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Depth inversion with a 3D structure influences brightness perception

Tetsuya Arai, Tomohiro Masuda, Yuka Igarashi, Keiko Omori, Yasunori Aizawa & Naoe Masuda
Whether or not depth perception influences brightness and/or lightness perception has been repeatedly discussed, and some studies have emphasized its importance. In addition, a small number of studies have empirically tested and shown the effect of depth inversion, such as seen in the Mach card illusion, on perceived lightness, and they interpreted such results in terms of lightness constancy. However, how perceived brightness changes contingent on depth inversion remains unexplained. Therefore, this study used the...

Data from: Seasonal contrasts in individual consistency of oriental honey buzzards’ migration

Shoko Sugasawa & Hiroyoshi Higuchi
Individual consistency in migration can shine light on the mechanisms of migration. Most studies reported that birds are more consistent in the timing than in the routes or stopover sites during migration, but some specialist species showed the opposite patterns, being more consistent in spatial than temporal aspects of migration. One possible explanation for this contrast is that specialists rely on particular food or habitat resources, which restrict the migratory routes they can take, leading...

Data from: Noninvasive technique to evaluate the muscle fiber characteristics using q-space imaging

Junichi Hata, Daisuke Nakashima, Osahiko Tsuji, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Kaori Yasutake, Yasushi Sera, Yuji Komaki, Keigo Hikishima, Takeo Nagura, Morio Matsumoto, Hideyuki Okano & Masaya Nakamura
Background: Skeletal muscles include fast and slow muscle fibers. The tibialis anterior muscle (TA) is mainly composed of fast muscle fibers, whereas the soleus muscle (SOL) is mainly composed of slow muscle fibers. However, a noninvasive approach for appropriately investigating the characteristics of muscles is not available. Monitoring of skeletal muscle characteristics can help in the evaluation of the effects of strength training and diseases on skeletal muscles. Purpose: The present study aimed to determine...

Data from: Convergent evolution of body color between sympatric freshwater fishes via different visual sensory evolution

Javier Montenegro, Koji Mochida, Kumi Matsui, Daniel F. Mokodongan, Bayu K. A. Sumarto, Sjamsu A. Lawelle, Andy B. Nofrianto, Renny K. Hadiaty, Kawilarang W. A. Masengi, Lengxob Yong, Nobuyuki Inomata, Takahiro Irie, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Yohey Terai, Jun Kitano & Kazunori Yamahira
Although there are many examples of color evolution potentially driven by sensory drive, only few studies have examined whether distinct species inhabiting the same environments evolve similar body colors via shared sensory mechanisms. In this study, we tested whether two sympatric freshwater fish taxa, halfbeaks of the genus Nomorhamphus and ricefishes of the genus Oryzias in Sulawesi Island, converge in both body color and visual sensitivity. After reconstructing the phylogeny separately for Nomorhamphus and Oryzias...

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  • 2019

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  • Keio University
  • Fukuoka Women's University
  • Azabu University
  • Sam Ratulangi University
  • Osaka Medical College
  • Kanagawa University
  • University of St Andrews
  • National Institute of Genetics
  • University of the Ryukyus
  • Indonesian Institute of Sciences