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ISHIZU,Tomohiro
 
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Faculty of Letters Professor
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Professor
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Using experimental psychology, neuroimaging methods (functional MRI, MEG, EEG, NIRS), brain stimulation (tDCS), and neuroaesthetic research, we conduct 1) research on cognitive and brain functions related to aesthetic appraisal and artistic activities, 2) research on perception and techniques used in visual arts, and 3) research on the clinical and social application of empirical aesthetics science.

Current research topics:
Cognitive and brain mechanisms of aesthetic judgments beyond beauty and ugliness, i.e. the sublime and awe, empathy, sorrow, etc.
Social/contextual influence on artistic value formation
Clinical application of neuroaesthetics and empirical aesthetics science, such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder 
Social application of neuroaesthetics and empirical aesthetics science, such as wellness of elderly people and public environment

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Degree

  • PhD ( 2009.9   Keio University )

Research Interests

  • Aesthetic Engineering

  • Conformity bias

  • 騙し絵知覚

  • 感性脳情報学

  • Neuroaesthetics

  • Psychology of arts and aesthetics

Research Areas

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Experimental psychology

  • Life Science / Neuroscience-general

Education

  • Keio University   Graduate School of Human Relations

    2006.4 - 2009.9

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  • Waseda University   Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences

    2003.4 - 2006.3

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  • Waseda University   School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I

    1999.4 - 2003.3

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Research History

  • Hiroshima University   Brain, Mind and KANSEI Sciences Reserch Center

    2022.9

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  • Kansai University   Faculty of Letters General Department of Humanities Department of Psychology   Professor

    2022.4

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  • Kyoto University   Open Innovation Institute

    2021.4 - 2022.3

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  • Kansai University   Faculty of Letters General Department of Humanities Department of Psychology   Associate Professor

    2020.4 - 2022.3

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  • Kyoto University   Open Innovation Institute

    2020.4 - 2021.3

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  • University College London   Faculty of Life Sciences   Senior Research Fellow

    2018.3 - 2020.3

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  • University of Vienna   Faculty of Psychology   JSPS abroad research fellow

    2016.12 - 2018.2

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  • University of Vienna   Faculty of psychology   Guest professor

    2016.12 - 2018.2

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  • Jichi Medical University

    2016.6 - 2020.3

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  • ロンドン大学ユニバーシティーカレッジ   生命科学部   日本学術振興会海外特別研究員

    2016.3 - 2016.11

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  • Waseda University   Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences

    2013.4 - 2016.2

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  • ロンドン大学ユニバーシティーカレッジ   生命科学部   客員研究員

    2013.4 - 2016.2

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  • ロンドン大学ユニバーシティカレッジ   生物科学部細胞発生学科   ポスドクリサーチフェロー

    2009.11 - 2013.3

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Professional Memberships

  • 日本認知神経科学会

    2021.4 - Present

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  • 日本情動学会

    2020.12 - Present

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  • The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

    2016.4 - Present

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  • JAPANESE SOCIETY OF NEUROLOGY

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  • Italian society of neuroaesthetics

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  • Society for Neuroscience

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  • THE JAPANESE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

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  • International Association of Empirical Aesthetics

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Committee Memberships

  • Frontiers in Neuroimaging   Review Editor  

    2021.9 - Present   

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  • 日本情動学会   評議員  

    2020.12 - Present   

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  • Italian Society of Neuroaesthetics   Honorary board member  

    2013.11 - Present   

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Papers

  • Measures, constructs, and constructing measurement: Reply to comments on "Can we really 'read' art to see the changing brain?". Reviewed International journal

    Matthew Pelowski, Blanca T M Spee, Jozsef Arato, Felix Dörflinger, Tomohiro Ishizu, Alby Richard

    Physics of life reviews   48   22 - 30   2023.11

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  • Effects of different character notations on conversational text in horror works

    Shodai Maruyama, Masahiro Wakabayashi, Tomohiro Ishizu

    2023.6

  • Nerhol制作と思索—特集 アートと心理学 Invited

    Nerhol, 石津 智大

    心理学評論 = Japanese psychological review / 心理学評論刊行会 編   66 ( 1 )   105 - 113   2023

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  • 悲劇芸術と仮想の悲しみ : 悲劇から受容される情動に関する神経美学的議論—Artificial misfortune in tragic art : a neuroaesthetics essay on the experience of sorrow derived from tragedy—特集 アートと心理学 Invited Reviewed

    石津 智大

    心理学評論 = Japanese psychological review / 心理学評論刊行会 編   66 ( 1 )   61 - 85   2023

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  • Neural correlates of visual aesthetic appeal Invited Reviewed

    Edward A. Vessel, Tomohiro Ishizu, Giacomo Bignardi

    Handbook of Neuroaesthetics   2022.10

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  • 視覚的な美的判断を支える脳機能についての神経美学研究レビュー—A systematic review of brain functions underlying visual aesthetic judgements Invited Reviewed

    石津 智大

    認知神経科学 = Japanese journal of cognitive neuroscience / 認知神経科学編集委員会 編   24 ( 1 )   1 - 11   2022.6

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  • 視覚的な美的判断を支える脳機能についての神経美学研究レビュー Invited Reviewed

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    日本認知神経科学会学会誌   24 ( 1 )   2022

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  • 美と悲哀の神経美学—Sorrow and Beauty in the Brain Invited Reviewed

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    日本神経回路学会誌 = The brain & neural networks / 日本神経回路学会 編   29 ( 3 )   119 - 134   2022

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  • Reward processing in the brain: neural correlates of physiological beauty and higher-order beauty Invited Reviewed

