Yuki Murai


The Whitney Laboratory

Department of Psychology

University of California, Berkeley


2121 Berkeley Way, Room 3302
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720


Research Interests

The sensory information available for organisms is sometimes too noisy and impoverished to perceive the world as stable and to make appropriate decisions. I’m interested in how the visual system compensates for such a noisy sensory input to establish continuous and coherent representations of the outer world.

Brief Bio

I received a PhD in Cognitive and Behavioral Science from the University of Tokyo in 2017. I joined the Whitney lab in April 2017 as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow for overseas research.


Murai, Y. & Yotsumoto, Y. (2018).
Optimal multisensory integration leads to optimal time estimation.
Scientific Reports
Shima, S., Murai, Y., Yuasa, K., Hashimoto, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2018).
Periodic fluctuation of perceived duration.
Honma, M., Murai, Y., Shima, S., Yotsumoto, Y., Kuroda, T., Futamura, A., Shiromaru, A.,
Murakami, I., & Kawamura, M.
Spatial distortion related to time compression during spatiotemporal production in Parkinson's disease.
Neuropsychologia, 102, 61-91
Murai, Y., & Murakami, I. (2016).
The flash-lag effect and the flash-drag effect in the same display.
Journal of Vision, 16(11):31, 1-14.
Murai, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016). Timescale- and modality-dependency of the central tendency of time perception.
PLoS ONE, 11(7): e0158921.
Murai, Y., Whitaker, D., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016). The centralized and distributed nature of adaptation-induced misjudgments of time.
Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, 8, 117-123.
Shima, S., Murai, Y., Hashimoto, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016). Duration adaptation occurs across the sub- and supra-second systems.
Frontiers in Psychology, 7:114.
Murai, Y., & Yotsumoto, Y. (2016). Context-dependent neural modulations in the perception of duration.
Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:12.