Duncan, Robert
 

Duncan, Robert

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2693
Office Location: AC-4D03
rduncan@york.cuny.edu
http://transformativegames.org/

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
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 
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, and interactive digital narrative.

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

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Daiute C. & Duncan R.O.. "Interactive Imagining in Interactive Digital Narrative." In: Nunes N., Oakley I., Nisi V. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 10690 2017: 282-285.

Duncan R.O., Sample, P.A., Bowd, C., Weinreb, R.N., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Arterial spin labeling fMRI measurements of decreased blood flow in primary visual cortex correlates with decreased visual function in human glaucoma." Journal of Vision Research. 60 2012: 51-60.

Bai, X., Duncan, R.O., Horowitz, B., Glodstein, S., Graffeo, J., Lavin, J.. "The added value of 3D simulations in healthcare education." International Journal of Nursing Education. 4(2) 2012: 67-72.

Bai, X., Lavin, J., Duncan, R.O.. "Are we there yet? Lessons learned through promoting 3D learning in higher education." The International Journal of Learning. 18(6) 2012: 1-14.

Bai, X., Horowitz, B., Duncan, R.O., Glodstein, S., Graffeo, J., Lavin, J.. "Designing Case Studies through 3D Simulations for the Health Professions." Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. 2011: 907-910.

Lu K., Perthen, J.E., Duncan, R.O., Zangwill, L.M., & Liu, T.T.. "Non-invasive Measurement of the Cerebral Blood Flow Response in Human Lateral Geniculate Nucleus with Arterial Spin Labeling fMRI." Human Brain Mapping. 29(10) 2008: 1207-14.

Duncan, R.O. & Boynton, G.M.. "Tactile Hyperacuity Thresholds Correlate with Finger Maps in Primary Somatosensory Cortex (S1)." Cerebral Cortex. 17(12) 2007: 2878-91.

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., Bowd, C., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Retinotopic Organization of Primary Visual Cortex in Glaucoma: A Method for Comparing Cortical Function with Damage to the Optic Disk." Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 48(2) 2007: 733-44.

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., Bowd, C., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Retinotopic Organization of Primary Visual Cortex in Glaucoma: Comparing Cortical Function with Visual Field Loss." Prog Retin Eye Res. 26(1) 2007: 38-56.

Duncan, R.O. & Boynton, G.M.. "Cortical Magnification within Human Primary Visual Cortex Correlates with Acuity Thresholds." Neuron. 38(4) 2003: 659-71.

Duncan, R.O., Albright, T.D., & Stoner, G.R.. "Occlusion and the interpretation of visual motion: Perceptual and neuronal effects of context." Journal of Neuroscience. 20(15) 2000: 5885-97.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Duncan, R.O.. "Imaging of Glaucomatous Neuronal Degeneration in the Central Nervous System." In Carl Erb (Ed.), Search on Glaucoma. Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica. 2010: .

Albright, T.D., Croner, L.J., Duncan, R.O., & Stoner, G.R.. "Neuronal bases of perceptual organization in the primate visual system." In R. Kimchi, M. Behrmann, & C. Olson (Eds.) Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2003: .

Albright, T.D., Croner, L.J., Duncan, R.O., & Stoner, G.R.. "The influence of context on visual motion processing." In G.T. Buracas, O. Ruksenas, G.M. Boynton, & T.D. Albright (Eds.) Modulation of neuronal responses: Implications for Active Vision. Netherlands: IOP Press. 2003: .

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Duncan, R.O.. "Virtual Reality Blended Learning (VRBL) for Engaging Learners in Evidence-Based Reasoning." Poster presented at the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL): NSF Cyberlearning Conference, Washington D.C.. 2017: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Infusing Computer Science and Design-Based Research into Psychology Courses to Improve Engagement and Retention." Poster accepted to the OH-PKAL conference at University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. 2017: .

Deng, R. & Duncan, R.O.. "A Games-Based Learning Approach to Teaching and Assessing Structure-Function Relationships in Functional Neuroanatomy." Poster presented at the 3rd Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY. 2016: .

