R0000464Research

Our research activities mainly focus on human auditory perception and cognition (the University offical Website; ORCiD; Researchmap; Pure portal site).

Here are some recent research topics.

  • Perception of degraded speech: checkerboard speech, locally time-reversed speech, noise-vocoded speech, and mosaic speech.
  • Irrelevant speech effect.
  • Multivariate analysis of speech in mutiple languages.
  • Pitch, timbre, and time perception is also included in the research topics.

Some sound demonstrations about the above research topics are on the Gallery page.

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Publications in refereed journals in English.

  • Eguchi, H., Ueda, K., Remijn, G., Nakajima, Y., and Takeichi, H. (2022). The common limitations in auditory temporal processing for Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Scientific Reports 12(1), 3002. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-06925-x.
  • Ueda, K., and Matsuo, I. (2021). Erratum: Intelligibility of chimeric locally time-reversed speech: Relative contribution of four frequency bands [ JASA Express Lett. 1(6), 065201 (2021)]. JASA Express Letters, 1(9), 095201. doi:10.1121/10.0006007
  • Ueda, K., Kawakami, R., and Takeichi, H. (2021). Erratum: Checkerboard speech vs interrupted speech: Effects of spectrotemporal segmentation on intelligibility [JASA Express Lett. 1(7), 075204 (2021)]. JASA Express Letters, 1(8), 085204. doi:10.1121/10.0005990
  • Ueda, K., Kawakami, R., and Takeichi, H. (2021). Checkerboard speech vs interrupted speech: Effects of spectrotemporal segmentation on intelligibility. JASA Express Letters 1(7), 075204, doi: 10.1121/10.0005600.
  • Ueda, K., and Matsuo, I. (2021). Intelligibility of chimeric locally time-reversed speech: Relative contribution of four frequency bands. JASA Express Letters 1(6), 065201, doi: 10.1121/10.0005439
  • Wolf, A., and Ueda, K. (2021). Contribution of eye-tracking to study cognitive impairments among clinical populations, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.590986
  • Ueda, K., and Ciocca, V. (2021). Perceptual restoration of interrupted locally time-reversed speech: Effects of segment duration and noise levels. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-7, doi: 10.3758/s13414-021-02292-3
  • Wolf, A., Ueda, K., and Hirano, Y. (2020). Recent updates of eye-movement abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia: A scoping review. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, doi: 10.1111/pcn.13188
  • Postnova, N., Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., and Remijn, G. B. (2020). Perceived congruency in audiovisual stimuli consisting of Gabor patches and AM- and FM-tones. Multisensory Research.
  • Zhang, Y., Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., Kishida, T., and Remijn, G. B. (2020). Comparison of multivariate analysis methods as applied to English speech. Applied Sciences, 10(7076), 1-12. doi:10.3390/app10207076
  • Santi, Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., and Remijn, G. B. (2020). Intelligibility of English mosaic speech: Comparison between native and non-native speakers of English. Applied Sciences, 10(19), 1-13. doi:10.3390/app10196920
  • Matsuo, I., Ueda, K., and Nakajima, Y. (2020). Intelligibility of chimeric locally time-reversed speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, 147, EL523-EL528. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001414
  • Ueda, K., Nakajima, Y., Kattner, F., and Ellermeier, W. (2019). Irrelevant speech effects with locally time-reversed speech: Native vs. non-native language. the Journal of the Acoustical Soceity of America, 145, 3686-3694. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5112774 [PDF]
  • Ueda, K., Araki, T., and Nakajima, Y. (2018). Frequency specificity of amplitude envelope patterns in noise-vocoded speech. Hearing Research, 367, 169-181 doi:10.1016/j.heares.2018.06.005.
  • Nakajima, Y., Matsuda, M., Ueda, K., and Remijn, G. B. (2018). Temporal resolution needed for auditory communication: Measurement with mosaic speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12(149). doi:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00149
  • Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., Remijn, G. B., Yamashita, Y., and Kishida, T. (2018). How sonority appears in speech analyses. Acoustical Science and Technology, 39, 3, 179-181 (Invited Review), doi:10.1250/ast.39.179.