    Ishizu T, Srirangarajan T, Daikoku T

    rt and Neurodegenerative Disease: Illuminating the Intersection of Illness and Creativity   2022

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  • Can we really ‘read’ art to see the changing brain? A review and empirical assessment of clinical case reports and published artworks for systematic evidence of quality or style changes linked to damage or neurodegenerative disease Reviewed

    Physics of Life Review   2022

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  • The differential power of extraneous influences to modify aesthetic judgments of biological and artifactual stimuli Invited Reviewed

    Giacomo Bignardi, Tomohiro Ishizu, Semir Zeki

    PsyCh Journal   2020.12

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  • Parkinson’s disease and changes in the appreciation of art: A comparison of aesthetic and formal evaluations of paintings between PD patients and healthy controls Reviewed

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Brain and Cognition   136   103597 - 103597   2019.11

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  • Functional Neuroimaging in Empirical Aesthetics and Neuroaesthetics Invited Reviewed

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    The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Aesthetics   2019.9

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    <p>Functional neuroimaging refers to methods used to non-invasively visualize neural activity in the brain in relation to specific experimental variables. Over the past 15 years, functional neuroimaging has begun to provide novel findings on the neurobiology of our aesthetic activities and art appreciation. This chapter provides a review of functional neuroimaging studies, especially using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG), on a range of aesthetic experiences and evaluations and their neural correlates. It describes an overview of a number of core brain structures and networks engaged in aesthetic activities, together with general functions of each of the brain regions. It then discusses recent advancements in neuroaesthetics including an investigation into cross-cultural aspects, abstraction of beauty, a contextual effect on aesthetic evaluations, and new analysis techniques.</p>

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  • Quantifying the if, the when, and the what of the sublime: A survey and latent class analysis of incidence, emotions, and distinct varieties of personal sublime experiences. Reviewed

    Matthew Pelowski, Young-Jin Hur, Katherine N. Cotter, Tomohiro Ishizu, Alexander P. Christensen, Helmut Leder, I. C. McManus

    Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts   2019.8

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  • Why would Parkinson's disease lead to sudden changes in creativity, motivation, or style with visual art?: A review of case evidence and new neurobiological, contextual, and genetic hypotheses Reviewed

    Lauring, J.O., Ishizu, T., Kutlikova, H.H., D{\"o}rflinger, F., Haugb?l, S., Leder, H., Kupers, R., Pelowski, M.

    Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews   100   129 - 165   2019.5

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  • ヒトと動物の芸術心理学 美の認知神経科学,神経美学のこれまで Invited

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    心理学ワールド   ( 81 )   17 - 20   2018.4

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  • Sadness and beauty in art—Do they really coincide in the brain?: Comment on “An integrative review of the enjoyment of sadness associated with music” by Eerola et al. Reviewed

    Pelowski, M., Ishizu, T., Leder, H.

    Physics of Life Reviews   25   124 - 127   2018

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  • Neuropsychopharmacological aesthetics: A theoretical consideration of pharmacological approaches to causative brain study in aesthetics and art Reviewed

    Spee, B., Ishizu, T., Leder, H., Mikuni, J., Kawabata, H., Pelowski, M.

    Progress in Brain Research   237   343 - 372   2018

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    Recent developments in neuroaesthetics have heightened the need for causative approaches to more deeply understand the mechanism underlying perception, emotion, and aesthetic experiences. This has recently been the topic for empirical work, employing several causative methods for changing brain activity, as well as comparative assessments of individuals with brain damage or disease. However, one area of study with high potential, and indeed a long history of often nonscientific use in the area of aesthetics and art, employing psychopharmacological chemicals as means of changing brain function, has not been systematically utilized. This chapter reviews the literature on this topic, analyzing neuroendocrinological (neurochemical) approaches and mechanisms that might be used to causatively study the aesthetic brain. We focus on four relevant neuromodulatory systems potentially related to aesthetic experience: the dopaminergic, serotonergic, cannabinoid, and the opioidergic system. We build a bridge to psychopharmacological methods and review drug-induced behavioral and neurobiological consequences. We conclude with a discussion of hypotheses and suggestions for future research.

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  • Does Priming Negative Emotions Really Contribute to More Positive Aesthetic Judgments? A Comparative Study of Emotion Priming Paradigms Using Emotional Faces Versus Emotional Scenes and Multiple Negative Emotions With fEMG Reviewed

    Gerger, G., Pelowski, M., Ishizu, T.

    Emotion   2018

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  • The experience of beauty derived from sorrow Reviewed

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    Human Brain Mapping   38 ( 8 )   4185 - 4200   2017

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    We studied the neural mechanisms that are engaged during the experience of beauty derived from sorrow and from joy, two experiences that share a common denominator (beauty) but are linked to opposite emotional valences. Twenty subjects viewed and rerated, in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner, 120 images which each had classified into the following four categories: beautiful and sad; beautiful and joyful; neutral; ugly. The medial orbito-frontal cortex (mOFC) was active during the experience of both types of beauty. Otherwise, the two experiences engaged different parts of the brain: joyful beauty engaged areas linked to positive emotions while sorrowful beauty engaged areas linked to negative experiences. Separate regions of the cerebellum were engaged during experience of the two conditions. A functional connectivity analysis indicated that the activity within the mOFC was modulated by the supplementary motor area/middle cingulate cortex, known to be engaged during empathetic experiences provoked by other peoples' sadness. Hum Brain Mapp 38:4185-4200, 2017. (c) 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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  • Ugliness as the fourth wall-breaker: Comment on “Move me, astonish me. delight my eyes and brain: The Vienna Integrated Model of top-down and bottom-up processes in Art Perception (VIMAP) and corresponding affective, evaluative, and neurophysiological correlates” by Matthew Pelowski et al. Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Sakamoto, Y.