Fahim, K. & Duncan, R.O.. "A Novel Method for Controlling Narrative Flow in Games." Poster presented at the 3rd Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY. 2016: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Student Identification of Reliable Source Materials is Affected by Processing Fluency." Poster presented at the OH-PKAL conference at Capital University, Columbus, OH. 2016: .

Olcum, E. & Duncan, R.O.. "A Novel Method for Measuring and Fostering Growth Mindset Using Games." Poster presented at the 3rd Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY. 2016: .

Duncan, R.O.. "The Transformative Games Initiative: Blending Undergraduate Research with Games-Based Learning." Poster presented at the OH-PKAL conference at Otterbein University, Columbus, OH. 2015: .

McIntosh, S. and Duncan, R.O.. "Restaurant Rockstar: A Mobile Game that Teaches Students How to Read Nutritional Fact Labels." Poster presented at the Second Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY. 2015: .

Weir, N., Reyeka, R., and Duncan, R.O.. "Improved Visualization of Multidimensional Mass Cytometry Data." Poster presented at the Second Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY. 2015: .

Simons, A.R. and Duncan, R.O.. "“Panic Attackers!” A Digital Card Game to Educate College Freshmen about Anxiety Disorders." Poster presented at the Second Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY. 2015: .

Duncan, R.O. & Grosskopf, N.. "Broadening Participation and Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research at York College, a Primary Undergraduate Institution in the CUNY Consortium." Poster presented at the CUR Summit for State Systems and Consortia. 2014: .

Duncan, R.O.. "The Transformative Games Initiative: Learning by Design.." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Hamid, A. and Duncan, R.O.. "Lerpz Behaves: A Game to Teach Applied Behavioral Analysis.." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Mehta, H. and Duncan, R.O.. "Unbiased: A Game to Reduced Errors in Cognitive and Social Biases.." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Dhar, S. and Duncan, R.O.. "Using a Board Game to Teach Students About Divided Attention." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Lin, X. and Duncan, R.O.. "Improving Decision Making for Extreme Prospects Using a Board Game." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Aponte, A. and Duncan, R.O.. "iSketch: A Digital Art Therapy Game to Improve Self-Esteem." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Flores, H. and Duncan, R.O.. "Saving Mikey: A Digital Game to Educate At-Risk College Students About Depression.." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Restitullo, E. and Duncan, R.O.. "Critical Thinker: A Digital Game that Teaches Critical Thinking Skills to College Freshman." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

McIntosh, S. and Duncan, R.O.. "Restaurant Rockstar: A Digital Game that Teaches Student How to Read Nutritional Fact Labels." In Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smalle, M. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival, (pp. 14-18) New York, NY. 2014: .

Duncan, R. O.. "Integrating Inquiry-Based Learning and Undergraduate Research." Poster presented at the CUNY Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. 2014: .

Bashir, B., Mokrue, K., & Duncan, R.O.. "Using Game-Based Learning to Educate At-Risk Students About Anxiety Disorders." Poster accepted to the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI. 2013: .

Bai, X., Duncan, R.O., Graffeo, J., Lavin, J., & Wright, R.. "Developing 3D Simulations for Health Education." Paper presented at the 11th Annual CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY. 2012: .

Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Duncan, R.O., Offenholley, K., Potter, L., & Smale, M.A.. "Gaming Across the Curriculum." Paper presented at the 11th Annual CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY. 2012: .

Horowitz, B., Bai, X., Duncan, R.O., Glodstein, S., Graffeo, J., Lavin, J.. "Infusing Gerontology across Academic Disciplines through Virtual and Service Learning Pedagogies." Paper presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's 38th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. 2012: .

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Bowd, C., Weinreb, R.N., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Resting Cerebral Blood Flow in Human Glaucoma." Paper presented at the Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Miami, FL. 2008: .

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., Bowd, C., & Zangwill, L.M.. "MRI Detection of Post-Retinal Neurodegeneration in Human Glaucoma: Association with Optic Disk Damage and Visual Field Loss." Poster presented at the Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Miami, FL. 2007: .

