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Duncan, Robert

Duncan, Robert

Associate Professor

Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2693
Office Location: AC-4D03

Dr. Duncan's primary research interests are (1) to study the physiological mechanisms of visually guided behavior in healthy individuals and (2) to develop novel functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques to quantify neuronal, vascular, and metabolic contributions to neurodegenerative visual disorders. Dr. Duncan's current research uses fMRI to compare measurements of neuronal activity and blood flow throughout the retino-cortical pathway to standard clinical measures of visual function. Additional interests include game-based learning, undergraduate research, virtual reality, interactive digital narrative, and artificial intelligence for computer assisted learning.

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PhD University of California, San Diego Psychology 1999 
MA University of California, San Diego Psychology 1994 
BA University of California, San Diego Psychology / Music Humanities 1993 

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurodegeneration in human glaucoma
  • Individual differences in functional brain topography
  • Cortical contributions to visual and tactile spatial resolution
  • Physiology of motion perception
  • Virtual Reality
  • Game-based learning
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Interactive Digital Narrative

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