KASAI Tetsuko

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KASAI Tetsuko
Hokkaido University
Research Faculty of Education
Job title
Associate Professor
Other affiliation
Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences Research and EducationCenter for Brain Science


I explore basic mechanisms of perception as interaction processes of internal and external worlds in the brain.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Associate professor, Faculty of education
May 2003
Assistant professor, Graduate school of education

Published Papers

Attention properties in autism-spectrum disorders.
Kasai, T.
Clinical Neuroscience   35 1001-1004   Jun 2017   [Invited]
Makinae, S., & Kasai, T.
Japanese Journal of Psychology   88(5) 452-459   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Uno, T., Okumura, Y., Kasai, T.
Neuroscience Letters   22 77-81   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Okumura, Y., Kasai, T., & Murohashi, H.
Japanese Journal of Physiological Psychology and Psychophysiology   33(1) 5-17   Aug 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Takeya, R. & Kasai, T.
Journal of Vision   15(13) 16   Sep 2015   [Refereed]


Selective attention
Kasai,T., & Kawahara, J.
33(1) 1-3   Aug 2016   [Invited]
Embodied Cognition and Sex Differences in a Mental Rotation Task
Makinae, S., Yamazaki, K., Kasai, T.
IEICE technical report   114(517) 81-84   Mar 2015
Mental rotation of visual images may involve embodied cognition. This has been suggested by the fact that adding a head to aligned cubes increases behavioral performance in mental rotation tasks, reflecting that the cubes are regarded as human bod...
Effects of Schematic Face on Attention-spreading
Ding, X., Kasai, T., Takeya, R., Yamada, Y., & Yang, F.
IEICE Techincal Report   112(455) 161-166   Mar 2013
Attention-spreading refers to the phenomenon that when observers try to restrict attention to a particular part of a display, other parts that belong to the same object are obligatorily facilitated. Previous studies have examined effects of percep...
Takeya R., & Kasai, T.
Technical report of IEICE. HIP   111(283) 83-88   Nov 2011
Object-based selection may be completed by a mechanism that attention is guided over an object or a group, generated by Gestalt factors. The present study examined effects of combined grouping factors on attention-guidance processes, reflected by ...
Kasai T.
Technical report of IEICE. HIP   107(117) 7-12   Jun 2007
Attention selects "objects" as the most fundamental unit, which may be achieved through a process where attention automatically spreads within the whole region of an object. The present study examined effects of connectedness (connected/unconnecte...

Conference Activities & Talks

Effects of embodied cues on mental-rotation performance in children
Makinae, S., Kasai, T.
59th Annual Meeting of Psychonomic Society   Nov 2018   
Embodied cues have been found to facilitate “body analogy” and improve mental rotation
performance in adults. The present study examined whether embodied cues are also useful for children. Eighty-nine elementary school children (1-3 grades) partic...
Early perceptual representations of visual words are manifested differently by task demands: Evidence from ERP measures of spatial attention
Okumura, Y., Kasai, T., Takeya, R., Murohashi, H.
The 19th World Congress of Psychophysiology   4 Sep 2018   
Although attention has been indicated to play important role in reading words, not much is known about how attention selects them. In our previous study (Okumura et al., SPR 2016) , spatial attention towards the left end of Japanese H...
Kasai, T., Makinae, S., Kitajo, K., Fuji, A.
The 16th Convention of Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology   1 Sep 2018   
Makinae, S., Kasai, T. Kitajo, K.
The annual convention for the Japanese Society of Cognitive Psychology   1 Sep 2018   
The left lateralization of print-specific negativity depends on visual attention in competitive stimuli
Uno, T., Katakura, T., Kasai, T.
10th Annual Meeting of Society for the Neurobiology of Language   16 Aug 2018   
INTRODUCTION: Fluent reading requires to implicitly decode the phonological information from logographic scripts. Previous studies using event-related potentials (ERPs) showed that such implicit grapheme-to-phoneme conversion was reflected by the ...

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: Apr 2004 - Mar 2007    Investigator(s): Harumitsu MUROHASHI
This research was performed to analyze cognitive and learning processes and develop the support methods of learning for children with mildly developmental disabilities. Analysis of the processes and some development of the methods were performed a...
Processes of perception and attention in three-dimensional space
Project Year: 1998   
ERP study of visual selective attention
Project Year: 2002