Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences II (FY2010)

Illusions and Mathematical Sciences (in Japanese)

CONTENTS
  The phenomenon “Illusion” appears in human perception and cognition. It is the distortion of understanding of things that are different from the facts. The mechanism of the phenomenon remains still unknown. In this lecture series, we will focus on the phenomena, “Illusions”, and think over the observation of the phenomena, understanding of mechanisms, applications for our daily life. In particular, we will study not only “Illusions” of the senses, but misunderstanding in communication / irrational buying behavior by advertisements. The common basis of them will be considered broadly. At the same time, we will search whether the phenomena and the structures can be used to enhance security for our daily life and society. In addition, through the lectures, we will study the contribution to our fulfilling daily life taking advantage of the phenomenon and structure to entertainment.
  The lectures will cover the following “Illusions” mainly. In the field of visualization, we will focus on observation of optical illusions (perception of shapes and colors, perception of three-dimensional objects and illusion of motions), mathematical models of the mechanism and the new designing methods. In the field of communication, the role and the use of “Illusions” in dialogues including between human and computers will be considered. In the field of behavioral economics, from mathematical perceptions, we will focus on the relationship between advertising and consumer behaviors.
PLANS
  This lecture series will be given in omnibus style by top leading researchers in the fields of psychology, information sciences, behavioral economics, intelligent informatics, mathematical sciences, mathematical engineering and so forth about the “Illusions” in broad sense from interdisciplinary perspectives.
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PROGRAM
Project based analysis and research cluster course,
Inter Departmental Curriculum, Meiji University.
Advanced Mathematical Sciences II: "Illusions and Mathematical Sciences"
Coordinator: Kokichi SUGIHARA (Professor, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Property, Meiji University)

Date: 6th - 9th December 2010

Schedule/ Speaker/ Title:

Monday, 6th December 2010
10:30 - 12:00 Kokichi SUGIHARA (Meiji University)
 "錯覚から見たエッシャー芸術の数理"
13:00 - 14:30 Shigeo TAKAHASHI (The University of Tokyo)
 "ビジュアリゼーションにおける錯視の役割と効果 I"
14:40 - 16:10 Shigeo TAKAHASHI (The University of Tokyo)
 "ビジュアリゼーションにおける錯視の役割と効果 II"
16:20 - 17:50 Hiroshi HARASHIMA (Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo)
 "コミュニケーションにおいて錯覚は悪いことなのだろうか"

Tuesday, 7th December 2010
10:30 - 12:00 Tatsuto TAKEUCHI (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
 "動きの錯覚をもたらす脳の仕組み I"
13:00 - 14:30 Tatsuto TAKEUCHI (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
 "動きの錯覚をもたらす脳の仕組み II "
14:40 - 16:10 Hitoshi ARAI (The University of Tokyo)
 "数学でせまる錯視の謎 I"
16:20 - 17:50 Hitoshi ARAI (The University of Tokyo)
 "数学でせまる錯視の謎 II"

Wednesday, 8th December 2010
10:30 - 12:00 Akihiko OHBA (Quantitative Research Center, Nomura Securities Co Ltd.)
 "金融における錯覚の研究~行動ファイナンスとその周辺 I"
13:00 - 14:30 Akihiko OHBA (Quantitative Research Center, Nomura Securities Co Ltd.)
 "金融における錯覚の研究~行動ファイナンスとその周辺 II"
14:40 - 16:10 Takaaki NARA (The University of Electro-Communications)
 "錯触の数理 - 触覚の錯覚- I"
16:20 - 17:50 Takaaki NARA (The University of Electro-Communications)
 "錯触の数理 - 触覚の錯覚- II"

Thursday, 9th December 2009
10:30 - 12:00 Kokichi SUGIHARA (Meiji University)
 "不可能モーションの数理"
13:00 - 14:30 Masanori IDESAWA (Emeritus Professor of The University of Electro-Communications)
 "錯視と3次元知覚"
14:40 - 16:10 Masanori IDESAWA (Emeritus Professor of The University of Electro-Communications)
 "錯視と視覚のメカニズム"
PLACE
Conference room on the 3rd Floor,
Shikon-kan, SURUGADAI Campus, Meiji University.
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REMARKS
This subject is intended for Doctoral students, however, any students in master program are available to attend. Non-degree students and auditors from Meiji University and other universities are also welcome. Travel expenses may be subsidized for the students from afar. Please contact at gcoe@mics.meiji.ac.jp in advance, if necessary.
All lectures will be given in JAPANESE.
* Admission is free. Pre-registration not required.

Supported by:
Meiji University Global COE Program "Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis"
Meiji Institute of Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)

Contact address:
Academic Affairs of Graduate School, Meiji University
1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301
TEL: 03-3296-4368
E-mail: dai_in@mics.meiji.ac.jp

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