Tomokazu Ushitani

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Tomokazu Ushitani
Chiba University
Faculty of Letters
Job title
Associate professor
Ph. D.(Kyoto University)
Twitter ID

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2007
Associate Professor (Jun Kyoju), Faculty of Letters, Chiba University
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
Associate Professor (Jo Kyoju), Faculty of Letters, Chiba University
Apr 2002
Mar 2005
Research Fellow (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Apr 2000
Mar 2005
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Apr 1996
Mar 2000
Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Published Papers

Ushitani T, Perry CJ, Cheng K, Barron AB
The Journal of experimental biology      Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology   63(1) 65-77   2013
Landmark cues are especially important in spatial cognition, because the processing of landmarks is seen at an early stage of cognitive map formation. Previous studies have indicated that animals are capable of conducting goal searches using multi...
Tsutsumi S, Ushitani T, Tomonaga M, Fujita K
Primates; journal of primatology      Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Tsutsumi, S., Ushitani, T., & Fujita, K.
International Journal of Zoology      Aug 2011   [Refereed]
Ushitani, T., & Jitsumori, M.
Journal of Comparative Psychology   125(3) 317-327   May 2011   [Refereed]
Sekiguchi, K., Ushitani, T., & Jitsumori, M.
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology   61(1) 95-105   2011
Sekiguchi, K., Ushitani, T., & Jitsumori, M.
Behavioural Processes   86(1) 81-87   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
The learning of basic-level categories by pigeons: The prototype effect, attention, and effects of categorization
Jitsumori, M., Ohkita, M., & Ushitani, T.
Learning & Behavior   39(3) 271-287   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
Ushitani, T., Imura, T., & Tomonaga, M.
Vision Research   50(6) 577-584   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
Goto, K., & Ushitani, T.
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology   58(1) 77-85   Jun 2008
Inference based on transitive relation in tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri) and rats (Rattus norvegicus) on spatial discrimination task
Takahashi, M., Ushitani, T., and Fujita, T.
Psychological Record   58 215-227   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
Miyata, H., Ushitani, T., Adachi, I., & Fujita, K. (2006)
Journal of Comparative Psychology   120(4) 358-366   Nov 2006   [Refereed]
Nakamura, N., Fujita, K., Ushitani, T., & Miyata, H. (2006)
Journal of Comparative Psychology   120(3) 252-261   Aug 2006   [Refereed]
A new development in comparative perception: Exploration through studies of visual organization
Tomokazu Ushitani
Vision   18 135-142   Aug 2006   [Invited]
Pigeons do not perceptually complete partly occluded photos of food: An ecological approach to “pigeon problem”
Ushitani, T., & Fujita, K. (2005)
Behavioural Processes   69 67-78   Apr 2005   [Refereed]
Better living by not completing: A wonderful peculiarity of pigeon vision?
Ushitani, T., & Fujita, K.
Behavioural Processes   69 67-78   Apr 2005   [Refereed]
Ushitani, T., Fujita, K., & Sato, A.
Japanese Psychological Research   46(3) 170-181   Sep 2004   [Refereed]
Do pigeons (Columba livia) perceive object unity?
Ushitani, T., Fujita, K., & Yamanaka, R.
Animal Cognition   4 153-161   Jun 2001   [Refereed]

Books etc

Tomokazu Ushitani (Part:Contributor, Chapter 3-4, 5-8, 5-9, 5-11, 7-8)
Gijutsu-Hyoron   May 2015   ISBN:4774172588
Tomokazu Ushitani (Part:Contributor)
Oxford University Press   Mar 2012   ISBN:0195334655