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Retinotopic Organization of Human Primary Visual Cortex Correlates with the Pattern of Visual Field Thresholds." Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the International Perimetric Society, Portland, OR. 2006: .

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Retinotopic Organization of Primary Visual Cortex Correlates with Visual Function and Optic Nerve Head Structure in the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study (DIGS)." Paper presented at the Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Miami, FL. 2006: .

Duncan RO. "Measuring Glaucoma with fMRI." Optometric Glaucoma Society Proceedings 2005: Review of Optometry Supplement. 2006: .

Lu, K., Perthen, J., Duncan, R.O., Zangwill, L.M., & Liu, T.T.. "Detecting LGN Activation in Human Using Quantitative Perfusion-based FMRI: A Feasibility Study." Paper presented at ISMRM. 2006: .

Lu, K., Perthen, J., Duncan, R.O., Zangwill, L.M., & Liu, T.T.. "Perfusion-based FMRI in human LGN and visual cortex reveals a regional difference in the coupling between blood flow and oxygen metabolism." Paper presented at ISMRM. 2006: .

Lu, K., Zangwill, L.M., Duncan, R.O., Wong, E.C., Wu, W.C., Restom, K., & Liu, T.T.. "Functional Perfusion Imaging of Human Retina with Arterial Spin Labeling MRI." Paper presented at ISMRM. 2005: .

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Retinotopic Organization in Glaucoma Measured with FMRI in the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study." Poster presented at the Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Miami, FL. 2005: .

Stoner, G.R., Duncan, R.O., & Albright, T.D.. "Area MT Responses to Contrast-Modulated Stimuli May Encode Depth-From-Dynamic Occlusion." Poster presented at the Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Miami, FL. 1998: .

Stoner, G.R. & Duncan, R.O.. "Stereo-based terminator classification affects area MT responses." Poster presented at the Associate for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Miami, FL. 1997: .

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Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Owens, E.A. & Duncan, R.O.. "Bodily Self-Consciousness in Virtual Reality: Physiological Correlates of Presence and Embodiment." Poster presented at the York College Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2018: .

Khan, R.Y. & Duncan, R.O.. "A Framework for Measuring Creativity in Collaborative Digital Spaces." Poster presented at the York College Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2018: .

Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Cassidy, J., Offenholley, K., Smale, M., Stallard, C., Sturm, D. & Wallace, A.A. (Eds.). "Proceedings of the CUNY Games Festival 4.0. New York, NY: The CUNY Games Network." . 2018: .

Duncan, R.O. (Producer). "Carolyn Stallard [Episode 6]." The CUNY Games Network Show [Video Web Blog]. 2018, January 16: .

Duncan, R.O. (Producer). "Deborah Sturm [Episode 5]." The CUNY Games Network Show [Video Web Blog]. 2018, January 1: .

Duncan, R.O. (Producer). "Robert Duncan [Episode 3]." The CUNY Games Network Show [Video Web Blog]. 2017, November 14: .

Duncan, R.O. (Producer). "Joe Bisz [Episode 2]." The CUNY Games Network Show [Video Web Blog]. 2017, September 15: .

Duncan, R.O. & Brundage, L.. "Game-Design Based Research: Infusing 21st Century Skills into the Classroom." Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Research in the Classroom Workshop, New York, NY. 2016: .

Duncan, R.O. (Ed.). "Proceedings of the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at York College of the City University of New York. New York, NY: York College Office of Undergraduate Research. [Edited Conference Proceedings]." . 2016: .

Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J. Cassidy, J.S., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Smale, M., & Sturm, D. (Eds.). "Proceedings of the 3rd CUNY Games Festival. New York, NY: The CUNY Games Network. [Edited Conference Proceedings]." . 2016: .

Duncan, R.O. (Producer). "Carlos Hernandez [Episode 4]." The CUNY Games Network Show [Video Web Blog]. 2017, November 28: .

