Prof. Wataru Teramoto





 1976.01 Born in Omagari, Akita, Japan




 1999.03 Bachelor, Department of Psychology, Kobe University, Japan
 2001.03 Master, Department of Psychology, Kobe University, Japan
 2004.09 Ph.D, Department of Psychology, Kobe University, Japan

Professional position

 2002.06–2003.03 NEDO Graduate student research fellow
 2004.10–2005.03 Postdoc researcher, Department of Psychology, Kobe University
 2005.04–2008.03 JSPS Postdoc research fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
 2006.04–2007.09 Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Bülthoff Lab.), Tübingen, Germany
 2008.04–2011.03 Postdoc Researcher, Department of Psychology and Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan
 2011.04–2012.06 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
 2012.07–2015.03 Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
 2015.04–2017.12 Associate Professor, Division of Psychology, Graduate School of Social and Cultual Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan.
 2018.1-      Professor, Division of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kumamoto University,Japan.


Research Interests

My current research interest is in multisensensory processing, in particular perceptual (associative) learning, self-motion perception,bodily self (and other) representation, and perception of reality. I am employing psychophysics, EEG, fMRI and virtual reality in my current research projects.




Hidaka, S., Sasaki, K., Kawagoe, T., Asai, N., & Teramoto, W. (inpress). Bodily ownership and agency sensations in a natural state. Scientific Reports.
Hide, M., Ito, Y., Kuroda, N., Kanda, M., Teramoto, W. (2021).Multisensory integration involved in the body perception of community-dwelling older adults. Scientific Reports, 11, 1581.
Kotegawa, K., Yasumura, A., and Teramoto, W. (2021). Changes in prefrontal cortical activation during motor imagery of precision gait with age and task difficulty. Behavioral Brain Research, 399, 113064.
Kuroda, N. & Teramoto, W. (2021). Expansion of space for visuotactile interaction during visually-induced self-motion. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 257–265.
Teramoto, W. (2020). Development of fall prevention virtual-reality programs based on older adults’ body-related information processing.
The Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science, 39, 80-89 (in Japanese).
Kawagoe, T., Kihara, K., and Teramoto, W. (2020). Eastern observers cannot inhibit their gaze to eye and nose regions in face perception.
Consciousness and Cognition, 79, 102881.
Kotegawa, K., Yasumura, A., and Teramoto, W. (2020). Activity in the prefrontal cortex during motor imagery of precision gait: An fNIRS study. Experimental Brain Research, 238, 221–228.
Kuroda, N. and Teramoto, W. (2019). Influence of self-motion speed on the spatial extent of human peripersonal space. Transactions of the
Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 24, 325–328 (in Japanese).
Kuroda, N., and Teramoto, W. (2019). Sex difference in facilitation effects of auditory motion stimuli on vection. Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 24, 329–334 (in Japanese).
Kotegawa, K., Teramoto, W., and Sekiyama, K. (2019). Motor imagery in older adults: Comparing the JMIQ-R questionnaire and the imagery-pointing task. The Japanese Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17, 27–36 (in Japanese).
Teramoto, W., Kawano, S., Mori, S. and Sekiyama, K. (2019). Word scanning in native and non-native languages: insights into reading with declined accommodation. Experimental Brain Research, 237,2411–2421.
Sugita, Y., Hidaka, S., and Teramoto, W. (2018). Visual percepts modify iconic memory in humans. Scientific Reports, 8, 13396
Teramoto, W. (2018) A behavioral approach to shared mapping of peripersonal space between oneself and others. Scientific Reports, 8, 5432.
Teramoto, W., Hidaka, S., and Sugita, Y. (in press). Auditory bias in visual motion perception. In Spatial biases in perception and cognition.  Hubbard, T. L. (Ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Teraoka, R., Watanabe, O., and Teramoto, W. (2017). An ERP study onsound-contingent visual motion perception. InterdisciplinaryInformation Science, 23(2), 175-178.
Hidaka, S., Higuchi, S., Teramoto, W., and Sugita, Y. (2017). Neural mechanisms underlying sound-induced visual motion perception: An fMRI study. Acta Psychologica, 178, 66-72.
Teramoto, W., Honda, K., Furuta, K., and Sekiyama, K. (2017) Visuotactile interaction even in far sagittal space in older adults with decreased gait and balance functions. Experimental Brain Research.235.2391-2405
Teraoka, R., and Teramoto, W. (2017) Touch-contingent visual motion perception: tactile events drive visual motion perception. Experimental Brain Research, 235, 903-912.
Suzuki, N., Asai, N., and Teramoto, W. (2016) A sense of being together in shared virtual environments: An analysis using the social Simon paradigm. Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 21, 53-62 (in Japanese).
Kondo, Y., Teramoto, W., Kobayashi, M., and Otani, M. (2016) Effects of auditory-somatosensory interactions on auditory distance discrimination accuracy. Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 21, 49-52 (in Japanese).
Teramoto, W., Nakazaki, T., Sekiyama, K., and Mori, S. (2016) Effects of word width and word length on optimal character size for reading of horizontally scrolling Japanese words. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 127.
Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., and Sugita, Y. (2015) Spatiotemporal processing in crossmodal interactions for perception of the external world: A Review. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9, 62.
