Katsumi Watanabe is Professor at Waseda University and Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He received BA in experimental psychology and MA in life sciences from the University of Tokyo and his PhD in Computation and Neural Systems from California Institute of Technology, for his work in cross-modal interaction in humans. He was a research fellow at National Institute of Health (USA) and a researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (Japan). His laboratory research focuses on perception, cognition, action, decision making, social perception, individual difference, brain functions, and affective science. The main themes include:scientific investigations on explicit and implicit processes in human perception, cognition and action, interdisciplinary approaches to cognitive sciences, practical applications of knowledge of cognitive, neuro and affective sciences.