Nobuo Masataka

Summary

Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A pattern of common acoustic modification by human mothers to gain attention of a child and by macaques of others in their group
    Hiroki Koda
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Psychol Rep 91:421-2. 2002
  2. pmc The influence of color on snake detection in visual search in human children
    S Hayakawa
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 1:80. 2011
  3. pmc Enhancement of speech-relevant auditory acuity in absolute pitch possessors
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Inuyama, Japan
    Front Psychol 2:101. 2011
  4. pmc Measurement of neuronal activity in a macaque monkey in response to animate images using near-infrared spectroscopy
    Masumi Wakita
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Inuyama, Japan
    Front Behav Neurosci 4:31. 2010
  5. pmc Premenstrual enhancement of snake detection in visual search in healthy women
    N Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 2:307. 2012
  6. pmc The efficacy of musical emotions provoked by Mozart's music for the reconciliation of cognitive dissonance
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 2:694. 2012
  7. pmc Human young children as well as adults demonstrate 'superior' rapid snake detection when typical striking posture is displayed by the snake
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan
    PLoS ONE 5:e15122. 2010
  8. pmc Free-ranging macaque mothers exaggerate tool-using behavior when observed by offspring
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan
    PLoS ONE 4:e4768. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates for numerical processing in the manual mode
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 11:144-52. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Pitch modification when interacting with elders: Japanese women with and without experience with infants
    Nobuo Masataka
    Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    J Child Lang 29:939-51. 2002