Duncan, R.O. (Producer). "Kathleen Offeneholley [Episode 1]." The CUNY Games Network Show [Video Web Blog]. 2016, November 16: .

Rosario, A. and Duncan, R.O.. "Evidence of Diminished Neuronal Activity in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Patients with Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma." Poster presented at the Sixth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2015: .

Duncan, R.O. (Ed.). "Proceedings of the 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at York College of the City University of New York. New York, NY: York College Office of Undergraduate Research. [Edited Conference Proceedings]." . 2015: .

Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Smale, M., & Sturm, D. (Eds.). "Proceedings of the 2nd CUNY Games Festival. New York, NY: The CUNY Games Network. [Edited Conference Proceedings]." . 2015: .

Weir, N., Reyeka, R., and Duncan, R.O.. "Improved Visualization of Multidimensional Mass Cytometry Data." Poster presented at the Fifth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2014: .

McIntosh, S. and Duncan, R.O.. "Restaurant Rockstar: A Mobile Game that Teaches Students How to Read Nutritional Fact Labels." Poster presented at the Fifth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2014: .

Simons, A.R. and Duncan, R.O.. "“Panic Attackers!” A Digital Card Game to Educate College Freshmen about Anxiety Disorders." Poster presented at the Fifth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2014: .

Duncan, R.O., Weir, N., & Reyeka, R.. "tSNE Viewer [Educational Software]." . 2014: .

Duncan, R.O. (Ed.). "Proceedings of the 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at York College of the City University of New York. New York, NY: York College Office of Undergraduate Research. [Edited Conference Proceedings]." . 2014: .

Duncan, R.O., Bisz, J., Crocco, F., Hernandez, C., Offenholly, K., Potter, L., & Smale, M. (Eds.). "Proceedings of the 1st CUNY Games Festival. New York, NY: The CUNY Games Network. [Edited Conference Proceedings]." . 2014: .

Rothberg, B.L., Gilman, S.L., Kaur, K., Lazarus, M.B., and Duncan, R.O.. "A Pedagogical Review of ‘Draw Dataset:’ An Application to Define Regions of Interest in Brain Images." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Kaur, K., Gilman, S.L., Lazarus, M.B., Rothberg, B.L., and Duncan, R.O.. "A Pedagogical Review of ‘3dREMLfit:’ An Application for Conducting Voxelwise Regression in fMRI." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Lazarus, M.B., Gilman, S.L., Kaur, K., Rothberg, B.L., and Duncan, R.O.. "A Pedagogical Review of ‘to3D:’ An Application to Convert 2D Anatomical Brain Images into 3D Reference Volumes." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Gilman, S.L., Kaur, K., Lazarus, M.B., Rothberg, B.L., and Duncan, R.O.. "A Pedagogical Review of ‘3dVolReg’ & ‘3dWarpDrive:’ Applications for Alignment of Brain Images." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Narlis, N., Tyrer, E., and Duncan, R.O.. "Developing a Mobile Barcode Scanner as a Platform for Game Based Learning." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Aponte, A., and Duncan, R.O.. "A Pedagogic Method for Teaching Students Object-Oriented Programming." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Aponte, A., Bashir, B., Cook, P., Hamid, A., McIntosh, S., Mehta, H., Novoseletsky, J., and Duncan, R.O.. "Using Art Therapy to Improve Self-Esteem in Students At-Risk for Depression." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Bashir, B., Mokrue, K., and Duncan, R.O.. "Panic Attackers! A Card Game to Educate Students About Anxiety Disorders." Poster presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Cook, P., Aponte, A., Bashir, B., Hamid, A., McIntosh, S., Mehta, H., Novoseletsky, J., and Duncan, R.O.. "Brain Slap! A Fast-Paced Card Game Designed to Teach Neuroanatomy." Poster presented at the York College Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Hamid, A., Aponte, A., Bashir, B., Cook, P., McIntosh, S., Mehta, H., Novoseletsky, J., and Duncan, R.O.. "Using Game Mechanics to Teach Applied Behavioral Analysis." Poster presented at the York College Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

