Kyushu University Academic Staff Educational and Research Activities Database
Researcher information (To researchers) Need Help? How to update
Kentaro Yamamoto Last modified date:2021.04.30

Graduate School
Undergraduate School
Other Organization

E-Mail *Since the e-mail address is not displayed in Internet Explorer, please use another web browser:Google Chrome, safari.
 Reseacher Profiling Tool Kyushu University Pure
Academic Degree
Ph.D. in Psychology
Field of Specialization
Experimental psychology, Time perception
Research Interests
  • Human perception and recognition of space and time
    keyword : Time perception, Spatial recognition, Motion processing
Academic Activities
1. Kentaro Yamamoto, Cue integration as a common mechanism for action and outcome bindings, Cognition, 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104423, 205, 104423, 2020.12, When a voluntary action is followed by a sensory outcome, their timings are perceived to shift toward each other compared to when they were generated independently. Recent studies have tried to explain this temporal binding effect based on the cue integration theory, in which the timing of action and outcome are estimated as a precision-weighted average of their individual estimates, although distinct results were obtained between the binding of action and outcome. This study demonstrates that cue integration underlies both action and outcome bindings, using visual changes as action outcomes. Participants viewed a moving clock presented on a screen to report the onset time of their action or the feature changes of visual objects that were relevant or irrelevant to the clock movement. The results revealed that the precision of outcome timing judgment was different based on the object that underwent a feature change. Moreover, consistent with the theory's prediction, the perceptual shifts of action and outcome timings were larger and smaller, respectively, when the precision of outcome timing judgments was higher. These results suggest that cue integration serves as a common mechanism in action and outcome bindings..
2. Hiroshi Ueda, Kentaro Yamamoto, Katsumi Watanabe, Contribution of global and local biological motion information to speed perception and discrimination, Journal of Vision, 10.1167/18.3.2, 18, 3:2, 1-11, 2018.03.
3. Yamamoto, K., Miura, K., Effect of motion coherence on time perception relates to perceived speed, Vision Research, 10.1016/j.visres.2015.11.004, 123, 56-62, 2016.06.
4. Yamamoto, K., Sasaki, K., Watanabe, K., The number-time interaction depends on relative magnitude in the suprasecond range, Cognitive Processing, 10.1007/s10339-015-0744-3, 17, 1, 59-65, 2016.02.
5. Sasaki, K., Yamamoto, K., Miura, K., The difference in speed sequence influences perceived duration, Perception, 10.1068/p7241, 42, 2, 198-207, 2013.02.
6. Yamamoto, K., Miura, K., Time dilation caused by static images with implied motion, Experimental Brain Research, 10.1007/s00221-012-3259-5, 223, 2, 311-319, 2012.11.
7. Yamamoto, K., Miura, K., Perceived duration of plaid motion increases with pattern speed rather than component speed, Journal of Vision, 10.1167/12.4.1, 12, 4:1, 1-13, 2012.04.
8. Yamamoto, K., Tanaka, S., Kobayashi, H., Kozima, H., Hashiya, K., A Non-Humanoid Robot in the "Uncanny Valley": Experimental Analysis of the Reaction to Behavioral Contingency in 2-3 Year Old Children., PLoS ONE, 4, e6974, 2009.09.
1. Kentaro Yamamoto, The location of visual feedback influences perceived action-outcome interval, The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (Fechner Day 2017), 2017.10.
2. 山本 健太郎, The effects of speed and frequency on perceived duration, The 34th Perceptual Frontier Seminar, 2017.03.