowski, Sinem Söylemez, Niklas K. Steffens, Ian D. Stephen, Anni Sternisko, Laura Stevens-Wilson, Suzanne L. K. Stewart, Stefan Stieger, Daniel Storage, Justine Strube, Kyle J. Susa, Raluca D. Szekely-Copîndean, Natalia M. Szostak, Bagus Takwin, Srinivasan Tatachari, Andrew G. Thomas, Kevin E. Tiede, Lucas E. Tiong, Mirjana Tonković, Bastien Trémolière, Lauren V. Tunstead, Belgüzar N. Türkan, Mathias Twardawski, Miguel A. Vadillo, Zahir Vally, Leigh Ann Vaughn, Bruno Verschuere, Denis Vlašiček, Martin Voracek, Marek A. Vranka, Shuzhen Wang, Skye-Loren West, Stephen Whyte, Leigh S. Wilton, Anna Wlodarczyk, Xue Wu, Fei Xin, Su Yadanar, Hiroshi Yama, Yuki Yamada, Onurcan Yilmaz, Sangsuk Yoon, Danielle M. Young, Ilya Zakharov, Rizqy A. Zein, Ingo Zettler, Iris L. Žeželj, Don C. Zhang, Jin Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Rink Hoekstra & Balazs Aczel, Situational factors shape moral judgements in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample, Nature Human Behaviour, 10.1038/s41562-022-01319-5, 6, 880-895, 2022.04.
3. Suzuki, T., Kashiwagi, N., Lee, J., Qian,K. , & Ikeda, D., Grasping Users’ Awareness for Environments from their SNS Posts, Journal of Information Processing, 10.2197/ipsjjip.30.190, 30, 190-200, 2022.03.
4. Kun Qian, Yuki Yamada, Exploring the Role of the Behavioral Immune System in Acceptability of Entomophagy Using Semantic Associations and Food-Related Attitudes, Frontiers in Nutrition, 10.3389/fnut.2020.00066, 2020.05.
5. 趙一嶸, ブライアン・ケンジ・イワナ, 錢琨, 学校教育における演劇的手法を取り入れた表現教育 ―中学生を対象とした教育実践を事例に―, 九州地区国立大学教育系・文系研究論文集, 6, 1,2, 4, 2020.03.
6. Siqi Zhu, Kyoshiro Sasaki, Yue Jiang, Kun Qian, Yuki Yamada, Trypophobia as an urbanized emotion
Comparative research in ethnic minority regions of China, PeerJ, 10.7717/peerj.8837, 2020, 3, 2020.01, Trypophobia is a strong emotion of disgust evoked by clusters of holes or round objects (e.g., lotus seed pod). It has become increasingly popular and been studied since 2010s, mainly in the West and Japan. Considering this, trypophobia might be a modern emotion, and hence urbanization possibly plays key roles in trypophobia. To address this issue, we compared the degree of trypophobia between urban and less urban people in China. In an experiment, we asked participants about their degree of discomfort from trypophobic images. The results showed that trypophobia occurred in both groups, although the effect size was larger in urban than less urban people. Moreover, post-experimental interviews and post-hoc analyses revealed that older people in less urban area did not experience as much trypophobia. Our findings suggest that trypophobia links to urbanization and age-related properties..
7. Kun Qian, Hiroyuki Mitsudo, Role of Orientation Processing in the Eggs Illusion, Perception, 10.1177/0301006619878954, 48, 12, 1197-1213, 2019.12, © The Author(s) 2019. In the eggs illusion, small patches perceptually deform when placed at the midpoints between the intersections of a regular grid. In this study, we explored the role of orientation processing in the illusion, by manipulating some spatiotemporal stimulus parameters using three psychophysical experiments. In Experiment 1, we manipulated grid luminance and presentation duration as independent variables and found that the illusion occurred even with a brief presentation of approximately 200 to 300 ms. In Experiments 2 and 3, besides presentation duration, we also systematically varied the orientation information of the stimulus. In addition to the original grid pattern, stimuli with only horizontal or vertical bars were employed in Experiment 2. The magnitude of the illusion was significantly weakened under the bar conditions. In Experiment 3, we varied the orientation of the bars stepwise and revealed that the local orientation information around the circular patches and the relative orientation information provided by the orthogonal bars of the grid are contributing factors to the illusion. Based on these results, we discussed the role of orientation processing in generating the eggs illusion..
8. Kun Qian, Kayo Miura, The Roles of Color Lightness and Saturation in Inducing the Perception of Miniature Faking, 11th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2019 2019 11th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology, KST 2019, 10.1109/KST.2019.8687411, 194-198, 2019.04, The miniature faking effect is a perceptual phenomenon where life-sized objects and landscape in tilt-shift photographs are perceived to be miniature. Previous studies have contributed to the generation of miniature faking; these include blur (bokeh), camera angle, vantage point, and perceived distance. Although color has also been considered to be a crucial factor in inducing the miniature faking effect, research based on systematical manipulations of color attributes has not been conducted. In the present study, we conducted two experiments, namely, paper-based and display-based to control the color lightness and saturation of two bird'seye view photographs. The results showed that the rated miniature faking effect is dependent on alterations of color lightness and saturation. Higher saturation, whereas lower lightness was found to enhance the miniature faking effect. These results demonstrated the crucial role of color in inducing the perception of miniature faking and further provided new materials to explore the general cognitive mechanism involved in miniature faking..