    Physics of Life Reviews   21   138 - 139   2017

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  • Empathy as a guide for understanding the balancing of Distancing-Embracing with negative art Reviewed

    Gerger, G., Ishizu, T., Pelowski, M.

    The Behavioral and brain sciences   40   e361   2017

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  • 神経美学の功績 : 神経美学はニューロトラッシュか (神経系人文学 : イメージ研究の挑戦) Invited

    石津 智大

    思想   ( 1104 )   76 - 96   2016.4

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  • DECODE OF THE BRAIN:ヒトの脳を読む新たなアプローチ 脳で量る美 Invited

    石津智大

    細胞工学   34 ( 7 )   664 - 668   2015.6

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    Vision   27 ( 1 )   7 - 9   2015

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  • Distinct neural mechanisms of tonal processing between musicians and non-musicians Reviewed

    Amemiya, K., Karino, S., Ishizu, T., Yumoto, M., Yamasoba, T.

    Clinical Neurophysiology   125 ( 4 )   738 - 747   2014

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    Objective: Both behavioral and neural responses to deviant melody endings can be enhanced through musical training. Yet it is unknown whether there are any differences in the neural responses of musicians and non-musicians given no difference in their behavioral responses. It is also unknown whether the melody preceding the fixed final tone influences the sense of completion.
    Methods: We recorded neuromagnetic responses in ten musicians and ten non-musicians while they were evaluating the sense of completion associated with melodies.
    Results: The sense of a melody's completion was influenced by the combination of the preceding melody and the ending tones. The N1 had shorter latency in musicians, while the sustained field had larger amplitudes in non-musicians.
    Conclusions: Musicians and non-musicians rated the sense of completion similarly, yet neural responses differed between the groups.
    Significance: These findings suggest that neural processes in musicians and non-musicians may be distinct even when the sense of completion is assessed similarly in both groups. In other words, there might be specific tonal processing available to non-musicians which can compensate for their lack of musical training. (C) 2013 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

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  • Varieties of perceptual instability and their neural correlates Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Zeki, S.

    NeuroImage   91   203 - 209   2014

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    We report experiments designed to learn whether different kinds of perceptually unstable visual images engage different neural mechanisms. 21 subjects viewed two types of bi-stable images while we scanned the activity in their brains with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); in one (intra-categorical type) the two percepts remained within the same category (e.g. face-face) while in the other (cross-categorical type) they crossed categorical boundaries (e.g. face-body). The results showed that cross- and intra-categorical reversals share a common reversal-related neural circuitry, which includes fronto-parietal cortex and primary visual cortex (area V1). Cross-categorical reversals alone engaged additional areas, notably anterior cingulate cortex and superior temporal gyrus, which have been posited to be involved in conflict resolution. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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  • A neurobiological enquiry into the origins of our experience of the sublime and beautiful Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Zeki, S.

    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience   8 ( November )   891   2014

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    Philosophies of aesthetics have posited that experience of the sublime-commonly but not exclusively derived from scenes of natural grandeur-is distinct from that of beauty and is a counterpoint to it. We wanted to chart the pattern of brain activity which correlates with the declared intensity of experience of the sublime, and to learn whether it differs from the pattern that correlates with the experience of beauty, reported in our previous studies (e.g., lshizu and Zeki, 2011). 21 subjects participated in a functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment. Prior to the experiment, they viewed pictures of landscapes, which they rated on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most sublime and 1 being the least. This allowed us to select, for each subject, five sets of stimuli-from ones experienced as very sublime to those experienced as not at all sublime-which subjects viewed and re-rated in the scanner while their brain activity was imaged. The results revealed a distinctly different pattern of brain activity from that obtained with the experience of beauty, with none of the areas active with the latter experience also active during experience of the sublime. Sublime and beautiful experiences thus appear to engage separate and distinct brain systems.

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  • The "Visual Shock" of Francis Bacon: an essay in neuroesthetics Reviewed

    Semir Zeki, Tomohiro Ishizu

    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience   7   850   2013.12

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    In this paper we discuss the work of Francis Bacon in the context of his declared aim of giving a "visual shock." We explore what this means in terms of brain activity and what insights into the brain's visual perceptive system his work gives. We do so especially with reference to the representation of faces and bodies in the human visual brain. We discuss the evidence that shows that both these categories of stimuli have a very privileged status in visual perception, compared to the perception of other stimuli, including man-made artifacts such as houses, chairs, and cars. We show that viewing stimuli that depart significantly from a normal representation of faces and bodies entails a significant difference in the pattern of brain activation. We argue that Bacon succeeded in delivering his "visual shock" because he subverted the normal neural representation of faces and bodies, without at the same time subverting the representation of man-made artifacts.

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  • The brain's specialized systems for aesthetic and perceptual judgment Reviewed

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    European Journal of Neuroscience   37 ( 9 )   1413 - 1420   2013

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    We recorded brain activity when 21 subjects judged the beauty (aesthetic or affective judgment) and brightness (perceptual or cognitive judgment) of simultaneously presented paintings. Aesthetic judgments engaged medial and lateral subdivisions of the orbitofrontal cortex as well as subcortical stations associated with affective motor planning (globus pallidus, putamenclaustrum, amygdala, and cerebellar vermis), whereas the motor, premotor and supplementary motor areas, as well as the anterior insula and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, were engaged by both kinds of judgment. The results lead us to conclude: (i) that there is a functional specialization for judgment, with aesthetic judgments engaging distinct systems, in addition to those that they share with perceptual judgments; (ii) that the systems engaged by affective judgments are those in which activity correlates with polar experiences (e.g. lovehate, beautyugliness, and attractionrepulsion); and (iii) that there is also a functional specialization in the motor pathways, with aesthetic judgments engaging motor systems not engaged by perceptual judgments, in addition to those engaged by both kinds of judgment.

