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Kitaoka, A. and Anstis, S. (2015). Second-order footsteps illusions. i-Perception, 6(6), 1–4. PDF new!

Kitaoka, A. (2015). Slope illusion (Magnetic Hills) in Radan. in ART AND ITS ROLE IN THE HISTORY: BETWEEN DURABILITY AND TRANSIENT -ISMS: Dedicated to the Memory of prof. Miodrag Jovanović, Ph.D (1932–2013) (ISBN 978-86-6349-034-5), pp. 751-760. PDF(whole), PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2014). Left bias of gaze perception in a cartoon face. Psihologija, 47(3), 315-318. PDF --- Color images

Hecht, H., Boyarskaya, E., Kitaoka, A. (2014). The Mona Lisa effect: Testing the limits of perceptual robustness vis-à-vis slanted images. Psihologija, 47(3), 287-301. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2014). Color-dependent motion illusions in stationary images and their phenomenal dimorphism. Perception, 43(9), 914-925. PDF

Bååth, R., Seno, T., and Kitaoka, A. (2014). Cats and Illusory Motion. Psychology, 5, 1131-1134. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2014). Visual illusion in ARTPOP and pop art. Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science, 32(2), 232-234. PDF, PDF (scanned copy)

Seno, T., Kitaoka, A., and Palmisano, S. (2013). Vection induced by illusory motion in a stationary image. Perception, 42, 1001-1005. PDF

Kanazawa, S., Kitaoka, A., and Yamaguchi, M. K. (2013). Infants see illusory motion in static figures. Perception, 42, 828-834. PDF

Stevanov, J., Spehar, B., Ashida, H., and Kitaoka, A. (2012). Anomalous Motion Illusion Contributes to Visual Preference. Frontiers in Perception Science, 3, Article 528, 1-11. PDF

Takemura, H., Ashida, H., Amano, K., Kitaoka, A., and Murakami, I. (2012) Neural correlates of induced motion perception in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(41), 14344-14354. PDF

Araragi, Y., Aotani, T., and Kitaoka, A. (2012). Evidence for a size underestimation of upright faces. Perception, 41, 840-853. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2012). The Fraser-Wilcox illusion group: Its phenomena and models. IEICE Technical Report, 112(68), NC2012-24, 57-60 (in Japanese with English abstract). PDF --- PDF (color manuscript)

Kitaoka, A. (2012). A review of face illusions. BRAIN and NERVE, 64(7), 779-791 (in Japanese with English abstract). PDF --- Info

Ashida, H., Kuriki, I., Murakami, I., Hisakata, R. and Kitaoka, A. (2012). Direction-specific fMRI adaptation reveals the visual cortical network underlying the "Rotating Snakes" illusion. NeuroImage, 61, 1143–1152. PDF

Stevanov, J., Marković, S., and Kitaoka, A. (2012). Aesthetic valence of visual illusions. i-Perception, 3(2), 112–140. PDF

Ueda, S., Kitaoka, A., and Suga, T. (2011). Wobbling appearance of a face induced by doubled parts. Perception, 40, 751-756. PDF

Araragi, Y. and Kitaoka, A. (2011) Increment of the extinction illusion by long stimulation. Perception 40, 604-620. PDF

Watanabe, E., Matsunaga, W., and Kitaoka, A. (2010) Motion signals deflect relative positions of moving objects. Vision Research, 50, 2381-2390. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2010) A brief classification of colour illusions. Colour: Design & Creativity, 5 (3), 1-9. PDF ---

Fermüller, C., Ji, H., and Kitaoka, A. (2010) Illusory motion due to causal time filtering. Vision Research, 50, 315–329. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2009) A brief classification of colour illusions. Proceedings of the 11th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC) 2009 (CD-ROM). PDF --- MS-Word manuscript

Kuriki, I., Ashida, H., Murakami, I., and Kitaoka, A. (2008) Functional brain imaging of the Rotating Snakes illusion by fMRI. Journal of Vision, 8(10):16, 1-10. PDF

Noguchi, K., Kitaoka, A., and Takashima, M. (2008) Gestalt-oriented perceptual research in Japan: Past and present. Gestalt Theory, 30, 11-28. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2008) Cognitive psychology of visual illusion. Japanese Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 5, 177-185 (in Japanese with English abstract). PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2007) Psychological approaches to art. Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science,26, 97-102 (in Japanese with English abstract). PDF

Kitaoka, A. and Ashida, H. (2007) A variant of the anomalous motion illusion based upon contrast and visual latency. Perception, 36, 1019-1035. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2007) Tilt illusions after Oyama (1960): A review. Japanese Psychological Research, 49, 7-19. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2006) The effect of color on the optimized Fraser-Wilcox illusion. Paper presented for the 9th L'ORÉAL Art and Science of Color Prize, Tokyo (pp.1-16) (Gold prize was given). MS-Word manuscript (75MB)

