Friday Lunch Seminar: Yuichi Sakano: “How humans perceive glossiness and its unique effects on facial attractiveness” (On-line: Sign-up required)

Friday Lunch Seminar (English)

December 10, 2021
12:15 〜 13:00
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Talk Title: How humans perceive glossiness and its unique effects on facial attractiveness

Yuichi Sakano
Senior Researcher
Brain Function Analysis and Imaging Laboratory
Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)
National Institutes of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Host: Atsushi Wada

By virtue of the recent great advances in computer graphics technology, mechanisms for the perception of object material properties have been extensively investigated in the last 15 years. The most well explored mechanisms would be those for perception of glossiness, one of the surface reflectance properties. However, little is known about effects of glossiness on higher cognition. In this talk, I will first introduce both previous and our studies on how humans perceive glossiness. Second, I will talk about our recent studies on the unique, and maybe rational, effects of glossiness on facial attractiveness and the neural correlates.