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  • Gender difference modulation in a body-selective region in the brain Invited Reviewed

    Ishizu, T.

    Handbook on Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications   2013

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  • Disambiguation of ambiguous figures in the brain Invited Reviewed

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    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience   7 ( AUG )   501   2013

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    Disambiguation refers to the ability to interpret ambiguous information in a sensible way, which is important in an ever-changing external environment. Disambiguation occurs when prior knowledge is given before an ambiguous stimulus is presented. For example, labeling a series of meaningless blobs as a "human body" can change the observer's perception. The aim of this experiment was to study the neural circuitry underlying disambiguation caused by prior knowledge. We presented to participants a series of meaningless blobs with different contextual information. As participants performed this task, we used magnetoencephalography to map the brain areas that were activated when participants perceived blobs as a human body. The participants were presented identical sets of blob stimuli, and were instructed that a human body would appear more frequently in the "high body" condition than in the "low body" condition. We found the blob stimuli were more frequently perceived as the human body when they were presented in the "high body" condition. Such contextual modulation correlated with activity in the extrastriate body area (EBA) and the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG). Furthermore, we observed that IFG activation preceded EBA activation. These findings suggest that top-down processing in the IFG plays a role in disambiguating ambiguous information and modifying an individual's perceptions. © 2013 Ishizu.

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  • Magnetoencephalographic study on brain activity during meditation : A pilot study Reviewed

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  • Toward a brain-based theory of beauty Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Zeki, S.

    PLoS ONE   6 ( 7 )   e21852   2011

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    We wanted to learn whether activity in the same area(s) of the brain correlate with the experience of beauty derived from different sources. 21 subjects took part in a brain-scanning experiment using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Prior to the experiment, they viewed pictures of paintings and listened to musical excerpts, both of which they rated on a scale of 1-9, with 9 being the most beautiful. This allowed us to select three sets of stimuli-beautiful, indifferent and ugly-which subjects viewed and heard in the scanner, and rated at the end of each presentation. The results of a conjunction analysis of brain activity showed that, of the several areas that were active with each type of stimulus, only one cortical area, located in the medial orbito-frontal cortex (mOFC), was active during the experience of musical and visual beauty, with the activity produced by the experience of beauty derived from either source overlapping almost completely within it. The strength of activation in this part of the mOFC was proportional to the strength of the declared intensity of the experience of beauty. We conclude that, as far as activity in the brain is concerned, there is a faculty of beauty that is not dependent on the modality through which it is conveyed but which can be activated by at least two sources-musical and visual-and probably by other sources as well. This has led us to formulate a brain-based theory of beauty.

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  • Magnetoencephalographic Analysis of the Neural Responses in the Perception of Ambiguous Body Figures Reviewed

    Tomohiro Ishizu, Kaoru Amemiya, Tomoaki Ayabe, Shozo Kojima

    CARLS Series of Advanced Study of Logic and Sensibility   3   101 - 107   2010.3

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  • Effects of motor imagery on intermanual transfer: A near-infrared spectroscopy and behavioural study Reviewed

    Amemiya, K., Ishizu, T., Ayabe, T., Kojima, S.

    Brain Research   1343   93 - 103   2010

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    Intermanual transfer is the ability that previous studies by one limb promote the later learning by the other limb. This ability has been demonstrated in various effectors and types of training. Motor imagery, the mental simulation of motor execution, is believed to be strongly associated with the cognitive aspects of motor execution, and the pattern of brain activity during motor imagery is similar to that of motor execution, although the activation pattern is smaller, and the level is lower. If the cognitive component of motor execution strongly contributes to transfer, the training effect of motor imagery would be expected to transfer to the contralateral limb. In the present study, we used the tapping sequence paradigm to evaluate the occurrence of intermanual transfer through motor imagery and to compare differences of transfer effects to motor execution learning. We divided participants into three groups: an execution group, a motor imagery group and a no-training control group. Before and after a nondominant left hand training session, ipsilateral hand tests were conducted. After the post-test, a contralateral right-hand test was also conducted. In order to investigate the relationship between transfer effect and neural activation during the learning phase, we measured motor-related brain area activity using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Execution was effective especially for trained movement, imagery was effective for both trained movement and intermanual transfer. Brain activity suggesting predictive transfer differed between two groups, suggesting that motor execution and motor imagery training have different behavioural effects and neural contributions. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Magnetoencephalographic study of the neural responses in body perception Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Amemiya, K., Yumoto, M., Kojima, S.

    Neuroscience Letters   481 ( 1 )   36 - 40   2010

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    A fundamental trait of human beings is the ability to discern information communicated by others The human body is one of the important sources of such information To date, several researchers have reported two body-selective regions in the brain-the extrastriate body area (EBA) and fusiform body area As compared to the number of studies on spatial distribution, studies on the temporal processing of body perception are few The electroencephalography (EEG) findings of a recent study indicate that observation of the human body Induces a remarkable response leading to the generation of event-related-potentials that peak at 190 ms. However, source localization by using EEG has limitations. The advantage of magnetoencephalography (MEG) is that It enables localization of cortical activities and has excellent temporal resolution. In this study, we used MEG to measure the neural responses underlying the perception of the human body Our results suggest that cortical activation induced by body images was observed in the bilateral EBA region with a latency of 190 ms and right-hemispheric dominance. Our study revealed the regions involved and the latency differences between these regions in body perception. Further, our results show the usefulness of MEG for body perception studies and suggest that like the face, the body plays a unique role in the human recognition process. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Effects of motor imagery on bilateral transfer: a behavioral and NIRS study Invited Reviewed