McIntosh, S., Aponte, A., Bashir, B., Cook, P., Hamid, A., Mehta, H., Novoseletsky, J., and Duncan, R.O.. "Restaurant Rockstar! A Game to Improve Health Literacy in College Freshman." Poster presented at the York College Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Mehta, H., Aponte, A., Bashir, B., Cook, P., Hamid, A., McIntosh, S., Novoseletsky, J., and Duncan, R.O.. "Using Game Mechanics to Improve Performance on Tasks Related to Cognitive Biases." Poster presented at the York College Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Novoseletsky, J., Aponte, A., Bashir, B., Cook, P., Hamid, A., McIntosh, S., Mehta, H., and Duncan, R.O.. "Using Game Mechanics and Electroencephalography to Improve Retention." Poster presented at the York College Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2013: .

Duncan, R.O. & McIntosh, S.. "Restaurant Rockstar [Educational Software]." . 2013: .

Duncan, R.O. & Aponte, A.. "iSketch [Educational Software]." . 2013: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Where’s Wanda? [Educational Software]." . 2013: .

Lin, X., Chirico, L., Dhar, S., Gilman, S. & Duncan, R.O.. "Using Game Mechanics to Improve Decision Making for Extreme Prospects in High School Students." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Gilman, S., Chirico, L., Dhar, S., Lin, X. & Duncan, R.O.. "Exposing In-Group Biases for Ethnicity Using Educational Games." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Chirico, L., Dhar, S., Gilman, S., Lin, X., & Duncan, R.O.. "Using A Game with a Linear Narrative to Teach Teens About Decision Making in Risky Situations." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Dhar, S., Chirico, L., Gilman, S., Lin, X., & Duncan, R.O.. "Using A Board Game to Affect Attitudes About Multitasking." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Cook, P.M. and Duncan. R.O.. "A Two-Pronged Approach to Making Games for Social Change." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Chouhan, V., Seenaraine, S., and Duncan R.O.. "An Method for Drawing on 2D Surfaces in a 3D Game Engine." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Seenaraine, S., Cook, P., McIntosh, S., Chouhan, V. & Duncan, R.O.. "Using Videogames to Change Attitudes About Time Management and Stress." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

De La Cruz, R., Flores, H., Restitullo, E., Seenaraine, S., & Duncan, R.O.. "An Assessment of Open-Source Technologies for the Development of Serious Games." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Restitullo, E., Flores, H., De La Cruz, R., Seenaraine, S., & Duncan, R.O.. "Using Video Games to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in College Freshman." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Flores, H., Restitullo, E., De La Cruz, R., Seenaraine, S., & Duncan, R.O.. "Using Video Games to Educate At-Risk College Students About Depression." Poster presented at the Third Annual York College Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2012: .

Tadmor, MD, Duncan, RO, Pe’er, D. "Code Breakers [Educational Software]." Science Expo 2012: The School at Columbia University. 2012: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Ask the Brains: What are the structural differences in the brain between animals that are self-aware and other vertebrates?." Scientific American Mind. March 2012: .

Flores, H., Restitullo, E., De La Cruz, R., Seenaraine, S., & Duncan, R.O.. "myBook: Depression [Educational Software]." . 2012: .

Restitullo, E., Flores, H., De La Cruz, R., Seenaraine, S., & Duncan, R.O.. "myBook: Critical Thinking [Educational Software]." . 2012: .

Duncan, R.O.. "myBook: Prospect Theory and Decision Making [Educational Software]." . 2011: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Ask the Brains: Why can most people remember a color, but only a few people remember a pitch?." Scientific American Mind. April 2011: .

Aminov, S., Smickle, W. & Duncan, R.O.. "Spatial Navigation Tasks Facilitate the Encoding of Long-Term Memories." Poster presented at the Second Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2011: .

Kim, A., Loh, D., Mucha, N., Peters, M., & Duncan, R.O.. "The effect of game mechanics on decision-making in high school students using a card game based on prospect theory." Poster presented at the Second Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY. 2011: .

