KOSHIKEN is the short name of Koshigaya Perception-Laboratory, which is a
perception salon or shop held from 15 ofclock in the second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at the office of Ken Shiina in Bunkyo University, Koshigaya-city.
The aim of KOSHIKEN is to enjoy discussing perceptual phenomena and to develop perceptual experiments. The meeting is opened for everybody who is interested in discussing perceptual phenomena as well as to present his or her works on perception. KOSHIKEN has no budget and membership fee. The memberfs only requirement is to bring their work and/or topics for discussion. After 17 ofclock the discussion will continue with the help of beer and wine.
KOSHIKEN started in September 24, 2009. The meeting was held every Saturday
but at present it is held twice a month.
Logogram of KOSHIKEN was designed by Midori Takashima in motif of brightness assimilation. There are negative and positive versions.
So far several poster presentations were given in domestic psychology meetings
and international meetings such as ECVP and IPS.
One of the members, Koki Shinohara earned the Grandprix for his Scintillating Neon Illusion at the 1st Japan Illusion Contest in 2009.
Ken Shiina (Bunkyo University)
Teruo Fujii (Keiai University)
Kouki Shinohara (Dokkyo University)
Midori Takashima (Nihon University)
Yui Yamaguchi ( Shimazu )
Masataka Sawayama( Chiba University)