    雨宮薫, 石津智大, 綾部友亮, 小嶋祥三

    哲学   121   207 - 231   2009.3

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    The aim of this experiment was to investigate the imagery effect and the brain areas correlating with it using NIRS (Near Infrared Spectroscopy) and more importantly, to investigate and compare the effects of uni- and contralateral transfer between actual motor execution and motor imagery training. Our results revealed that while execution was effective only in case of trained movement, imagery was effective not only in case of trained movement, but also in case of bilateral transfer. The NIRS data revealed that both motor imagery and execution brought about the same level of activation in the supplementary motor area. Apparently, the SMA activation supports the effect of imagery training; however, the correlation between the degree of both after-effects and SMA activation in imagery training was not significant. On the contrary, the correlation be tween SMA activation and ipsilateral training effect was significant in case of the execution group.These results suggested that both motor execution and imagery have ipsilateral training effects; however, the areas predicted to be associated with the after-effects of training are different. Furthermore, with regard to the contralateral transfer effect, SMA activation did not predict the contralateral transfer effect in both trainings. This might indicate that the areas predicted to be associates with the after-effects of the training and with the intermanual transfer effect were not identical in case of the actual training. These differences in the after-effects between both trainings might be due to the different neural networks involved.

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  • Reverse hierarchy in vision Invited Reviewed

    121   159 - 181   2009

  • Intermanual transfer by motor imagery

    Kaoru Amemiya, Tomohiro Ishizu, Tomoaki Ayabe, Shozo Kojima

    NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH   65   S203 - S203   2009

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  • Temporal dissociation of global and local features by hierarchy of vision Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Ayabe, T., Kojima, S.

    International Journal of Neuroscience   119 ( 3 )   373 - 383   2009

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    Most objects in our environment are organized hierarchically with a global whole embedding its local parts, but the way we recognize these features remains unclear. Using a visual masking paradigm, we examined the temporal dissociation between global and local feature as proposed in Reverse Hierarchy Theory, RHT (Ahissar Hochstein, 2000), where global and local information are assumed to be processed, respectively, by feed-forward and feedback systems. We found that in a long Stimulus Onset Asynchrony (SOA) condition, both global and local information were recognized adequately. However, in a short SOA condition, global information was recognized correctly while local recognition was critically disrupted. Consistent with RHT, it is suggested that local information is processed in a feedback system; this processing is then interrupted by the mask stimulus presented later at the primary visual area. Global information, by contrast, is transferred via a feed-forward system, and is not disrupted by the mask.

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  • Motor activity and imagery modulate the body-selective region in the occipital-temporal area: A near-infrared spectroscopy study Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Noguchi, A., Ito, Y., Ayabe, T., Kojima, S.

    Neuroscience Letters   465 ( 1 )   85 - 89   2009

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    The extrastriate body area (EBA) lies in the occipital-temporal cortex and has been described as a "body-selective" region that responds when viewing other people&apos;s bodies. Recently, several studies have reported that EBA is also modulated when the subject moves or imagines moving their own body, even without visual feedback. The present study involved 3 experiments, wherein the first experiment was conducted to examine whether near-infrared spectroscopy (LAIRS) could capture any activity in the EBA when viewing images of bodies. The second experiment was designed to elucidate whether this region also responds when the subjects move their own body, and the third to observe whether imagining carrying out a movement would activate EBA. Images of human bodies and chairs were used as the stimuli for the first experiment, simple hand movements carried out by the subject were used for the second and the act of imagining hand movements for the third. Our results confirmed that the region we defined as EBA was clearly activated when the subject viewed images of human bodies, carried out movements of their own body and imagined moving parts of their own body, thus demonstrating the usefulness of LAIRS as a new brain imaging method. Moreover, we found a gender-based difference when imagining movement; male subjects showed a greater response than female subjects. This may reflect a gender difference in imagery skills; however, further research is needed to verify this hypothesis. Crown Copyright (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • 通常から逸脱した顔刺激認知における脳活動 Reviewed

    石津智大

    人間と社会の探究   66   119 - 121   2008.6

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  • Tsujo kara itsudatsu shita shigeki ninchi ni okeru no katsudo Reviewed

    Studies in sociology, psychology and education   ( 66 )   119 - 122   2008

  • Neural processes of attentional inhibition of return traced with magnetoencephalography Reviewed

    Ayabe, T., Ishizu, T., Kojima, S., Urakawa, T., Nishitani, N., Kaneoke, Y., Kakigi, R.

    Neuroscience   156 ( 3 )   769 - 780   2008

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    Inhibition of return (IOR) is a phenomenon that involves reaction times (RTs) to a spatially cued target that are longer than RTs to an uncued target when the interval between the cue and target is prolonged. Although numerous studies have examined IOR, no consensus has yet been reached regarding the neural mechanisms responsible for it. We used magnetoencephalography (MEG) and measured the human neural responses underlying the time course of 1011, applying a typical spatial cueing paradigm. The cue-target interval was 600 +/- 200 ms. Three experimental conditions were employed. Cued; the cue and target were presented at the same location. Uncued; the two stimuli were presented at opposite locations. Neutral; the cue stimulus was presented bilaterally. We found differences in the amplitudes of signals in the postero-temporal and bilateral temporal areas, and peak latencies in a central area between the cued and uncued conditions. These signals were localized to the extrastriate cortex, bilateral temporal-parietal junction (TPJ), and primary motor cortex, respectively. Bilateral TPJ activities are related to the identification of salient events in the sensory environment both within and independent of the current behavioral context and may play an important role in IOR in addition to extrastriate and the primary motor cortex. (C) 2008 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Configurational factors in the perception of faces and non-facial objects: An ERP study Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Ayabe, T., Kojima, S.

