Tohoku University. Research Profiles


Vision Sciences and Human Interfaces



We study human vision and use the knowledge of the vision system for image sciences. Our research focuses on vision sciences from early to high level processes. Target processes include early passive visual processes such as motion, depth and color perception, and high level processes such as attention, interaction between vision and haptic perception and implicit effect of the perception. Our approach includes visual psychophysics, brain activity measurements, and computer modeling.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

We apply the knowledge obtained from the basic research to propose methods to evaluation of displays, image contents, visual environments, and so on.


Research Institute of Electrical Communication

SHIOIRI Satoshi , Professor
Doctor of Engineering


Related Information

depth information in 3D images
Control of subjective depth on 3-D displays by a quantified monocular depth cue. Journal of the SID 19/1, pp. 1-8, (2011). Takahashi S, Ishikawa T, Hyodo Y, Ohashi I, Shimpuku Y, Matsubara K, Matsumiya K, Shioiri S

estimation of visual ability
A new method for assessing motion-in-depth perception in strabismic patients.[British Journal of Ophthalmology,92,(2008),47-50] Yuji Watanabe,Takeshi Kezuka, Kayoko Harasawa, MasahikoUsui, Satoshi Shioiri and Hirohisa Yaguchi

Measuring attention
Measuring attention using flash-lag effect. Journal of Vision, Vol. 10 (19) 10, pp.1-13 Shioiri, S., Yamamoto, K., Oshida, H., Matsubara, K., and Yaguchi, H.