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Senior Distinguished Researchers Takahiro Kawabe
  • Senior Distinguished Researcher

    Takahiro Kawabe

  • NTT Communication Science Laboratories

    Investigating innovative information presentation methods based on perceptual illusion

    We feel like we are perceiving the world around us correctly, but actually that's not true. According to past studies in the field of psychology, humans are under the illusion of the way the world is in various aspects. Although the word "illusion" generally has a bad image, I believe that by scientifically understanding the properties of illusions, it will be possible to present interesting and novel information using illusions. In this research, we focus on visual, tactile, and auditory illusions, and develop a method of information presentation that makes use of these characteristics.


    • The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2018)
    • IEEE VR2019 Best Demo Award
    • Innovative Technologies by Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industory

    Academic Activities

    • Members of Science Council of Japan
    • Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science, Senior editor
    • Journal of Illusion, Senior editor



    • Kawabe, T., Ujitoko, Y., Yokosaka, T., & Kuroki, S. (Accepted). Sense of resistance for a cursor moved by user’s keystrokes. Frontiers in Psychology: Human-media interaction.
    • Okubo, L., Yokosawa, K., Sawayama, M., & Kawabe, T. (2021). Discounting mechanism underlies extinction illusion. Consciousness and Cognition, 90, 103100.
    • Kawabe, T. (2021). Perceptual Properties of the Poisson Effect. Front. Psychol. 11:612368.
    • Kawabe, T. (2020). Mid-air action contributes to Pseudo-haptic stiffness effects. IEEE Trans Haptics. 2020 Jan-Mar;13(1):18-24.
    • Kawabe, T. & Sawayama, M. (2020). A Computational Mechanism for Seeing Dynamic Deformatio eNeuro. 2020 Apr 24;7(2). pii: ENEURO.0278-19.2020.
    • Kawabe, T. (2019). Visual assessment of causality in the Poisson effect. Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 18;9(1):14993.



    • Illusion, Perception, Information presentation techniques, Human, Psychology

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