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Dr Motonori Yamaguchi

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Motonori Yamaguchi

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Biography

My research investigates the role of automaticity and its control in different cognitive domains, such as visual attention, action selection, and skill acquisition. My recent projects examine social and emotional influences on automaticity and cogntive control. I conduct behavioural experiments in lab and applied settings and use computational modeling techniques. I am currently an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and a member of the editorial board for Journal of Cognition. I also served as an associate editor of the Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition section, as well as the editorial boards for Journal of Cognitive Psychology and the Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Science section. I am a committee member and the Honourary Treasurer of the Cognitive Psychology section of the British Psychological Society. I received the 2016 Earl Alluisi Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 21).

Qualifications

  • PhD Cognitive Psychology Purdue University,

  • MS Cognitive Psychology Purdue University,

  • BA Psychology Indiana University South Bend,

  • BEng Computer Engineering Tokyo University of Technology,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex (1/7/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Reader in Psychology, Edge Hill University (1/8/2016 - 30/6/2019)

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Edge Hill University (1/10/2014 - 31/7/2016)

  • Lecturer in Psychology, Edge Hill University (1/10/2013 - 30/9/2014)

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Vanderbilt University (1/8/2010 - 31/7/2013)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Cognitive Control

Open to supervise

Visual Attention

Open to supervise

Skill Acquisition

Open to supervise

Cognition & Emotion

Open to supervise

Implicit Biases

Open to supervise

Computational Modelling of Human Cognition

Open to supervise

Current research

Experimental Psychology Society Small Research Grant

2016-2017: The role of motivational factors in the control of automatic processes.

British Academy Small Research Grant

2016-2018: The role of emotional factors in cognitive control (co-I: Felicity Wolohan)

ESRC Research Grant

2018-2021: Preparation, performance and the subsequent cost of switching tasks (PI: Rachel Swainson)

Publications

Journal articles (42)

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2019). Modes of spatial coding in the Simon task. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 31 (3), 343-352

Yamaguchi, M., Wall, HJ. and Hommel, B., (2019). The roles of action selection and actor selection in joint task settings. Cognition. 182, 184-192

Yamaguchi, M. and Nishimura, A., (2019). Modulating proactive cognitive control by reward: differential anticipatory effects of performance-contingent and non-contingent rewards. Psychological Research. 83 (2), 258-274

Yamaguchi, M., Welsh, TN., Klauer, KC. and Dittrich, K., (2019). Editorial: What's Shared in Sharing Tasks and Actions? Processes and Representations Underlying Joint Performance. Frontiers in Psychology. 10 (APR)

Yamaguchi, M. and Beattie, G., (2019). The role of explicit categorization in the Implicit Association Test. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Yamaguchi, M. and Chen, J., (2019). Affective influences without approach-avoidance actions: on the congruence between valence and stimulus-response mappings. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 26 (2), 545-551

Fang, H., Wang, V. and Yamaguchi, M., (2018). Dissecting Deep Learning Networks—Visualizing Mutual Information. Entropy. 20 (11), 823-823

Yamaguchi, M., Valji, A. and Wolohan, FDA., (2018). Top-down contributions to attention shifting and disengagement: A template model of visual attention.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 147 (6), 859-887

Yamaguchi, M., Chen, J., Mishler, S. and Proctor, RW., (2018). Flowers and spiders in spatial stimulus-response compatibility: does affective valence influence selection of task-sets or selection of responses?. Cognition and Emotion. 32 (5), 1003-1017

Yamaguchi, M., Wall, HJ. and Hommel, B., (2018). Sharing tasks or sharing actions? Evidence from the joint Simon task. Psychological Research. 82 (2), 385-394

Yamaguchi, M., Clarke, EL. and Egan, DL., (2018). Is Your Color My Color? Dividing the Labor of the Stroop Task Between Co-actors. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 1407-

Larkin, D., Kirtchuk, G., Yamaguchi, M. and Martin, CR., (2017). A proposal for the inclusion of ‘obesity dysmorphia’ in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 51 (11), 1085-1086

Yamaguchi, M., Wall, HJ. and Hommel, B., (2017). Action-effect sharing induces task-set sharing in joint task switching. Cognition. 165, 113-120

Yamaguchi, M., Randle, JM., Wilson, TL. and Logan, GD., (2017). Pushing typists back on the learning curve: Memory chunking improves retrieval of prior typing episodes.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 43 (9), 1432-1447

Yamaguchi, M., Wall, HJ. and Hommel, B., (2017). No evidence for shared representations of task sets in joint task switching. Psychological Research. 81 (6), 1166-1177

Yamaguchi, M. and Harwood, SL., (2017). Threat captures attention but does not affect learning of contextual regularities. Cognition and Emotion. 31 (3), 564-571

Yamaguchi, M. and Logan, GD., (2016). Pushing typists back on the learning curve: Memory chunking in the hierarchical control of skilled typewriting.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 42 (12), 1919-1936

Janczyk, M., Yamaguchi, M., Proctor, RW. and Pfister, R., (2015). Response-effect compatibility with complex actions: The case of wheel rotations. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 77 (3), 930-940

Logan, GD., Yamaguchi, M., Schall, JD. and Palmeri, TJ., (2015). Inhibitory control in mind and brain 2.0: Blocked-input models of saccadic countermanding.. Psychological Review. 122 (2), 115-147

