Dr. Philip A. Duke

Associate Professor

Personal details

  • BA in Psychology from the University of Sheffield
  • PhD in Visual psychophysics from the University of Sheffield
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Professor I.P. Howard lab, Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Professor L.M. Wilcox lab, Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Canada


Fuggetta, G. Duke, P.A. (2017). Enhancing links between visual short term memory, visual attention and cognitive control processes through practice: An electrophysiological insight. Biological Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.04.004

Parwaga, S., Buckley, D. & Duke, P.A. (2016). Tilt representation beyond the retinotopic level. Journal of Vision. 16(11).1-13. doi:10.1167/16.3.11 IF 2.393

Fuggetta, G. Bennett, M. Duke, P.A. & Young, A.M.J. (2014). Quantitative electroencephalography as a biomarker for proneness toward developing psychosis. Schizophrenia Research. 153 (1-3). 68-77.

Bennett. M., Duke, P.A. & Fuggetta, G. (2014). Event-related potential N270 delayed and enhanced by the conjunction of relevant and irrelevant perceptual mismatch. Psychophysiology. 51(5):456-63

Duke, P.A. & Howard, I.P. (2012). Processing vertical size disparities in distinct depth planes. Journal of Vision. 12(8):10.

Duke, P.A. & Rushton, S.K. (2012). How we perceive the trajectory of an approaching object. Journal of Vision. 8;12(3):9

Porrill, J., Duke, P.A., Taroyan, N.A., Frisby, J.P. & Buckley, D. (2010). The accuracy of metric judgements: Perception of surface normal. Vision Research. 50. 1140-1157.

Rushton, S. K. & Duke, P.A. (2009). Observers cannot accurately estimate the speed of an approaching object in flight. Vision Research. 49 (15). 1919-1928.

Rushton, S. K. & Duke, P.A. (2007). The use of direction and distance information in the perception of approach trajectory. Vision Research, 47. 899-912.

Harris, L., Duke, P., & Kopinska, A. (2006). Flash lag in depth. Vision Research, 46 (17), 2735-2742.

Howard, I.P. & Duke, P.A. (2006). The transparency is in the fused image not the monocular image: Reply to Grove, Brooks, Anderson & Gillam. Vision Research, 46 (10), 1706.

Duke, P.A., Oruç, I., Qi, H. & Backus, B.T. (2006). Depth aftereffects mediated by vertical disparities: Evidence for vertical disparity driven calibration of extraretinal signals during stereopsis. Vision Research. 46. 228-241.

Wilcox, L.M. & Duke, P.A. (2005). Spatial and temporal properties of 3D surface interpolation. Perception. 34, 1325-1338.

Duke, P.A. & Howard, I.P. (2005). Vertical-disparity gradients are processed independently in different depth planes. Vision Research. 45 (15). 2025-2035.

Howard, I.P. & Duke, P.A. (2003). Monocular transparency generates quantitative depth. Vision Research. 43 (25), 2615-2621.

Wilcox, L.M. & Duke, P.A. (2003). Stereoscopic surface interpolation supports lightness constancy. Psychological Science, 14 (5), 525-530.

Duke, P.A. & Wilcox, L.M. (2003). Adaptation to vertical disparity induced-depth: implications for disparity processing. Vision Research 43 (2), 135-147.

Frisby, J.P., Buckley, D. & Duke, P.A. (1996). Evidence for good recovery of lengths of real objects seen with natural stereo viewing. Perception, 25, 129-154.


How does the brain achieve visual perception of 3D space? My research aims to provide some answers by identifying, elucidating and modelling visual perceptual processes involved.

This work uses psychophysical methods to examine visual perception in human subjects. Broadly, my research examines how the visual system uses visual cues to determine the 3D location and shape of surfaces in the world. A particular interest is the question of how disparity information provided by two eyes’ images is used to generate stereoscopic depth perception.

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