    International Journal of Neuroscience   118 ( 7 )   955 - 966   2008

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    During the viewing of human faces, it is easier to recognize detailed features if the face is presented in an unusual configuration; for example, a split face. The present study used electroencephalography to investigate the brain activity elicited in response to a neutral, inverted, and split face and compared this to the activity produced in response to a non-facial stimulus (a clock). Results showed that the N170 response amplitude was larger and its latency longer during recognition of split and inverted faces as compared to a normal face, whereas no amplitude change was seen for the different clock configurations. However, for the P300 component, larger amplitudes were observed in both the face and the object condition. Taken together, the results suggest that unusual human face presentations are detected at earlier stages than unusual object presentations.

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  • Motor activity and imagery modulate the body-selective region in the occipital-temporal area Reviewed

    Ishizu, T., Noguchi, A., Ito, Y., Kojima, S.

    CARLS series of advanced study of logic and sensibility vol.2   2   135 - 142   2008

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  • Kao shigeki ni okeru yoki kara no itsudatsu ninshiki no shinkei katsudo : nojizu ni yoru kenkyu Reviewed

    Studies in sociology, psychology and education   ( 64 )   148 - 151   2007

  • Event-related potentials in the Simon task Reviewed

    Ideno, T., Ishizu, T., Tujii, T., Kojima, S.

    International Congress Series   1278   131 - 134   2005

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    In the Simon task, the reaction time to identify a target stimulus is slowed when the spatial location of target and its response coding do not correspond, compared with reaction times when spatial location and response coding do correspond. The present study examined the behavioral adjustment process in the Simon task using reaction time and ERPs. Behavioural results showed that the Simon effect included trial-to-trial behavioural adjustment process. ERPs on the early stage (N270 and P300 latency) showed the significant difference with S-R compatibility. However, no significant difference was observed in the N50-N150-ms range after responses. (c) 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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Books

  • 神経美学 -美と芸術の脳科学-

    石津 智大( Role: Sole author)

    共立出版  2019.8  ( ISBN:9784320009301

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  • Projecting Pentagonism: the aesthetic of Gerard Caris

    Tomohiro Ishizu( Role: Joint editorThe art of Gerard Caris and functions of the brain)

    Sidney Cooper Gallery  2018.12 

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  • ユリイカ2020年2月号 特集=書体の世

    ( Role: Contributorわれ発見せり)

    青土社  2020.2 

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  • Bacon and the mind

    Tomohiro Ishizu( Role: Joint authorThe visual shock of Francis Bacon)

    Thames & Hudson  2019.9  ( ISBN:9780500970973

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  • イメージ学の現在−ヴァールブルグから神経系イメージ学へ−

    石津 智大( Role: Contributor神経美学の功績−神経美学はニューロトラッシュか?)

    東京大学出版  2019.4 

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  • 情動学シリーズ第10巻「情動と言語・芸術」

    石津 智大( Role: Contributor美的判断の脳神経科学的基盤)

    朝倉書店  2018.5 

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  • 思想

    石津 智大( Role: Contributor神経美学の功績)

    岩波書店  2016.4 

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  • 細胞工学「Decode of the brain−ヒトの脳を読む新たなアプローチ」

    石津 智大( Role: Contributor脳で量る美)

    学研メディカル秀潤社  2015.7 

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  • Bildwelten des Wissens Kunsthistorisches Jahrbuch für Bildkritik, Bild - Ton - Rhythmus

    Tomohiro Ishizu( Role: Contributor)

    De Gruyter  2014 

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  • Handbook on Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications

    Tomohiro Ishizu( Role: ContributorGender Difference Modulation in a Body-Selective Region in the Brain)

    Nova publishers  2013.2 

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  • Handbook on Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications

    Tomohiro Ishizu( Role: ContributorGender Difference Modulation in a Body-Selective Region in the Brain)

    Nova publishers  2013.2 

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  • おやつ文化と神経美学 Invited

    おやつマガジン創刊号   2020.3

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  • Varieties of Attractiveness and their Brain Responses

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    I-PERCEPTION   10   30 - 31   2019.9

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  • Science of Facial Attractiveness

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    I-PERCEPTION   10   28 - 29   2019.9

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  • ヒト身体像認知における神経活動

    石津 智大, 綾部 友亮, 小嶋 祥三

    日本心理学会大会発表論文集   72 ( 0 )   1PM075 - 1PM075   2008

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  • Effect of endogenous attention on the human brain response to illusory line motion

    Tomoaki Ayabe, Tomokazu Urakawa, Tomohiro Ishizu, Yoshiki Kaneoke, Ryusuke Kakigi

    NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH   61   S175 - S175   2008

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  • 自発的注意の線分運動錯視に対する神経活動

    綾部 友亮, 石津 智大, 柿木 隆介

    日本心理学会大会発表論文集   72 ( 0 )   3AM103 - 3AM103   2008

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Presentations

  • ネガティブな感性と創造性 Invited

    石津智大

    日本認知科学会第37回大会  2020.9 

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    オーガナイズドセッション「創造性のキワ」

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  • 神経美学 美と芸術の認知脳科学 Invited

    石津智大

    第22回 AIITフォーラム  2024.4 

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  • Neuroaesthetics approaches to understand negatively valenced aesthetic experiences Invited