Duncan, R.O.. "The Physiology of Human Glaucoma." Poster presented at the Graduate orientation seminar for the Department of Biology at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. 2011: .

Medina, J., Alsaidi, R., Arshad, D., & Duncan, R.O.. "Evaluating the accuracy of multiple uncertain prospects in a game-like variation of the prospect theory paradigm." Poster presented at the Second Annual York College Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2011: .

Arshad, D., Medina, J., Alsaidi, R., & Duncan, R.O.. "Evaluating gender differences in a game-like choice paradigm with multiple uncertain prospects." Poster presented at the Second Annual York College Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2011: .

Alsaidi, R., Arshad, D., Medina, J., & Duncan, R.O.. "Arbitrary reinforcement and task difficulty in a game-like choice paradigm with multiple uncertain prospects." Poster presented at the Second Annual York College Undergraduate Research Day, Jamaica, NY. 2011: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Ask the Brains: How Do We ‘See’ with Our Eyes Closed When Dreaming?." Scientific American Mind. 2010: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Arterial spin labeling fMRI measurements in primary visual cortex correlate with clinical measurements of visual function in glaucoma." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 2010: .

Duncan, R.O. & French, N.. "Jazz Buddy (Version 1.0) [Educational Software]." iTunes. 2009: .

Duncan, R.O.. "Ask the Brains: Why Do We Have Trouble Facing Our Credit Cards the "Right" Way?." Scientific American Mind. 2009: .

Duncan, R.O., Sample, P.A., Weinreb, R.N., & Zangwill, L.M.. "Retinotopic Organization of Human Primary Visual Cortex Reflects Damage to Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer in Glaucoma." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. 2005: .

Duncan, R.O. & Boynton, G.M.. "Cortical Magnification within the Finger Map of Human Primary Somatosensory Cortex (SI) Correlates with Tactile Acuity Thresholds." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 2004: .

Duncan, R.O. & Boynton, G.M.. "Cortical magnification factor in human primary visual cortex correlates with Vernier acuity thresholds." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL. 2002: .

Duncan, R.O. & Boynton, G.M.. "Areal cortical magnification factor in humans predicts Vernier acuity thresholds." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, FL. 2002: .

Boynton, G.M. & Duncan, R.O.. "Visual Acuity Correlates with Cortical Magnification Factors in Human V1." Paper presented at J. Opt. Soc. Am.. 2002: .

Duncan, R.O., Albright, T.D., & Stoner, G.R.. "Disparity-based surface segmentation influences perceived motion and oculomotor responses." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami, FL. 1999: .

Duncan, R.O. & Stoner, G.R.. "The influence of stereo-based feature classification on motion processing in area MT." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA. 1997: .

Duncan, R.O., Stoner, G.R., & Albright, T.D.. "Gating of perceptual motion coherence by foreground/background interpretation: Neural correlates in area MT." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 1995: .

Duncan, R.O., Stoner, G.R. & Albright, T.D.. "Perceptual motion coherence and oculomotor responses to transparent plaids." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami, FL. 1994: .

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Blended Learning with Virtual Reality " 2018: Lecture presented at The CUNY Graduate Center (PSYCH 80103: Seminar in Special Topics; Dr. Colette Daiute, Instructor), New York, NY.

" Introduction to Game Design and Programming in the Unity Game Engine " 2018: Workshop presented at the CUNY Games Conference 4.0, New York, NY.

" NSF Problem-Solving Session " 2018: Workshop presented at the CUNY Games Conference 4.0, New York, NY.

" Two Players, One Zebra: Effects of Sharing an Avatar on the Perception of Presence in Virtual Reality " 2017: Paper presented at the Games for Change VR Brain Jam, New York, NY.

" Game Design as a Classroom Laboratory for Any Discipline " 2017: Lecture presented at The CUNY Graduate Center (PSYCH 80103: Seminar in Special Topics; Dr. Colette Daiute, Instructor), New York, NY.