9. The Roles of Color Lightness and Saturation in Inducing the Perception of Miniature Faking
© 2019 IEEE. The miniature faking effect is a perceptual phenomenon where life-sized objects and landscape in tilt-shift photographs are perceived to be miniature. Previous studies have contributed to the generation of miniature faking; these include blur (bokeh), camera angle, vantage point, and perceived distance. Although color has also been considered to be a crucial factor in inducing the miniature faking effect, research based on systematical manipulations of color attributes has not been conducted. In the present study, we conducted two experiments, namely, paper-based and display-based to control the color lightness and saturation of two bird'seye view photographs. The results showed that the rated miniature faking effect is dependent on alterations of color lightness and saturation. Higher saturation, whereas lower lightness was found to enhance the miniature faking effect. These results demonstrated the crucial role of color in inducing the perception of miniature faking and further provided new materials to explore the general cognitive mechanism involved in miniature faking..
10. Kun Qian, Hiroyuki Mitsudo, Role of Orientation Processing in the Eggs Illusion, Perception, 10.1177/0301006619878954, 2019.01, In the eggs illusion, small patches perceptually deform when placed at the midpoints between the intersections of a regular grid. In this study, we explored the role of orientation processing in the illusion, by manipulating some spatiotemporal stimulus parameters using three psychophysical experiments. In Experiment 1, we manipulated grid luminance and presentation duration as independent variables and found that the illusion occurred even with a brief presentation of approximately 200 to 300 ms. In Experiments 2 and 3, besides presentation duration, we also systematically varied the orientation information of the stimulus. In addition to the original grid pattern, stimuli with only horizontal or vertical bars were employed in Experiment 2. The magnitude of the illusion was significantly weakened under the bar conditions. In Experiment 3, we varied the orientation of the bars stepwise and revealed that the local orientation information around the circular patches and the relative orientation information provided by the orthogonal bars of the grid are contributing factors to the illusion. Based on these results, we discussed the role of orientation processing in generating the eggs illusion..
11. Kun Qian, Hiroyuki Mitsudo, Eggs illusion
Local shape deformation generated by a grid pattern, Journal of Vision, 10.1167/16.15.27, 16, 15, 2016.01, In this study, we report a new visual shape illusion, the eggs illusion, in which circular disks located at the midpoints between adjacent grid intersections are perceived as being deformed to ellipses. In Experiment 1, we examined the eggs illusion by using a matching method and found that grid luminance and patch size play a critical role in producing the illusory deformation. In Experiment 2, we employed several types of elliptic or circular patches to examine the conditions in which the illusory deformation was cancelled or weakened. We observed that the illusory deformation was dependent on local grid orientation. Based on these results, we found several common features between the eggs illusion and the scintillating grid illusion. This resemblance suggests a possibility that similar mechanisms underlie the two phenomena. In addition to the scintillating grid illusion, we also considered several known perceptual phenomena that might be related to the eggs illusion, i.e., the apparent size illusion, the shape-contrast effect, and the Orbison illusion. Finally, we discuss the role of orientation processing in generating the eggs illusion..
12. Kun Qian, Takahiro Kawabe, Yuki Yamada, Kayo Miura, The role of orientation processing in the scintillating grid illusion, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 10.3758/s13414-012-0295-y, 74, 5, 1020-1032, 2012.07, In the scintillating grid illusion, illusory dark spots are perceived on white patches at the intersections of gray bars. Previous studies have suggested that processing related to the orientation of the bars plays a role in this illusion, but the specific underlying mechanisms are unclear. In the present study, we investigated the role of orientation processing across the intersection in generating the scintillating grid illusion. The results revealed that the illusion was attenuated when the patch was located at the intersection of short bars (Experiment 1), irrespective of the spatial distance between patches (Experiment 2). The local cruciform patterns determined the strength of the illusion, even when lateral offset of the patches was employed (Experiment 3). The illusion was observed even when a small spatial gap was introduced around the patches. A larger gap produced a weaker illusion (Experiment 4). Spatial offsets of the bars across the gapped intersection greatly reduced the illusion (Experiment 5). We discuss these findings with regard to the activity of S1-type simple cells that respond to the luminance along an oriented edge across the intersection..
13. Takahiro Kawabe, Kun Qian, Yuki Yamada, Kayo Miura, The jaggy diamonds illusion, Perception, 10.1068/p6617, 39, 4, 573-576, 2010.05, We report a new illusion in which the edges of diamonds placed at the intersections of grids are perceived to be jaggy (the jaggy diamonds illusion). Interestingly, the illusion disappears when the stimulus is rotated by 45°, when the stimuli are observed at a close distance, and on the diamond at which the observers stare. Luminance contrast between diamonds, grids, and background is a strong determinant for this illusion..
14. Kun Qian, Yuki Yamada, Takahiro Kawabe, Kayo Miura, The scintillating grid illusion
Influence of size, shape, and orientation of the luminance patches, Perception, 10.1068/p5943, 38, 8, 1172-1182, 2009.12, The scintillating grid illusion refers to the illusory perception of black spots on luminance patches at the intersections of a grey grid on a black background. We examined how spatial parameters of luminance patches modulated the strength of the illusion. In experiment 1, we controlled the size and shape of the luminance patches. For the largest-size conditions tested, we found a significant reduction in the strength of the illusion with squares when compared to circles or diamonds. In experiment 2, we controlled the orientation of quadrangle patches and confirmed a significantly larger reduction in the strength of the illusion when the edge orientations of quadrangle patches were vertical and horizontal (square) than when they were oblique (diamond). To explore the relationship between orientation processing and scintillating grid illusion, we controlled, in experiment 3, the global orientation of the display; the strength of the illusion with diamonds was significantly weaker when it was rotated by 458 than when it was not rotated. These results indicate that it is not only the difference of edge orientation of luminance patches, but also the orientation with respect to the grid that determines the strength of the illusion..