    International Symposium on Social Neuroscience for Education and Development  2024.3 

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  • 美的経験と情動,身体性 Invited

    石津智大

    日本認知科学会『芸術体験に伴う情動と身体性』シンポジウム  2023.12 

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  • 脳科学と美学の交差点が見出す畏怖の価値 Invited

    石津智大

    エッセンスフォーラム2023 - Encounter of the Impacts -  2023.9 

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  • 『神経美学』芸術と感性の脳・神経科学 -美、悲哀、崇高畏怖‐ Invited

    石津智大

    応用脳科学アカデミー2023年度アドバンスコース  2023.7 

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  • エッセンス比叡山未来会議2023 Invited

    石津智大

    エッセンス比叡山未来会議2023  2023.7 

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  • 悲劇芸術と仮想の悲しみ Invited

    石津智大

    東北大学 電気通信研究所 共同プロジェクト研究会  2023.3 

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  • 『神経美学』-美、芸術、感性の脳・神経科学- ネガティブな美とその意義 Invited

    石津智大

    応用脳科学アカデミー2022年度アドバンスコース  2022.12 

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  • Empirical approaches to study aesthetic experiences -an introduction to neuroaesthetics- Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    KEK IPNS-IMSS-QUP Joint Colloquium  2022.10 

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  • Empirical approaches to study negatively valenced aesthetic judgments, Reconstruction of human sciences, based on decoding of emotional information

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    NEURO2022  2022.7 

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  • 脳はどのように美を感じ、美を創造するのか Invited

    石津智大

    応用脳科学コンソーシアム2022年度キックオフシンポジウム  2022.4 

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  • 神経美学の基礎と応用 Invited

    Society for Tokyo Young Psychologists第12回大会  2022.3 

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  • ネガティブな美観の経験科学的研究 Invited

    日本感情心理学会第29回大会  2021.10 

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  • 神経美学:美、芸術、感性の脳科学 Invited

    石津智大

    応用脳科学アカデミーアドバンスコース「記憶・情動・創造性」  2021.1 

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  • DCEXPO Special Session: Future of Digital Content, interacting with Neuroaesthetics 2 The Role of Advanced Imaging in the Post-Covid Era Invited

    Inter BEE / Digital Contents Expo 2020  2020.11 

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  • Future of digital contents and neuroaesthetics Invited International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Inter BEE / Digital Contents Expo 2019  2019.11 

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  • The Science of Facial Attractiveness (symposium) International coauthorship International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Asia-Pacific Conference of Vision  2019.7 

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  • Varieties of Attractiveness and their Brain Responses Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Asia-Pacific Conference of Vision  2019.7 

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  • Beauty, valence, pleasure Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Goldsmiths University MSc PANC lecture  2019.3 

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  • Biological Beauty in the Brain Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Re-shaping bodies at Queen Mary University  2018.9 

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  • Beauty derived from sorrow

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    2018.9 

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  • Beyond Mere Beauty Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    MPIEA Visual Neuroaesthetics Symposium at Max Planck Institute Frankfurt  2018.4 

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  • Art, cognition, and neuroaesthetics Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Psychological Research Department Talk Series at Vienna University  2017.6 

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  • The neurobiology of aesthetic judgments Invited International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    "Science of Beauty", The Royal Society of Edinburgh  2015.11 

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  • Neurobiology of aesthetic appreciation Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    2015.1 

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  • Measuring beauty through the brain Invited

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Psychological Research Talks at University of Vienna  2014.12 

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  • The neural correlates of the experience and judgment of beauty Invited International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    “Beauty and Value” open meeting of neuroesthetics  2013.10 

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  • Is there brain theory of beauty? Invited International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    22nd European Stroke Conference  2013.5 

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  • Juicio de la belleza Invited International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    Escuela de psiquiatria y ciencias de la conducta, La Creatividad  2012.7 

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  • Looking at beauty through the brain Invited International conference

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    14th Conference of Peace through Mind/Brain Science  2012.2 

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  • 視覚と音楽における美の経験に関係する脳の活動 Invited

    石津智大

    生理研視覚研究会  2012.2 

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  • Determination of characteristic of beauty in the brain

    Tomohiro Ishizu

    tishizu  2012.2 

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Awards

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    2017.12   European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action   Art and Brain

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  • 快不快を超える美学的体験とその心理的効果に関する認知神経科学的研究

    2021.10 - 2024.3

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金・学術変革領域研究(B) (計画研究班)  学術変革領域研究(B) (計画研究班)

    石津智大, 大黒達也

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  • 聴覚崇高の心理学的特徴と脳内基盤に関する学際的研究

    2021.8 - 2022.7

    サントリー文化財団  「学問の未来を拓く」 

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  • 崇高体験による向社会性促進効果が老齢ウェルネスに与える影響についての検証

    2021.4 - 2024.3

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金・基盤B  基盤研究B

    石津智大, 河合隆史

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  • Social influences on aesthetic judgments and their neural basis

    2018.3 - 2021.2

    Leverhulme Trust  Research Project Grant 

    Semir Zeki, Tomohiro Ishizu (co-PI

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  • 審美脳科学的アプローチによる身体醜形恐怖懸念の脳内機構の検討

    2017.4 - 2020.3

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金・基盤C 

    石津 智大

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  • 他者の意見が審美的評価に与える影響と脳内機構の研究

    2014.4 - 2016.3

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金・若手B 

    石津 智大

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  • Scientific Research on Reproduction and Cognition of Polychromatic Visual Arts in Crepuscular Religious Spaces

    Grant number:23H00720  2023.4 - 2026.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)

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  • Reconstruction of human sciences by decoding emotional information from neural activities

