Takeo Watanabe

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Velocity decomposition and surface decomposition--reciprocal interactions between motion and form processing
    T Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 37:2879-89. 1997
  2. pmc Task-dependent influences of attention on the activation of human primary visual cortex
    T Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:11489-92. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptual learning without perception
    T Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nature 413:844-8. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Greater plasticity in lower-level than higher-level visual motion processing in a passive perceptual learning task
    Takeo Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nat Neurosci 5:1003-9. 2002
  5. doi request reprint Spatial shifts of audio-visual interactions by perceptual learning are specific to the trained orientation and eye
    Melissa A Batson
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Seeing Perceiving 24:579-94. 2011
  6. pmc Seeing what is not there shows the costs of perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:9080-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Greater disruption due to failure of inhibitory control on an ambiguous distractor
    Yoshiaki Tsushima
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Science 314:1786-8. 2006
  8. pmc Resetting capacity limitations revealed by long-lasting elimination of attentional blink through training
    Hoon Choi
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:12242-7. 2012
  9. pmc Perceptual learning, aging, and improved visual performance in early stages of visual processing
    George J Andersen
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Vis 10:4. 2010
  10. pmc Multisensory perceptual learning reshapes both fast and slow mechanisms of crossmodal processing
    Anton L Beer
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 11:1-12. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Systematic Psychophysical Investigation of Visual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. The Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Effects of Rewards on Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. The Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. The Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Velocity decomposition and surface decomposition--reciprocal interactions between motion and form processing
    T Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 37:2879-89. 1997
    ..A possibility is that the reciprocal interaction is iterative so that the representations for velocity and surface decomposition are gradually formed...
  2. pmc Task-dependent influences of attention on the activation of human primary visual cortex
    T Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:11489-92. 1998
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptual learning without perception
    T Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nature 413:844-8. 2001
    ..These results suggest that a frequently presented feature sensitizes the visual system merely owing to its frequency, not its relevance or salience...
  4. ncbi request reprint Greater plasticity in lower-level than higher-level visual motion processing in a passive perceptual learning task
    Takeo Watanabe
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nat Neurosci 5:1003-9. 2002
    ..These results indicate that when attentional influence is limited, lower-level motion processing is more receptive to long-term modification than higher-level motion processing in the visual cortex...
  5. doi request reprint Spatial shifts of audio-visual interactions by perceptual learning are specific to the trained orientation and eye
    Melissa A Batson
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Seeing Perceiving 24:579-94. 2011
    ..Our findings provide further support for recent anatomical and physiological findings that suggest relatively early interactions in cross-modal processing...
  6. pmc Seeing what is not there shows the costs of perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:9080-5. 2005
    ..These results show that there are costs as well as benefits to perceptual learning and that performance enhancements for a specific feature also can be accompanied by misperceptions of the visual environment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Greater disruption due to failure of inhibitory control on an ambiguous distractor
    Yoshiaki Tsushima
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Science 314:1786-8. 2006
    ..These results suggest that subthreshold irrelevant signals are not subject to effective inhibitory control...
  8. pmc Resetting capacity limitations revealed by long-lasting elimination of attentional blink through training
    Hoon Choi
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:12242-7. 2012
    ..Contrary to prior wisdom, we conclude that capacity limitations can be overcome by short-term training...
  9. pmc Perceptual learning, aging, and improved visual performance in early stages of visual processing
    George J Andersen
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Vis 10:4. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Multisensory perceptual learning reshapes both fast and slow mechanisms of crossmodal processing
    Anton L Beer
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 11:1-12. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that crossmodal facilitation and inhibition reflect separate mechanisms that can both be reshaped by multisensory experience even in adult humans. Multisensory links seem to be more plastic than previously thought...
  11. pmc Perceptual learning of motion leads to faster flicker perception
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 1:e28. 2006
    ..Combined, these results show that CFFT relates to a specialized sensory process and bring into question that CFFT is a measure of high-level, or general, processes...
  12. pmc Interference and feature specificity in visual perceptual learning
    Yuko Yotsumoto
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, United States
    Vision Res 49:2611-23. 2009
    ..The presentation of target elements seemed to have reversed effect; learning occurred in two-parts training but not with roving. These results suggest that interference in TDT is feature specific while disruption by roving is not...
  13. pmc Specificity of auditory-guided visual perceptual learning suggests crossmodal plasticity in early visual cortex
    Anton L Beer
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Exp Brain Res 198:353-61. 2009
    ..The specificity and automatic nature of these learning effects suggest that sounds automatically guide visual plasticity at a relatively early level of processing...