Sakamoto, S., Teramoto, W., Terashima, H., and Gyoba, J. (2015) Effect of active self-motion on auditory space perception. Interdisciplinary Information Science. 21(2), 167-172.
Teramoto, W.and Kakuya, T. (2015) Visuotactile peripersonal space in healthy humans: Evidence from crossmodal congruency and redundant target effects. Interdisciplinary Information Science. 21(2), 133-142.
Teramoto, W., Cui Z., Sakamoto, S., and Gyoba, J. (2014) Distortion of auditory space during visually induced self-motion in depth. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 848.
Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., Keetels, M., and Vroomen, J. (2013) Effect of pitch-space correspondence on sound-induced visual motion perception. Experimental Brain Research, 231(1), 117–126.
Teramoto, W., Kobayashi, M., Hidaka, S., Sugita, Y. (2013) Vision contingent auditory pitch aftereffects. Experimental Brain Research, 229(1), 97–102.
Teramoto, W., Nozoe, Y., Sekiyama, K. (2013) Audiotactile interactions beyond the space and body parts around the head. Experimental Brain Research, 228(4), 427–436.
Takahashi, J., Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., and Gyoba, J. (2013) Temporal characteristics of the effects of visual pattern redundancy on encoding and storage processes: evidence from rapid serial visual presentation. Psychological Research, 77, 687–697.
Honda, A., Kanda, T., Shibata, H., Asai, N., Teramoto, W., Sakamoto, S., Iwaya, Y., Gyoba, J., and Suzuki, Y. (2013) Determinants of sense of presence and vraisemblance in audio-visual contents, Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, vol.18(1), 93–101 (in Japanese).
Teramoto, W., Tao, K., Sekiyama, K. and Mori, S. (2012) Reading performance in middle-aged adults with declined accommodation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74(8), 1722-1731.
Teramoto, W., Sakamoto, S., Furune, F., Gyoba, J. and Suzuki, Y. (2012) Compression of auditory space during forward self-motion. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39402.
Kobayashi, M., Teramoto, W., Hidaka, S. and Sugita, Y, (2012) Sound frequency and aural selectivity in sound-contingent visual motion aftereffects. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e36803.
Kobayashi, M., Teramoto, W., Hidaka, S. and Sugita, Y, (2012) Indiscriminable sounds determine the direction of visual motion. Scientific Reports, 2, 365.
Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., and Nagai, M. (2012) Sound can enhance the suppression of visual target detection in apparent motion trajectory. Vision Research, 59, 25-33.
Cui, Z., Teramoto, W., Sakamoto, S., Iwaya, Y., and Suzuki, Y. (2012) The effect of self-motion perception on horizontal sound localization in front and rear spaces, The Transaction of Human Interface Society, 14, 41-48 (in Japanese).
Teramoto, W., Hidaka, S., Sugita, Y., Sakamoto, S., Gyoba, J., Iwaya, Y., and Suzuki, Y. (2012) Sounds can alter the perceived direction of a moving visual object, Journal of Vision, 12(3), article 11.
Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., Kobayashi, M., and Sugita, Y. (2011) Sound-contingent visual motion aftereffect. BMC Neuroscience, 12, 1-6.
Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., Sugita, Y., Manaka, Y., Sakamoto, S., and Suzuki, Y. (2011) Auditory motion information drives visual motion perception. PLoS ONE, 6, e17499.
Teramoto W., and Riecke, B. E. (2010) Dynamic visual information facilitates object recognition from novel views, Journal of Vision, 10, article 11. Teramoto, W., Hidaka, S., and Sugita, Y. (2010) Sounds move a static visual object, PLoS ONE, 5, e12255.
Hidaka, S., Teramoto, W., Gyoba, J., and Suzuki, Y. (2010) Sound can prolong the visible persistence of moving visual objects, Vision Research, 50, 2093–2099.
Teramoto, W., Hidaka, S., Gyoba, J., and Suzuki, Y. (2010) Auditory temporal cues can modulate visual representational momentum, Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 2215–2226.
Teramoto, W., Manaka, Y., Hidaka, S., Sugita, Y., Miyauchi, R., Sakamoto, S., Gyoba, J., Iwaya, Y., and Suzuki, Y. (2010) Visual motion perception induced by sounds in vertical plane, Neuroscience Letters, 479, 221–225.
Teramoto, W., Yoshida, K., Hidaka, S., Asai, N., Gyoba, J., Sakamoto, S., Iwaya, Y., and Suzuki, Y. (2010), Spatio-temporal characteristics responsible for high “Vraisemblance!”, Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, vol.15(3), 483–486 (in Japanese).
Teramoto, W., Yoshida, K., Asai, N., Hidaka, S., Gyoba, J., and Suzuki, Y. (2010) What is “sense of presence”: A non-researcher's understanding of sense of presence, Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 15, 7–16 (in Japanese).
Hidaka, S., Manaka, Y., Teramoto, W., Sugita, Y., Miyauchi, R., Gyoba, J., Suzuki, Y., and Iwaya, Y. (2009) Alternation of Sound Location Induces Visual Motion Perception of a Static Object, PLoS ONE, 4, e8188.
Teramoto W., Watanabe H., Umemura H. and Kita S. (2008) Change of Temporal-order judgment of sounds during long-lasting exposure to large-field visual motion, Perception, 37, 1649–1666.
Watanabe H., Teramoto W., and Umemura H. (2007) Effect of predictive sign of acceleration on heart rate variability in passive translation situation: preliminary evidence using visual and vestibular stimuli in VR environment, Journal of Neuro Engineering and Rehabilitation, 4, 36.
Teramoto, W., Watanabe, H., Umemura, H., Matsuoka, K., and Kita, S. (2004) Judgment Biases of Temporal Order during Apparent Self-Motion, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, E87-D, 1466–1476.
Teramoto, W., Watanabe, H., Umemura, H., Matsuoka, K., and Kita, S. (2004) Objective measure of visually induced self-motion perception using optokinetic nystagmus, Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 9, 51–60 (in Japanese).


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