School personnel information




visual illusion, perception, vision, cognition, cognitive psychology




Organization 【 display / non-display

  • 2004.04.01 - , Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Professor

  • 2012.04.01 - , Osaka University

Education 【 display / non-display

The University of Tokyo Faculty of Literature  Graduated B.A. in psychology 1983.03
The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Humanities  Completed M.A. in psychology 1986.03
Stanford University   Completed Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology 1993.09

Employment Record 【 display / non-display

Otaru University of Commerce 1999.04 - 2004.03
Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 2004.04 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • visual perception, vision, cognition, cognitive psychology
    Experimental psychology-related

Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • The Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology

  • Kansai Psychological Association of Japan

  • Japanese Academy of Facial Studies

  • The Japanese Psychonomic Society

  • The Japanese Psychological Association


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • “Glowing gray” does exist: Luminance gradients’ influence on whiteness perception, Yuki Kobayashi, Soyogu Matsushita, Kazunori Morikawa, Perception,vol.47, pp.772-779, 2018.07, Papers

  • Spatial perspective taking mediated by whole-body motor simulation, Hiroyuki Muto, Soyogu Matsushita, Kazunori Morikawa, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,Vol.44, No.3, 337-355, 2018.03, Papers

  • Effects of Lip Color on Perceived Lightness of Human Facial Skin, Yuki Kobayashi, Soyogu Matsushita, Kazunori Morikawa, i-Perception,8巻4号, 2017.07, Papers

  • Geometric illusions in the human face and body, Kazunori MORIKAWA, The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions,pp. 252–257, 2017.05, Papers

  • Eye shape illusions induced by eyebrow positions, Matsushita, S., Morikawa, K., Mitsuzane, S., & Yamanami, H., Perception,44 529-540, 2015.09, Papers

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Special, Temporal development of optical illusions. In J.L. McGaugh (Ed.), Contemporary Psychology: Biological processes and theoretical issues, pp.385-393, Oyama, T. & Morikawa, K, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1985.07

Awards 【 display / non-display

  • 2017JSCM Most Accessed Review Award, Kazunori MORIKAWA, Japan Society of Colour Material, 2018.02