  • Ueda, K., Nakajima, Y., Ellermeier, W., and Kattner, F. (2017). Intelligibility of locally time-reversed speech: A multilingual comparison. Scientific Reports, 7: 1782, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01831-z.
  • Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., Fujimaru, S., Motomura, H., and Ohsaka, Y. (2017). English phonology and an acoustic language universal. Scientific Reports, 7, 46049; doi:10.1038/srep46049.
  • Ueda, K. and Nakajima, Y. (2017). An acoustic key to eight languages/dialects: Factor analyses of critical-band-filtered speech. Scientific Reports, 7, 42468; doi:10.1038/srep42468.
  • Kishida, T., Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., and Remijn, G. B. (2016; 26 April 2016). Three factors are critical in order to synthesize intelligible noise-vocoded Japanese speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:517, 1-9 [doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00517].
  • Ellermeier, W., Kattner, F., Ueda, K., Doumoto, K., and Nakajima, Y. (2015). Memory disruption by irrelevant noise-vocoded speech: Effects of native language and the number of frequency bands. the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1561–1569 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4928954].
  • Nakajima, Y., Sasaki, T., Ueda, K., Remijn, G. B. (2014). Auditory Grammar, Acoustics Australia, 42, 97-101. [URL]
  • Hasuo, E., Nakajima, Y., Tomimatsu, E., Grondin, S., and Ueda, K. (2014). The occurrence of the filled duration illusion: A comparison of the method of adjustment with the method of magnitude estimation. Acta Psychologica, 147, 111-121.
  • Yamashita, Y., Nakajima, Y., Ueda, K., Shimada, Y., Hirsh, D., Seno, T., and Smith, B. A. (2013). Acoustic analyses of speech sounds and rhythms in Japanese- and English-learning infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 4: 57, 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00057
  • Hasuo, E., Nakajima, Y., and Ueda, K. (2011). Does filled duration illusion occur for very short time intervals? Acoustical Science and Technology, 32, 2, 82-85. (Letter) [URL]
  • Sasaki, T., Nakajima, Y., ten Hoopen, G., van Buuringen, E., Massier, B., Kojo, T., Kuroda, T., and Ueda, K. (2010). Time-stretching: Illusory lengthening of filled auditory durations. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 72, 1404-1421.
  • Ueda, K., Akahane-Yamada, R., Komaki, R., and Adachi, T. (2007). Identification of English /r/ and /l/ in noise: The effects of baseline performance. Acoustical Science and Technology, 28, 251-259.
  • Adachi, T., Akahane-Yamada, R., and Ueda, K. (2006). Intelligibility of English phonemes in noise for native and non-native listeners. Acoustical Science and Technology, 27, 285-289.
  • Ueda, K., Nakajima, Y., and Akahane-Yamada, R. (2004). An artificial environment is often a noisy environment: Auditory scene analysis and speech perception in noise. Journal of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Science, 24 129-133.
  • Nakajima, Y., Sasaki, T., Remijn, G. B., and Ueda, K. (2004) Perceptual organization of onsets and offsets of sounds. Journal of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Science, 23, 345-349.
  • Ueda, K. (2004) Short-term auditory memory interference: the Deutsch demonstration revisited. Acoustical Science and Technology, 25 457-467.
  • Ueda, K., Akahane-Yamada, R., and Komaki, R. (2002). Identification of English /r/ and /l/ in white noise by native and non-native listeners. Acoustical Science and Technology, 23 336-338.
  • Semal, C., Demany, L., Ueda, K., and Hallé, P. (1996). Speech versus nonspeech in pitch memory. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 100 1132-1140.
  • Ueda, K., and Ohtsuki, M. (1996). The effect of sound pressure level difference on filled duration extension. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan (E), 17, 159-161.
  • Ueda, K., and Hirahara, T. (1991). Frequency response of headphones measured in free field and diffuse field by loudness comparison. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan (E), 12, 131-138.
  • Ueda, K., and Akagi, M. (1990). Sharpness and amplitude envelopes of broadband noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 87, 814-819.
  • Ueda, K., and Ohgushi, K. (1987) Perceptual components of pitch: Spatial representation using a multidimensional scaling technique. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 82, 1193-1200.