Kitaoka, A., Gyoba, J., and Sakurai, K. (2006) Chapter 13 The visual phantom illusion: a perceptual product of surface completion depending on brightness and contrast. Progress in Brain Research, 154 (Visual Perception Part 1), 247-262. PDF (50MB) --- PDF (50MB)

Kitaoka, A. (2006) Anomalous motion illusion and stereopsis. Journal of Three Dimensional Images (Japan), 20, 9-14. PDF --- PDF(2) --- PDF (manuscript but the same as the printed one)

Kitaoka, A. (2006) Configurational coincidence among six phenomena: A comment on van Lier and Csathó (2006). Perception, 35, 799-806. PDF animations

Murakami, I., Kitaoka, A. and Ashida, H. (2006) A positive correlation between fixation instability and the strength of illusory motion in a static display. Vision Research, 46, 2421-2431. PDF

Kitaoka, A, Kuriki, I. and Ashida, H. (2006) The center-of-gravity model of chromostereopsis. Ritsumeikan Journal of Human Sciences, 11, 59-64. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2005) A new explanation of perceptual transparency connecting the X-junction contrast-polarity model with the luminance-based arithmetic model. Japanese Psychological Research, 47, 175-187. PDF

Conway, R. B., Kitaoka, A., Yazdanbakhsh, A., Pack, C. C., and Livingstone, M. S. (2005) Neural basis for a powerful static motion illusion. Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 5651-5656. PDF

Ashida, H., Sakurai, K. and Kitaoka, A. (2005) A new variant of the Ouchi illusion reveals Fourier-component-based processing. Perception, 34, 381-390. PDF

Kitaoka, A. (2005) Reality of geometrical illusion. Journal of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 10(1), 8-12. PDF (scanned copy)

Kitaoka, A., Ashida, H., and Murakami, I. (2005) Does the peripheral drift illusion generate illusory motion in depth? Journal of Three Dimensional Images (Japan), 19, 6-8. PDF (scanned copy) (poor quality) --- MS-DOS (manuscript, the same as the paper) (high quality) --- PDF (manuscript, the same as the paper) (lower quality)

Kitaoka, A., Pinna, B., and Brelstaff, G. (2004). Contrast polarities determine the direction of Café Wall tilts. Perception, 33, 11-20. PDF.

Kitaoka, A. (2003) The frame of reference in anomalous motion illusions and ergonomics of human fallacy. Ritsumeikan Journal of Human Sciences, 6, 77-80. PDF

Kitaoka, A. and Ashida, H. (2003) Phenomenal characteristics of the peripheral drift illusion. VISION, 15, 261-262. PDF

Kitaoka, A., Gyoba, J., Kawabata, H., and Sakurai, K. (2001). Perceptual continuation and depth in visual phantoms can be explained by perceptual transparency. Perception, 30, 959-968. PDF

Kitaoka, A., Gyoba, J., Kawabata, H., and Sakurai, K. (2001). Two competing mechanisms underlying neon color spreading, visual phantoms and grating induction. Vision Research, 41, 2347-2354. PDF

Kitaoka, A., Pinna, B., and Brelstaff, G. (2001). New variations of spiral illusions. Perception, 30, 637-646. PDF

Kitaoka, A., Gyoba, J., Sakurai, K., and Kawabata, H. (2001). Similarity between Petter's effect and visual phantoms. Perception, 30, 519-522. PDF

Kitaoka, A. and Ishihara, M. (2000). Three elemental illusions determine the Zöllner illusion. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 569-575. PDF --- PDF (scanned copy) --- MS-Word (17MB)

Kitaoka, A., Gyoba, J., and Kawabata, H. (1999). Photopic visual phantom illusion: Its common and unique characteristics as a completion effect. Perception, 28, 825-834. PDF --- MS-Word (2.3MB)

Kitaoka, A. (1998). Apparent contraction of edge angles. Perception, 27, 1209-1219. PDF (scanned copy) (400KB) --- MS-Word (20MB)

Scientific American Mind, Special Issue: 169 Best Illusions (2010). new!

Scientific American Reports Special Edition on Perception (2008).

Ramachandran, V. S. and Rogers-Ramachandran, D. (2007) A Moving Experience: How the eyes can see movement where it does not exist. Scientific American Mind, February/March, 14-16. PDF

Gregory R, 2006 "Reviews, Gregory on Kitaoka: Trick eyes: Magical illusions that will activate the brain, and Trick eyes graphics" Perception 35 999 PDF

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