Hideyuki Hoshi

Research Interests

  • Neuroaesthetics
  • Cognitive neuroscience of vision
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Cognitive research of art
  • Visual cognition and perception



Academic Education

2013-2014MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
2009-2013BA Pschology, Sophia University, Tokyo

Professional Experience

since 10/2015PhD fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
05/2015-08/2015Research Intern, Laboratory of Cognitive Research in Art History, University of Vienna, Austria
09/2014-04/2015Research Assistant, Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology, University College London, UK


Articles (in peer-reviewed journals)

Hoshi, H., & Menninghaus, W. (2018). The eye tracks the aesthetic appeal of sentences. Journal of Vision, 18(3), 1-22. doi:10.1167/18.3.19

Hoshi, H., Shigihara, Y. & Zeki, S. (under revision). Early responses to colour stimuli detected in prestriate cortex by magnetoencephalography (MEG). European Journal of Neuroscience.

Shigihara, Y., Hoshi, H., & Zeki, S. (2016). Early visual cortical responses produced by checkerboard pattern stimulation. Neuroimage,134, 532-9. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.078.


  • Tracking the eyes, tracking the aesthetic experience

    The eyes are "windows to the soul". They not only work as sensory organs, but also reflect subjective/internal states of the beholders, such as their interests, attentional foci, and emotional states. This project is devoted to elucidating ...