The qualia initiative
kenmogi @ qualia-manifesto.com (please delete space)
Number of visits since 24th July 2012.
Last updated 9th August 2014
This site is always under construction!
Qualia are the subjective sensory qualities like "the redness of red" that accompany our perception. Elucidating the neural basis of qualia is central in understanding the principles of the "integrated parallelism" in cortical information processing. The so-called "binding problem" is a typical aspect of the above mentioned "integrated parallelism". My research is focused on the mathematical formulation of qualia, and its implementation in novel artificial computing processes. Here, it is essential to obtain the space-time structure characterizing our perceptual processes from the causal relationship between neural firings, and to understand the symmetries involved in the neural basis of qualia.
The Qualia Manifesto
The Qualia Journal
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Representative Research Interests (descriptions and resources available sometime soon)
Qualia, free will, subjective perception of time, mircoslips, theory of mind, cognitive development, fluctuation and adaptability, neural correlates of consciousness, minimal model of subjectivity, visual awareness, binocular rivalry, change blindness, stochastic intereference, graphic transformation method, neuroeconomics, dynamical editing of memory, social construction of the self, the neuroscience of happiness, territorial disputes, metacognition of the phenomenology of consciousness, etc.
Video Conference Talks, etc
Cognitive factors correlating with the metacognition of free will(Talk given at Towards a Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson, 2014)
Publications (You can download the PDF file of some papers)
Herai, T. and Mogi. K. (2014) Perception of temporal duration affected by automatic and controlled movements. Consciousness and Cognition 29, 23–35 pdf
Mogi, K. (2014) Free will and paranormal beliefs. Frontiers in Psychology 5, 00281. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00281 pdf
Mogi, K. (2013) Cognitive factors correlating with the metacognition of the phenomenal properties of experience. Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 3354 doi:10.1038/srep03354 pdf
Sudo, T., Herai, T, and Mogi, K. (2012) Egocentric mental transformation of self: Effects of spatial relationship in mirror-image and anatomic imitation. Experimental Brain Research. 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s00221-012-3143-3. pdf
Ishikawa, T. and Mogi, K. (2011) Visual one-shot learning as an ‘anticamouflage device’: a novel morphing paradigm. COGNITIVE NEURODYNAMICS Volume 5, Number 3 (2011), 231-239, DOI: 10.1007/s11571-011-9171-z pdf
Takano, T and Mogi, K. (2011) The feeling of what happens in a game. Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science and Humanity IPEDR vol.5, V1-151-V-155 pdf
Toshima, M., Ishikawa, T. and Mogi, K. (2011) Spaces Enhance Word Segmentation and Comprehension in Tacit Reading. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN2011), Part I, LNCS 6675, 76-82. pdf
Herai, T. and Mogi, K. (2010) Effect of Numeric Order on Subjective Duration of Following Stimulus. Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, Vol 11, No 3. 19-23 pdf
Hoshino, E. and Mogi, K. (2010) Evidence for False Memory before Deletion in Visual Short-Term Memory Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6443/2010, 255-261, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17537-4_32pdf
Yanagawa, T. and Mogi, K. (2009) Analysis of ongoing activities in neural networks. Neuroscience Research 64 77–184. pdf
Sekine, T. and Mogi, K. (2009) Distinct neural processes of bodily awareness in crossed fingers illusion. Neuroreport 20, 467-472. pdf
Sudo, T. & Mogi. K. (2008) Mechanism of perceptual categorization in the pre-linguistic period. IEICE transactions, in press.
