Tomohiro Ishizu

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Tomohiro Ishizu
University College London
Faculty of Life Sciences
Job title
Senior research associate
Other affiliation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2018
Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Life Sciences, University College London
Dec 2016
Feb 2018
JSPS abroad research fellow, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Dec 2016
Feb 2018
Guest professor, Faculty of psychology, University of Vienna

Published Papers

Lauring JO, Pelowski M, Specker E, Ishizu T, Haugbøl S, Hollunder B, Leder H, Stender J, Kupers R
Brain and cognition   136 103597   Sep 2019   [Refereed]
Lauring JO, Ishizu T, Kutlikova HH, Dörflinger F, Haugbøl S, Leder H, Kupers R, Pelowski M
Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews   100 129-165   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Spee B, Ishizu T, Leder H, Mikuni J, Kawabata H, Pelowski M
Progress in brain research   237 343-372   2018   [Refereed]


心理学ワールド   (81) 17‐20   Apr 2018
細胞工学   34(7) 664-668   Jun 2015
Vision   27(1) 7-9   Jan 2015

Books etc

Bacon and the mind
Tomohiro Ishizu (Part:Joint Work, The visual shock of Francis Bacon)
Thames & Hudson   Sep 2019   ISBN:9780500970973
The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Aesthetics
Tomohiro Ishizu (Part:Contributor, Functional Neuroimaging in Empirical Aesthetics and Neuroaesthetics)
Oxford University Press   Aug 2019   
Projecting Pentagonism: the aesthetic of Gerard Caris
Tomohiro Ishizu (Part:Joint Work, The art of Gerard Caris and functions of the brain)
Sidney Cooper Gallery   Dec 2018   
Bildwelten des Wissens Kunsthistorisches Jahrbuch für Bildkritik, Bild - Ton - Rhythmus
Tomohiro Ishizu (Part:Contributor)
De Gruyter   2014   
Handbook on Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications
Tomohiro Ishizu (Part:Contributor, Gender Difference Modulation in a Body-Selective Region in the Brain)
Nova publishers   Feb 2013   

Conference Activities & Talks

The Science of Facial Attractiveness (symposium)
Tomohiro Ishizu
Asia-Pacific Conference of VIsion   24 Jul 2019   
Beauty, valence, pleasure [Invited]
Tomohiro Ishizu
Goldsmiths University MSc PANC lecture   Mar 2019   
Beauty derived from sorrow
Tomohiro Ishizu
Sep 2018   
Biological Beauty in the Brain [Invited]
Tomohiro Ishizu
Re-shaping bodies at Queen Mary University   Sep 2018   
Beyond Mere Beauty [Invited]
Tomohiro Ishizu
MPIEA Visual Neuroaesthetics Symposium at Max Planck Institute Frankfurt   Apr 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Social influences on aesthetic judgments and their neural basis
Leverhulme Trust: Research Project Grant
Project Year: Mar 2018 - Feb 2021    Investigator(s): Semir Zeki, Tomohiro Ishizu (co-PI)

Social Contribution

DANA Foundation
[Others]  1 Mar 2018
OS-XX ~都市未来のオペレーション・システムへの序章~
[Panelist, Commentator, Lecturer]  tishizu  Oct 2015