Tomoya Kawashima

Main Lab Location:

CiNet (Main bldg.)

Specific Research Topic:

Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience



Mailing Address:

1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan


kawashima-t at


My research aims to clarify how visual attention is controlled in a dynamic world using experimental-psychological and psychophysiological approaches, particularly focusing on distractor suppression mechanisms.

Selected Publications:

Kawashima, T., & Matsumoto, E. (2018). Negative cues lead to more inefficient search than positive cues even at later stages of visual search. Acta Psychologica, 190, 85–94. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.07.003

Kawashima, T., & Matsumoto, E. (2017). Cognitive control of attentional guidance by visual and verbal working memory representations. Japanese Psychological Research, 59, 49–57. doi: 10.1111/jpr.12141

Kawashima, T., & Matsumoto, E. (2016). Electrophysiological evidence that top-down knowledge controls working memory processing for subsequent visual search. NeuroReport, 27, 345–349. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000545

Kawashima, T., & Matsumoto, E. (2014). The influence of processing similarity between flankers and distractors on suppression of interference. Japanese Journal of Psychonomic Science, 1, 1–8. doi: 10.14947/psychono.33.1