    Grant number:21H05059  2021.8 - 2024.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (B)

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  • 審美的判断における同調バイアスの脳内機構

    2016.3 - 2018.2

    日本学術振興会  日本学術振興会海外特別研究員 

    石津 智大

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  • 顕在的・潜在的違和感の認知に関する認知神経科学的研究

    2013.4 - 2016.2

    日本学術振興会  日本学術振興会特別研究員PD 

    石津 智大

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  • The effect using oriental alternative medicine for depression reduction and the prevention

    Grant number:21530744  2009.4 - 2014.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)

    ISHII Yasutomo, KOSHIKAWA Husako, UCHIKAWA Yoshinori, SHIRAISHI Tomoko, SHIMAZU Naomi, TANAKA Keita, TAKASE Hiroki, SUGAMURA Genji, ISHIDU Tomohiro, KONDO Ikuyo, TAKAKI Hiroko, TANAKA Otona, KAWANO Rika, SOMA Hanae, MAEKAWA Manami, MATUSHITA Ken, KANESHI Kengo, HATAMOTO Kumiko

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    This study focused on the usefulness of the Eastern approach in a preventive perspective. There was the significant negative relationship between acceptance and depressive tendency, and also the marginal positive relationship between decentration and depressive tendency in an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation. In addition, it was indicated the effect of decreasing in depressive tendency, and of increasing in awareness, acceptance, and decentration. The significant interaction was found between groups and time, therefore, the efficacy of the program in decentration was suggested. In the group of Sotaiho there was the significant inverse correlation between the score if CES-D and QOL. In comparison with the groups (control and Sotaiho) and the different level of depressive state, it showed no significant differences in the rate of change with time in CES-D(post-pre/pre). Therefore, the meaningful important in the rate of change with QOL score was indicated.

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Social Activities

  • ドコモ gacco LIVE

    Role(s): Lecturer

    ドコモ gacco  ドコモ gacco  2023.4

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  • NHK BS4K マジックアワー 天空に魔法がかかる時

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    NHK  2023.3

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  • アートインテリア環境 コーディネーター国際科

    Role(s): Lecturer

    町田ひろ子インテリアコーディネーターアカデミー  2023.1 - 2023.2

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  • 美と健康とサイエンス-生体モニタリングで化粧品素材はどこまで進化できるのか-

    Role(s): Panelist

    リバネス  超異分野学会大阪大会2022  2022.8

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    Type:Seminar, workshop

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  • 美と芸術の脳科学

    Role(s): Appearance

    資生堂S/PARKポッドキャスト  『美のひらめきと出会う場所』  2022.7

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  • 子どもの描く絵からみる脳とこころ

    Role(s): Lecturer

    吹田市  第51回生涯学習吹田市民大学吹田市民講座  2022.6

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  • ファンダメンタルズ フェスmini, 石津智大 x Nerhol

    Role(s): Appearance, Panelist, Lecturer

    Fandamentalz  ファンダメンタルズ フェスmini  2022.5

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  • 「じっくりゆっくり感じること」

    Role(s): Appearance, Panelist

    兵庫県立美術館  飯川雄大デコレータークラブ メイクスペース、ユーズスペース展覧会  2022.3

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  • 脳科学者・石津智大さんのデータをAI分析!

    Role(s): Appearance

    The DATA ROOM  The DATA ROOM  2022.3

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  • 『美を感じると脳が喜ぶ!』

    Role(s): Informant

    サントリーウェルネス  美感遊創  2021.7

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  • DANA Foundation

    Role(s): Organizing member

    2018.3

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  • OS-XX ~都市未来のオペレーション・システムへの序章~

    Role(s): Panelist, Commentator, Lecturer

    tishizu  2015.10

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Media Coverage

  • 脳はなぜ美を感じるのか TV or radio program

    VOOX  2024.4

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  • なぜ人は美を必要とするのか Internet

    文藝春秋 電子版  中野信子の”脳内拝見”  2024.4

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  • わたしたちは白い肌をなぜ美しいと感じるのか? Newspaper, magazine

    Numero TOKYO 2024年5月号  ブライトニング最新事情2024  2024.4

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  • 中世の恐怖と笑いと官能―― 《長谷雄草紙》に画家・諏訪 敦が挑む Newspaper, magazine

    新潮社  芸術新潮 2024年2月号  2024.2

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  • 脳科学で好感度をつかむ方法 TV or radio program

    日本テレビ  カズレーザーと学ぶ  2024.1

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    NHK  歴史探偵  2023.6

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  • 森山和道の「読書日記」 Newspaper, magazine

    日経サイエンス  2019.12

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  • 「美」感じる脳の部位発見 医療への活用期待 Newspaper, magazine

    日本経済新聞  日本経済新聞  2014.11

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  • 「いま世界は」 TV or radio program

    BS 朝日「いま世界は」  2014.3

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  • 「脳のふしぎ」 美のツボはどこに? Newspaper, magazine

    朝日新聞日曜版 GLOBE  朝日新聞日曜版 GLOBE  2014.3

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  • Beauty and the brain TV or radio program

    The Naked Scientists  The Naked Scientists  2013.2

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  • Beauty lies in the medial orbito cortex of the beholder: Scientists find the part of the brain that controls what we admire Newspaper, magazine

    2011.7

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  • Why Does Beauty Exist? Internet

    2011.7

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  • Brain on beauty shows the same pattern for art and music Internet

    Scientific American  Observations  2011.7

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Academic Activities

  • The Science of Facial Attractiveness (symposium)

    Role(s): Planning, management, etc., Panel moderator, session chair, etc.

    Asia-Pacific Conference of Vision  2019.7

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