Graduate School Department /Course /Field Human Coexistence/Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences/Cognitive Science
Undergraduate School Division of Cognitive and Information Sciences
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Research areas Vision Science, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience
Keywords Visual working memory, Visual attention, object and scene recognition, neural network model, functional brain imaging
Themes Visual short-term memory for feature-integrated dynamic multiple objects.
fMRI study of visual working memory.
Detereminant of search asymmetry using classification image technique.
Neural network models for visual search.
Psychophysical experiments and modeling on scene perception.
Culture and perception (in collaboration with Shinobu Kitayama, David Meyer, and Richard Nisbett).
Models of early noun aquisition (in collaboration with Linda Smith).
Major publications Saiki, J., & Holcombe, A. O. (2012). Blindness to a simultaneous change of all elements in a scene, unless there is a change in summary statistics. Journal of Vision, 12(3)2: 1-11.
Takahama, S., Miyauchi, S., & Saiki, J. (2010). Neural basis for dynamic updating of object representation in visual working memory. NeuroImage, 49, 3394-3403.
DeBrecht, M., & Saiki, J. (2006). Neural network implementation of saliency map. Neural Networks, 19, 1467-1474.
Saiki, J., Koike, T., Takahashi, K., Inoue, T. (2005). Visual search asymmetry with uncertain targets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 1274-1287.
Saiki, J. (2003). Feature binding in object-file representations of multiple moving items. Journal of Vision, 3, 6-21.
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background B.A. from School of Education, The University of Tokyo
M.A. from Graduate school of Education, The University of Tokyo
Ph.D. (Psychology) from Univeristy of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Informatics, Nagoya University
Assosiate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University