  14. pmc The phenomenon of task-irrelevant perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA
    Vision Res 49:2604-10. 2009
    ..Where attentional learning is best to enhance (or suppress) processing of stimuli of known task relevance, TIPL serves to enhance perception of stimuli that are originally inadequately processed by the brain...
  15. ncbi request reprint Two cases requiring external reinforcement in perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vis 6:966-73. 2006
    ..We conclude that while internal reinforcement is an important learning signal, the presence of easy exemplars is not sufficient to generate reinforcement signals...
  16. pmc When attention interrupts learning: inhibitory effects of attention on TIPL
    Hoon Choi
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215
    Vision Res 49:2586-90. 2009
    ..We found no performance improvements for the direction on the attended side. These results suggest that while attention facilitates task-relevant learning, it can suppress TIPL...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of spatial distance to the task stimulus on task-irrelevant perceptual learning of static Gabors
    Shigeaki Nishina
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Vis 7:2.1-10. 2007
    ..These findings give further insights into the mechanism of perceptual learning...
  18. pmc Preference suppression caused by misattribution of task-irrelevant subliminal motion
    Kazuhisa Shibata
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3443-8. 2012
    ..Furthermore, misattribution effects that originate in a visuomotor interaction stage also affect subjective preference ratings, suggesting that the misattribution exerts an influence on global brain processing...
  19. pmc 3D surface perception from motion involves a temporal-parietal network
    Anton L Beer
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 30:703-13. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that area MT is involved in the analysis of optic flow patterns such as speed gradients and that the STS in humans plays a greater role in the analysis of 3D SFM than previously thought...
  20. ncbi request reprint Separate processing of different global-motion structures in visual cortex is revealed by FMRI
    Shinichi Koyama
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Curr Biol 15:2027-32. 2005
    ..These results suggest that in the human brain, V3A is an area that differentially responds according to the type of global motion...
  21. pmc Roles of attention in perceptual learning from perspectives of psychophysics and animal learning
    Yoshiaki Tsushima
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Learn Behav 37:126-32. 2009
    ..We hope that this article will provide new insight into the role of attention in perceptual learning to the benefit of both sensory psychophysicists/physiologists and animal learning psychologists...
  22. pmc Perceptual learning solely induced by feedback
    Hoon Choi
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 61:77-82. 2012
    ..These results suggest that feedback not only facilitates PL that is evoked by bottom-up information, but that it can directly induce PL, where such feedback-based PL occurs independently of exposure-based PL...
  23. ncbi request reprint Task-dependent changes of the psychophysical motion-tuning functions in the course of perceptual learning
    Shinichi Koyama
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Perception 33:1139-47. 2004
    ..These results can be explained by lateral inhibition. Task demands may differentially modulate excitatory and inhibitory signals to directions in the vicinity of the trained directions...
  24. ncbi request reprint A unified model for perceptual learning
    Aaron Seitz
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:329-34. 2005
    ..Our model provides insights into how neural modulators, attentional and reinforcement learning systems are related...
  25. pmc Enhanced spontaneous oscillations in the supplementary motor area are associated with sleep-dependent offline learning of finger-tapping motor-sequence task
    Masako Tamaki
    Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 100 Taiwan, and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    J Neurosci 33:13894-902. 2013
    ..The consolidation may arise along with possible reorganization of a larger-scale cortical network that involves the SMA and cortical regions outside the motor regions, including prefrontal and parietal regions. ..
  26. pmc Response feedback triggers long-term consolidation of perceptual learning independently of performance gains
    Jonathan Dobres
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vis 12:9. 2012
    ..Furthermore, this stabilizing effect operates independently of the magnitude of performance gains during training and suggests a useful behavioral marker for the study of consolidation processes...
  27. pmc Task attention facilitates learning of task-irrelevant stimuli
    Tsung Ren Huang
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e35946. 2012
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that task-irrelevant stimuli are not subject to the attentional control mechanisms that task-relevant stimuli abide...
  28. ncbi request reprint Visual experience can substantially alter critical flicker fusion thresholds
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:55-60. 2005
    ..The results show that the perceptual experience of subjects can dramatically alter the CFF thresholds and should be an important consideration in the control of studies employing the CFF as a measure...
  29. pmc Rewards evoke learning of unconsciously processed visual stimuli in adult humans
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuron 61:700-7. 2009
    ..Results show that visual learning can be formed in human adults through stimulus-reward pairing in the absence of a task and without awareness of the stimulus presentation or reward contingencies...
