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Visual Cognition and Systems [Shioiri] Laboratory


photo Satoshi Shioiri, Professor
Ichiro Kuriki, Associate Professor
Chia-Huei Tseng, Associate Professor
Sae Kaneko, Assistant Professor
Yasuhiro Hatori, Assistant Professor

Human brain is one of the most adaptable systems in the world. Understanding the brain functions is one of the most important issues for evaluating and designing things around us to improve the quality of life. We investigate the brain through visual functions to apply the knowledge to human engineering and image engineering. Our approaches include psychophysics, brain activity measurements, and computer simulations. Our research field covers visual spatial perception, 3D perception, color vision, visual attention and visual-haptic integration. Modeling the processes of human vision based on the findings of the strategies that the visual system uses, we plan to propose appropriate methods for evaluation of image qualities, efficient way of image presentation and evaluation of visual environments in general. We also investigate dynamic selection process in vision with or without attention to realize prediction system of human perception and action in the future.

Research topics:

  1. Measurements of spatial and temporal characteristics of visual attention.
  2. Modeling control system of eye movements and visual attention
  3. Investigation of early, middle and late vision of 3D perception.
  4. Mechanisms of color information processing in human brain.
Group of Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering,
Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering, Tohoku University
6-6-05, Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
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