Snyder, KM., Logan, GD. and Yamaguchi, M., (2015). Watch what you type: The role of visual feedback from the screen and hands in skilled typewriting. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 77 (1), 282-292

Yamaguchi, M., Chen, J. and Proctor, RW., (2015). Transfer of learning in choice reactions: The roles of stimulus type, response mode, and set-level compatibility. Memory & Cognition. 43 (6), 825-836

Yamaguchi, M. and Logan, GD., (2014). Pushing typists back on the learning curve: Contributions of multiple linguistic units in the acquisition of typing skill.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 40 (6), 1713-1732

Schweickert, R., Han, HJ., Yamaguchi, M. and Fortin, C., (2014). Estimating averages from distributions of tone durations. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 76 (2), 605-620

Yamaguchi, M. and Logan, GD., (2014). Pushing typists back on the learning curve: Revealing chunking in skilled typewriting.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40 (2), 592-612

Baroni, G., Yamaguchi, M., Chen, J. and Proctor, RW., (2013). Mechanisms Underlying Transfer of Task-Defined Rules Across Feature Dimensions. Experimental Psychology. 60 (6), 410-424

Proctor, Dunston, So, Lopez-Santamaria, Yamaguchi and Wang, (2013). Specificity of Transfer in Basic and Applied Perceptual-Motor Tasks. The American Journal of Psychology. 126 (4), 401-401

Yamaguchi, M., Logan, GD. and Li, V., (2013). Multiple bottlenecks in hierarchical control of action sequences: What does “response selection” select in skilled typewriting?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 39 (4), 1059-1084

Yamaguchi, M., Crump, MJC. and Logan, GD., (2013). Speed–accuracy trade-off in skilled typewriting: Decomposing the contributions of hierarchical control loops.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 39 (3), 678-699

Proctor, RW., Yamaguchi, M., Dutt, V. and Gonzalez, C., (2013). Dissociation of S-R compatibility and Simon effects with mixed tasks and mappings.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 39 (2), 593-609

Yamaguchi, M., Logan, GD. and Bissett, PG., (2012). Stopping while going! Response inhibition does not suffer dual-task interference.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 38 (1), 123-134

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2012). Multidimensional vector model of stimulus–response compatibility.. Psychological Review. 119 (2), 272-303

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2011). Automaticity without extensive training: The role of memory retrieval in implementation of task-defined rules. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 18 (2), 347-354

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2011). The Simon task with multi-component responses: two loci of response–effect compatibility. Psychological Research. 75 (3), 214-226

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2010). Compatibility of motion information in two aircraft attitude displays for a tracking task. American Journal of Psychology. 123 (1), 81-92

Miles, JD., Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2009). Dilution of compatibility effects in Simon-type tasks depends on categorical similarity between distractors and diluters. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 71 (7), 1598-1606

Proctor, RW., Yamaguchi, M., Zhang, Y. and Vu, K-PL., (2009). Influence of visual stimulus mode on transfer of acquired spatial associations.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 35 (2), 434-445

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2009). Transfer of learning in choice reactions: Contributions of specific and general components of manual responses. Acta Psychologica. 130 (1), 1-10

Cho, YS., Proctor, RW. and Yamaguchi, M., (2008). Influences of response position and hand posture on the orthogonal Simon effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 61 (7), 1020-1035

Proctor, RW., Koch, I., Vu, KP-L. and Yamaguchi, M., (2008). Influence of display type and cue format on task-cuing effects: Dissociating switch cost and right-left prevalence effects. Memory & Cognition. 36 (5), 998-1012

Kim, H., Cho, YS., Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2008). Influence of color word availability on the Stroop color-naming effect. Perception & Psychophysics. 70 (8), 1540-1551

Proctor, RW., Yamaguchi, M. and Vu, K-PL., (2007). Transfer of noncorresponding spatial associations to the auditory Simon task.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 33 (1), 245-253

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2006). Stimulus-response compatibility with pure and mixed mappings in a flight task environment.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 12 (4), 207-222

Book chapters (5)

Yamaguchi, M. and Schweickert, R., (2018). Reaction time measures in memory research. In: Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory. Routledge. 0429801564. 9780429801563

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2015). Perception and Attention: A multidimensional approach to human performance modeling.. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research. Cambridge University Press. 107- 125. 9780511973017

Proctor, RW., Yamaguchi, M. and Miles, J., (2012). Training and transfer of basic components of skill. In: Training cognition: Optimizing efficiency, durability, and generalizability. Editors: Healy, AF. and Bourne, LE., . Routledge. 89- 89. 9781848729506

Proctor, RW. and Yamaguchi, M., (2010). Factors affecting speed and accuracy of response selection in operational environments. In: Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification. 31- 46. 9780754677673

Yamaguchi, M. and Proctor, RW., (2009). Modeling response times and accuracy for digital human models. In: Handbook of Digital Human Modeling Research for Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering. CRC Press. 1420063529. 9781420063523

Conferences (2)

Debnath, B., O'Brien, M., Yamaguchi, M. and Behera, A., (2018). Adapting MobileNets for mobile based upper body pose estimation

Dunston, PS., Proctor, RW., Su, X., Yamaguchi, M., Wang, X. and Chen, RI., (2010). Principles for Utilization of Construction Equipment Operator Training Simulators

Contact

motonori.yamaguchi@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874883

Location:

3.724, Colchester Campus

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