Research Projects

External Funding (Independent Administrative Institutions)
2023 –2026
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (A)). 
Principal Investigator (2023-2026). Research Project Number: 22KK0195. Budget Amount: 12,870,000 JPY.
Project Title: Neural indices of phonemes and allophonic variants, Research Project Number:

2023 – 2026
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C).

Principal Investigator (2023-2026). Research Project Number: 23K00490. Budget Amount: 3,900,000 JPY.
Project Title: Investigating the relationship between auditory discrimination and word recognition using Japanese pitch accent

2019-2023 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists.
Principal Investigator (2019-2023). Research Project Number: 19K13169. Budget Amount: 3,640,000 JPY.
Project Title: Investigation of the differences between phonetic and phonemic perception using the mismatch negativity (MMN) responses

2019-2023
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B).
Co-Investigator (2019-2023). Research  Research Project Number: 19H01753. Budget Amount: 16,250,000 JPY.
Project Title: 自閉スペクトラム症児の「聞き取り」と「読み取り」の困難さの要因を探る実証研究

2016-2019
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (B).
Principal Investigator (2016-2019). Research Project Number: 16K16884. Budget Amount: 2,730,000 JPY.
Project Title: Japanese speakers' English vowel perception assessed by event-related potentials (ERPs)

2014-2016
Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up.
Principal Investigator (2014-2016). Research Project Number: 26884062.  Budget Amount: 2,600,000 JPY.
Project Title: Second-language audiovisual training for Japanese children and adults

2010-2013
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO, ID: L10326890002)
Yasuaki SHINOHARA was funded for his PhD work at University College London.
PhD thesis: Perceptual training of English /r/ and /l/ for Japanese adults, adolescents and children

Internal Funding (Waseda University)
2022 – 2023
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project. Project Number: 2022C-074.
Title: Perception of Japanese Pitch Accent.

2021 – 2022
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project. Project Number: 2021C-107.
Project Title: Neural indices of vowel discrimination. 

2020-2021
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project. Project Number: 2020C-159.
 Project Title: Phonemic recognition and Mismatch Negativity (MMN). 

2019-2021  
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project.
Principal Investigator (2018-2019). Project Number: 2019C-143.
Project Title: A study of the relationship between phonetic and phonemic perception

2019-2020  
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project.
Principal Investigator (2018-2019). Project Number: 2019E-030.
Project Title: A cross-language study of second-language speech perception

2018-2019
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project.
Principal Investigator (2018-2019). Project Number: 2018K-159.
Project Title: Cross-language vowel perception

2017-2018
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project.
Principal Investigator (2018-2019). Project Number: 2017K-221
Project Title: ERP evaluation for second-language phonetic perception

2016-2017
Waseda University Grant for Special Research Project. Project Title: English Phonetic Perception by Japanese Speakers.
Principal Investigator (2016/2017). Project Number: 2016K-202.
Project Title: English phoneticperception by Japanese speakers