Victor Shiramizu

Victor Shiramizu
University of Glasgow | UofG · Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology

Ph.D

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February 2015 - June 2015
University of New Mexico
Position
  • Visiting graduate student
February 2012 - March 2016
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Position
  • PhD

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Objective: The Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis proposes that women will show increased pathogen disgust at points in the menstrual cycle when progesterone is high, compensating for the immunosuppressive effects of progesterone. However, evidence for the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis from studies that used longitudinal designs to investiga...
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Research has found that attractiveness has a positive “halo effect”, where people tend to attribute socially desirable personality traits to physically attractive individuals. Several studies have documented this “attractiveness halo effect”, with most research using western samples. This study sought to examine the “attractiveness halo effect” acr...
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Multiple studies have argued that disgust, especially pathogen disgust and contamination sensitivity, change across women's ovulatory cycle, with higher levels in the luteal phase due to an increase in progesterone levels. According to the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis (CPH), women have a higher disgust sensitivity to pathogen cues when in th...
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The dominant theory of facial attractiveness judgments is that they evolved to identify healthy individuals with strong immune systems. Here, we summarize results of recent tests of this hypothesis, concluding that it has little compelling empirical support. We then propose an alternative perspective that emphasizes the effects of lifestyle health.
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Objectives A large literature exists investigating the extent to which physical characteristics (e.g., strength, weight, and height) can be accurately assessed from face images. While most of these studies have employed two-dimensional (2D) face images as stimuli, some recent studies have used three-dimensional (3D) face images because they may con...
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Many researchers have proposed that straight men prefer women’s faces displaying feminine shape characteristics at least partly because mating with such women will produce healthier offspring. Although a prediction of this adaptation-for-mate-choice hypothesis is that straight men will show stronger preferences for feminized versus masculinized ver...
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Women’s preferences for masculine characteristics in men’s faces have been extensively studied. By contrast, little is known about how gay men respond to masculine facial characteristics. One area of disagreement in the emerging literature on this topic is the association between gay men’s partnership status and masculinity preference. One study fo...
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Why do some sports fans exhibit such strong emotions when watching live matches? Identity fusion is a strong form of group alignment in which personal and group identities synergise to produce a visceral sense of “oneness” with one's team. This paper investigates its role using a three‐item state measure with high internal validity in elevating sal...
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A large literature exists investigating the extent to which physical characteristics (e.g., strength, weight, and height) can be accurately assessed from face images. While most of these studies have employed two dimensional (2D) face images as stimuli, some recent studies have used three dimensional (3D) face images because they may contain cues n...
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Over the last ten years, Oosterhof and Todorov’s valence-dominance model has emerged as the most prominent account of how people evaluate faces on social dimensions. In this model, two dimensions (valence and dominance) underpin social judgments of faces. Because this model has primarily been developed and tested in Western regions, it is unclear w...
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Research on whether prosocial behavior is deliberate or intuitive typically uses decision time in economic games as a proxy for the automaticity of underlying cognitive processes. We investigate the relationship between trust and decision time in a sample with a predicted high baseline level of cooperative behavior and low conflict between self-int...
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Pathogen disgust is thought to function primarily to reduce exposure to infectious diseases. Recent work has found that viewing trypophobic images (i.e., images showing clusters of small holes or bumps) elicits stronger negative responses in people who report greater pathogen disgust. This association has been reported for responses to trypophobic...
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Women’s preferences for masculine characteristics in men’s faces have been extensively studied. By contrast, little is known about how gay men respond to masculine facial characteristics. One area of disagreement in the emerging literature on this topic is the association between gay men’s partnership status and masculinity preference. One study fo...
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The ‘dark triad’ refers to the personality traits narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. Previous research found that participants could distinguish dark triad faces when judging images with average facial characteristics of people who scored either high or low on these traits. These results suggest that faces contain valid cues to dark tria...
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The ‘dark triad’ refers to the personality traits Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. Previous research found that participants could distinguish between images with average facial characteristics of people who scored particularly high or particularly low on dark triad traits. These results suggest that faces contain valid cues to dark t...
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Definitions of the term “empathy” have long been discussed. Recent evidence suggests that “empathy” and “concern” (also known as “compassion”) are psychologically and physiologically distinct. These distinctions directly affect the psychometric measures used to assess empathy. A new measure called the Empathy Index (EI) has been proposed that asses...
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Humans are born completely dependent on adult care for survival. To get the necessary support, newborns rely on socio-communicative abilities which have both innate and learned components. Maternal responsiveness (MR), as a critical aspect of mother-infant interaction, is a robust predictor of the acquisition of socio-communicative abilities. Howev...
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The factors underlying to the ingroup favoritism and outgroup indifference/hostility are broadly studied by social psychology, where studies report that, for example, individuals trust more and associate positive words to members of the same group. The study of these factors can help in understand phenomena such as prejudice and ethonocentrism. How...
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The factors underlying to the ingroup favoritism and outgroup indifference/hostility are broadly studied by social psychology, where studies report that, for example, individuals trust more and associate positive words to members of the same group. The study of these factors can help in understand phenomena such as prejudice and ethonocentrism. How...
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Critical periods of plasticity (CPPs) are defined by intervals of postnatal brain development wherein neuronal circuits are most susceptible to environmental influences. The CPP of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which controls executive functions, extends up to early adulthood and, like other cortical areas, reflects the maturation of perineuronal ne...
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Resumo: Os objetivos desta pesquisa foram adaptar e buscar evidências de validade para a população brasileira da versão reduzida da Experience in Close Relationship. Após procedimentos de tradução dos 12 itens, o instrumento foi respondido por 4.879 adultos de todas as regiões do país, 66% mulheres. Análises fatoriais exploratórias e confirmatórias...
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Previous studies suggested that estrogen plays a role in cognitive function by modulating the cholinergic transmission. However, most of the studies dealing with this subject have been conducted using ovariectomized rats. In the present study we evaluated the effects of physiological and supra-physiological variation of estrogen levels on scopolami...
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Instruments that assess adult attachment are based on the notion that patterns of bonding established in early childhood transpose to romantic relationships in adult life. The aim of this research was to seek validity evidences of an instrument to assess adult attachment, translated and adapted to Brazil: Experience in Close Relationships Inventory...
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Romantic relationships have a strong impact in our lives. However, an integrative approach of biological and social perspectives on this subject can lead to a better comprehension of the reasons for long or short relationships. This work aimed to contribute to Brazilian literature about this topic with a review on concepts about Love, Attachment Th...
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Introdução: Yoga vem sendo praticado há mais de três mil anos e atualmente seu conjunto de técnicas de controle do corpo e da mente tem sido adotado por milhares de pessoas em todo o mundo. Um número crescente de estudos têm atribuído ao yoga benefícios significativos para a reabilitação da saúde do indivíduo. Na mulher, o processo de envelheciment...

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