Omata, K. & Mogi, K. (2008) Fusion and combination in audio-visual integration. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 464, 319–340. pdf
Zhang, Q. and Mogi, K. (2007) REPRESENTATION OF 3-D VOLUMETRIC OBJECT FROM THE PANTOMIME EFFECT AND SHADING CUES IN HUMAN BRAIN, International Journal of Pattern Recognitionand Artificial Intelligence Vol. 21, 1307–1322. . pdf
Hoshino, E., Taya, F., and Mogi, K. (2007) Memory formation of object representation : natural scenes. Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics ICCN 2007 (2008): 457-461. pdf
Tanabe, F. and Mogi. K. (2006) Lability of Reactivated Human Declarative Memory. Proceedings of the ICONIP 2006, 147-154
Omata, K. & Mogi, K. (2005) Audiovisual integration in Dichotic listening. INTERSPEECH-2005, 1717-1720. abstract and pdf
Sudo, T. & Mogi, K. (2005) Perceptual and Linguistic Category Formation in Infants. INTERSPEECH-2005, 1717-1720. abstract and pdf
Onzo, A. and Mogi, K. (2005) Dynamics of betting behavior under flat reward condition. International Journal of Neural Systems 15, 93-99. (2005) pdf file
Taya, F. and Mogi, K. (2005) Spatio-temporal dynamics of the visual system revealed in binocular rivalry. Neuroscience Letters 381 (1-2): 63-68. pdf file
Taya, F. and Mogi, K. (2004) The variant and invariant in perception. Forma, 19, pp.25-37. pdf file
Onzo, A. and Mogi, K. (2004) Cognitive Process of Emotion under Uncertainty.(2004) Procedings of ICONIP 2004, 300-305
Mogi, K. (2003) The easy and hard problems in cognitive science. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Science (Sydney, July 2003) pp.439-443pdf
Sudo. T. & Mogi, K. (2003) Pre-linguistic category formation in infants. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Science (Sydney, July 2003)
Zhang, Q., Idesawa, M. & Mogi, K. (2002) 3D Volumetric object perception in binocular vision. Proceedings of ICONIP 2002 pp. 55- 59 pdf
Yanagawa, T., Taya, F. and Mogi, K. (2002) The Spatial Basis of neural representation. Proceedings of the ICONIP 2002, in press pdf
Mitsudo, Y. and Mogi, K. (2002) Real Eye Communicator:An Eye-mediated real world pointing device. Pervasive 2002 (Zurich, Switzerland August 2002) pdf
Mogi, K. (2001) Towards a systematic turn in cognitive neuroscience. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Measurement, Analysis and Modeling of Human Functions. (ISHF 2001) pp. 67-72.
Mitsudo, Y. & Mogi, K. (2001) Real Eye Communicator:A Pointing Device for Real World Computing. Proceedings of the International Symposium:Toward a Development of KANSEI technology. pp.227-230.
Mogi, K. Supervenience and qualia. Comment on Gold, I. & Stoljar, D. A neuron doctrine in the philosophy of neuroscience. Behavioural and Brain Sciences. 22(5). pp.84-85 (1999)
Mogi, K & Barlow, H B. The source of variability in neural responses from MT. Journal of Physiology (1999), 515.P, 101P
Mogi, K. (1998) Graphic Transformation Method applied to Asymmetric Neural Networks. Technical Report of IEICE. NC98-23, HIP98-14. p.103-110. pdf file
Mogi, K. (1997) Qualia and the Brain. Book Published from Nikkei Science, Tokyo. Synopsis of the Book in English
Mogi, K. (1997) Response Selectivity, Neuron Doctrine, and Mach's Principle in Perception. The Austrian Society for Cognitive Science Technical Report 97-01. p.76-183.<PDF file> (also published in Mogi, K. (1999) Response Selectivity, Neuron Doctrine, and Mach's Principle of Perception in Riegler, A. & Peschl, M. (eds.) Understanding Representation in the Cognitive Sciences. New York: Plenum Press.)
Mogi, K. & Tamori, Y. (1997) Creativity and the neural basis of Qualia. Proceedings of Mind II conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 1997 PDF file
Mogi, K. (1994) Multiple-valued energy function in neural networks with asymmetric connections. Phys. Rev. E, 49, p.4616-4626.PDF file
Mogi, K. (1994) On the absolute meaning of energy scale ~kT in the thermal interference involved in enzyme coupled reactions. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A, 445, p.529-541.PDF file
Mogi, K. (1993) Graphic Analysis of Coupling in Biological Systems" J.theor. Biol., 162, p.337-352. PDF file
Mogi, K. (1993) Involvement of "Thermal Interference" in the Multiple Working Strokes Per Hydrolyzed ATP Observed in Muscle Contraction. Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Ser. B: Physical and Biological Sciences , Vol. 69 (1993) No. 8 pp.227-232. PDF file
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