  30. pmc Unattended exposure to components of speech sounds yields same benefits as explicit auditory training
    Aaron R Seitz
    Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science and Technology, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cognition 115:435-43. 2010
    ..These results suggest that in adults learning of speech parts can occur at least partially through implicit mechanisms...
  31. ncbi request reprint Depth propagation across an illusory surface
    Shigeaki Nishina
    ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Seika, Soraku, Kyoto 6190288, Japan
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 24:905-10. 2007
    ..These results support the existence of locally represented depth information and an interpolation process based on mutual interaction of this information...
  32. pmc Accounting for speed-accuracy tradeoff in perceptual learning
    Charles C Liu
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 61:107-14. 2012
    ..Instead, our results suggest that SAT can be accounted for by a modeling approach, and that drift rates offer a promising index of PL...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perceptual learning, aging, and improved visual performance in early stages of visual processing
    George J Andersen
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Vis 10:4. 2010
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Asymmetry between horizontal and vertical illusory lines in determining the depth of their embedded surface
    Arash Yazdanbakhsh
    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 44:2621-7. 2004
    ..Therefore, in the disparity integration, vertical illusory sides play a dominant role and their depth information influences the embedded subjective surface as well as the horizontal illusory sides...
  35. pmc Defining a link between perceptual learning and attention
    Yuko Yotsumoto
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 6:e221. 2008
  36. pmc Perceptual learning and aging: improved performance for low-contrast motion discrimination
    Jeffrey D Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside, CA, USA
    Front Psychol 4:66. 2013
    ..These results suggest that perceptual learning techniques are effective for improving motion discrimination performance, especially for conditions that are difficult for older individuals...
  37. pmc Monocular deprivation boosts long-term visual plasticity
    Kazuhisa Shibata
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 64 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA ATR Brain Communication Research Laboratory Group, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto 619 0288, Japan
    Curr Biol 22:R291-2. 2012
    ..Thus, the present results challenge the long-standing view that MD has no long-term influence on the visual function of normal adults...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychophysics: Is subliminal learning really passive?
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Nature 422:36. 2003
  39. ncbi request reprint Differential effect of attention to translation and expansion on motion aftereffects (MAE)
    I Mukai
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 41:1107-17. 2001
    ..1998a), but also supports the thesis that attention to translation or expansion enhances the activation of the mechanism for the attended motion, rather than simply increasing arousal as a result of a heavier task load...
  40. ncbi request reprint Measuring the depth induced by an opposite-luminance (but not anticorrelated) stereogram
    Piers D L Howe
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Perception 32:415-21. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging of direction-selective mechanisms for second-order motion
    Shin ya Nishida
    NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243 0198, Japan
    J Neurophysiol 90:3242-54. 2003
    ..In addition, we found no obvious anatomical segregation in the neural substrates for 1st- and 2nd-order motion processing that can be resolved using standard fMRI...
  42. ncbi request reprint Requirement for high-level processing in subliminal learning
    Aaron Seitz
    Curr Biol 15:R753-5. 2005
  43. pmc Task-specific disruption of perceptual learning
    Aaron R Seitz
    Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto 619 0288, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:14895-900. 2005
    ..This research shows that visual learning is susceptible to disruption and elucidates the processes by which the brain can consolidate learning and thus protect what is learned from being overwritten...
  44. pmc The primary visual cortex fills in color
    Yuka Sasaki
    NMR Center, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:18251-6. 2004
    ..Activity for filling-in was observed only in V1, whereas activity for illusory contours was observed in multiple visual areas. These results indicate that surface representation is produced by multiple rather than single processing...
  45. pmc Task-irrelevant learning occurs only when the irrelevant feature is weak
    Yoshiaki Tsushima
    Curr Biol 18:R516-7. 2008
    ..These results provide a parsimonious explanation of why task-irrelevant learning is found in some studies but not others, and could give an important clue to resolving a long-standing controversy...
  46. pmc Different dynamics of performance and brain activation in the time course of perceptual learning
    Yuko Yotsumoto
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Neuron 57:827-33. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that there are distinct temporal phases in the time course of perceptual learning, related to differential dynamics of BOLD activity in visual cortex...

Research Grants10

  1. Systematic Psychophysical Investigation of Visual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  2. The Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  3. Effects of Rewards on Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Moreover, the research results may help reveal sources of, and treatments for, learning deficits. ..
  4. The Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Successful clarification of these gating mechanisms for learning will greatly contribute to our understanding of how the stability-plasticity dilemma is solved in low-level visual stages. ..
  5. The Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning
    Takeo Watanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....