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint A pattern of common acoustic modification by human mothers to gain attention of a child and by macaques of others in their group
    Hiroki Koda
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Psychol Rep 91:421-2. 2002
    ..When this phenomenon is compared with an evaluation of similar data for free-ranging macaques, a certain common pattern of human mothers and the macaques may be observed in seeking to gain the attention of another...
  2. pmc The influence of color on snake detection in visual search in human children
    S Hayakawa
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 1:80. 2011
    ..When detecting snakes, human children appear to selectively attend to their color, which would contribute to the detection being more rapidly at the expense of its precision...
  3. pmc Enhancement of speech-relevant auditory acuity in absolute pitch possessors
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Inuyama, Japan
    Front Psychol 2:101. 2011
    ..The results indicate the possibility that possessing AP provides one with extraordinarily enhanced acuity to individual syllables per se as fundamental units of a segmented word in the speech stream...
  4. pmc Measurement of neuronal activity in a macaque monkey in response to animate images using near-infrared spectroscopy
    Masumi Wakita
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Inuyama, Japan
    Front Behav Neurosci 4:31. 2010
    ..The monkey showed positive responsiveness to the stimuli from the affective standpoint, but its attentional response to them was an inhibitory one...
  5. pmc Premenstrual enhancement of snake detection in visual search in healthy women
    N Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 2:307. 2012
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  6. pmc The efficacy of musical emotions provoked by Mozart's music for the reconciliation of cognitive dissonance
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 2:694. 2012
    ..Results of our experiment reveal that the exposure to Mozart's music exerted a strongly positive influence upon the performance of young children and served as basis by which they were enabled to reconcile the cognitive dissonance...
  7. pmc Human young children as well as adults demonstrate 'superior' rapid snake detection when typical striking posture is displayed by the snake
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan
    PLoS ONE 5:e15122. 2010
    ..These findings suggest the possibility that the human perceptual bias for snakes per se could be differentiated according to the difference of the degree to which their presence acts as a fear-relevant stimulus...
  8. pmc Free-ranging macaque mothers exaggerate tool-using behavior when observed by offspring
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan
    PLoS ONE 4:e4768. 2009
    ..We interpret this as evidence for the possibility that they exaggerate their action in tool-using so as to facilitate the learning of the action by their own infants...
  9. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates for numerical processing in the manual mode
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 11:144-52. 2006
    ..The similar neural network of brain regions responsible for numerical processing exists on a nonlinguistical basis and works to retrieve arithmetic facts from presented linguistic material regardless of the mode of the language...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pitch modification when interacting with elders: Japanese women with and without experience with infants
    Nobuo Masataka
    Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    J Child Lang 29:939-51. 2002
    ..Prosodic modifications of speech styles to infants and to elders are both exaggerated consistently through the experience with children...
  11. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates for learning to read Roman numerals
    Nobuo Masataka
    Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Brain Lang 100:276-82. 2007
    ..Implications of these findings are argued with regard to the prevalent neuronal model for the implementation of elementary numerical abilities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Music, evolution and language
    Nobuo Masataka
    Japan Science Technology Agency, Saitama, Japan
    Dev Sci 10:35-9. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Preference for consonance over dissonance by hearing newborns of deaf parents and of hearing parents
    Nobuo Masataka
    Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama, Japan
    Dev Sci 9:46-50. 2006
    ..Infants prefer consonance over dissonance, and the preference is present from birth and is not dependent on any specific prenatal or early postnatal experience...
  14. ncbi request reprint Differences in arithmetic subtraction of nonsymbolic numerosities by deaf and hearing adults
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 11:139-43. 2006
    ..The findings are argued in terms of the characteristics of cognitive capabilities the deaf adults acquired through their development...
  15. pmc Cognitive interference can be mitigated by consonant music and facilitated by dissonant music
    Nobuo Masataka
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Sci Rep 3:2028. 2013
    ..The results of our experiment reveal that exposure to a Mozart minuet mitigates interference, whereas, conversely, when the music is modified to consist of mostly dissonant intervals the interference effect is intensified...
  16. pmc Possible role of mother-daughter vocal interactions on the development of species-specific song in gibbons
    Hiroki Koda
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e71432. 2013
    ..More comparative work, notably longitudinal and experimental, is now needed to clarify maternal roles during song development. ..
  17. doi request reprint Soprano singing in gibbons
    Hiroki Koda
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
    Am J Phys Anthropol 149:347-55. 2012
    ..The varied dynamic movements were adopted in response to unique social and ecological pressures in gibbons, allowing monogamous gibbons to produce pure-tonal melodious songs in the dense tropical forests with poor visibility...
  18. pmc Visual recognition of age class and preference for infantile features: implications for species-specific vs universal cognitive traits in primates
    Anna Sato
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    PLoS ONE 7:e38387. 2012
    ..Our results suggest not only species-specific processing for age class recognition but also the evolutionary origins of the instinctive human perception of baby cuteness schema, proposed by the ethologist Konrad Lorenz...
  19. doi request reprint Male replacement and stability of territorial boundary in a group of agile gibbons (Hylobates agilis agilis) in West Sumatra, Indonesia
    Hiroki Koda
    Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan
    Primates 53:327-32. 2012
    ..The boundary was stable. We also documented the succession of the home range. Our results indicate a flexible social structure in this species and contribute some useful data to an ongoing debate on their social dynamics...
  20. doi request reprint Distinct aging effects for two types of inhibition in older adults: a near-infrared spectroscopy study on the Simon task and the flanker task
    Nobuyuki Kawai
    Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464 8601, Japan
    Neuroreport 23:819-24. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the underlying mechanisms of the inhibition processes for the two tasks are distinct: they rely on different brain regions and have differential vulnerabilities to aging...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effects of eye and face inversion on the early stages of gaze direction perception--an ERP study
    Hirokazu Doi
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan
    Brain Res 1183:83-90. 2007
    ..We suggest that N170 reflects the eye-sensitive cortical response, but also the processing of other facial regions, and that the processing of eye region begins at an early stage of face processing, around 100 ms after stimulus onset...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nature and nurture: Williams syndrome across cultures
    Carol Zitzer-Comfort
    Department of English, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
    Dev Sci 10:755-62. 2007
    ..This is an intriguing illustration of interactions between nature and nurture...