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Takashi Yamauchi

Associate Head of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Personality Processes
  • (979) 845-2503
  • Psychology 267
Professional Links
Office Hours
Office hours held online for Fall 2020. See your syllabus for times and log in information
Accepting Students
Yes for 2021-2022

Research Interests

  • Emotion and cognition / Computational Psychiatry & Cognitive Modeling / Unconscious semantic processing / Cognitive Science of Decision Making
  • Brain-computer interface / Affective computing / Human Computer Interaction

How are our emotions, moods, and other tacit knowledge (including propensity, inclination, personality and beliefs) that meshed into our brains influence our behavior consciously and unconsciously? For sure, newly acquired knowledge influences our behavior. But how? Does it affect the way we move or hit a keyboard? Does it manifest not only inside the brain but also in our overt behavior, such as the way we talk, move, sit and speak? If so, can we develop a computer program that can detect people’s feelings, moods, and propensities?  My research has addressed these fundamental questions of knowledge formation / representation by focusing on the issues relevant to emotion and cognition, brain-computer interface, affective computing, and unconscious semantic processing.

Recent Publications

Leontyev, A., & Yamauchi, T. (2019). Mouse movement measures enhance the stop-signal task
in adult ADHD assessment. PloS one, 14(11).

Yamauchi, T., Seo, J. H. & Sungkajun, A. (2018). Interactive Plants: Multisensory Visual-Tactile Interaction Enhances Emotional Experience. Mathematics, 6 225.

Yamauchi, T. (2018). Modeling Mindsets with Kalman Filter, Mathematics, 6, 205.

Leontyev, A., Sun, S., Wolfe, M., & Yamauchi, T. (2018). Augmented Go/No-Go Task: Mouse Cursor Motion Measures Improve ADHD Symptom Assessment in Healthy College Students. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 496

Yamauchi, T. & Xiao, K. (2018). Reading emotion from mouse cursor motions: Affective computing approach. Cognitive Science, 42, 771-819.

Yamauchi, T., Leontyev, T., & Wolfe, M. (2017). Choice Reaching Trajectory Analysis as Essential Behavioral Measures for Psychological Science. Insights in Psychology 1:4.1-4.

Xiao, K, & Yamauchi, T (2017) The role of attention in subliminal semantic processing: A mouse tracking study. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178740.

Bowman, C. & Yamauchi, T. (2017). Processing emotions in sounds: Cross-domain aftereffects of speech utterances and musical sounds. Cognition and Emotion, 31 (8), 1610-1626.