" The Theory and Practice of Game-Based Learning " 2017: Paper presented at Teach@CUNY Day, New York, NY.

" An Introduction to Game-Based Learning and the CUNY Games Network " 2017: Workshop presented to the leadership at the CUNY Center for Teaching and Learning, New York, NY.

" Game-Based Learning and the Learning Sciences " 2016: Paper presented at Revolutionary Learning, New York, NY.

" The neurophysiology of learning and memory " 2016: Workshop presented for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

" Game design as classroom laboratory " 2016: Workshop presented for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

" Advice for a Young Investigator " 2016: Paper presented at the York College Undergraduate Research Club, Jamaica, NY.

" Transformative Games Initiative: Game Design as a Classroom Laboratory for Any Discipline " 2016: Paper presented at the 3rd Annual CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY.

" Leaving the Hallowed Halls: Various Ways of Working in Research " 2015: Panel discussion hosted by AtelierPhD at The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

" The Curious Path to Understanding " 2015: Paper presented at the Sixth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY.

" The History and Value of Undergraduate Research " 2014: Paper presented at the York College Undergraduate Research Club Lecture Series, Jamaica, NY.

" Game Changers: The Neuroscience of How Games Help Us Learn " 2014: Paper presented at the CUNY School of Professional Studies Workplace Learning Insights Series. New York, NY.

" Faculty Workload Issues in Undergraduate Research: Supporting Student Learning Outcomes by Getting Support Yourself " 2014: Symposium conducted at the York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

" The Correct Tool for the Job: Game-Based Learning for Behavioral Change " 2014: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY.

" Undergraduate Research: Models and Practices " 2014: Symposium conducted at the York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

" Infusing Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum " 2014: Symposium conducted at the York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

" Early Detection of Eye Disease " 2013: Paper presented at the Fourth Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY.

" Career Transition: Teaching and Research at a Liberal Arts College " 2013: Paper presented at the University of California at San Diego Department of Psychology, San Diego, CA.

" Game Development Tools and Strategies for Education " 2013: Paper presented at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, New York, NY.

" Helping Students Engage with Primary Literature: Motivation and Methods " 2013: Symposium conducted at the York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

" Beyond Blackboard: Using Social Media In and Out the Classroom " 2013: Symposium conducted at the York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

" Research by Design " 2012: Paper presented at the York College Research Conversations Lecture Series, Jamaica, NY.

" Implementing Serious Games in the Classroom " 2011: Symposium conducted at the CUNY Ed Tech Webinar on Game Based Learning, New York, NY.

" Using Serious Games to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in College Freshmen " 2011: Poster presented at the Annual Day of Assessment for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

" Early Detection of Eye Disease: We only see what we think we see. You see? " 2011: Paper presented at the Second Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY.

" Invited Talk " 2011: World Glaucoma Congress in Munich [Declined due to lack of funding].

" Invited Talk " 2010: World Glaucoma Congress in Paris [Declined due to lack of funds].

" The Guile of Perception and the Insidiousness of Glaucoma " 2010: Paper presented at the First Annual York College Summer Research Program, Jamaica, NY.

" It's All in Your Head: Cortical Contributions to Visual Acuity and Glaucoma " 2009: Paper presented at the CUNY Graduate Neuroscience Seminar Series of City College, New York, NY.

" Using fMRI to Assess Neurodegeneration in Human Glaucoma " 2009: Paper presented at the CUNY Neuropsychology Lecture Series at Queens College, Queens, NY.

" Decreased Cerebral Blood Flow in Human Glaucoma " 2009: Paper presented at the World Glaucoma Congress, Berlin, Germany.

" Using MRI to Measure Individual Differences in Behavior and the Brain’s Response to Injury " 2009: Paper presented at the York College Provost Lecture Series, Jamaica, NY.

" Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Glaucoma Using Arterial Spin Labeling " 2007: Paper presented at the Glaucoma Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Think Tank, New York, NY.

" MRI Detection of Post-Retinal Neurodegeneration in Human Glaucoma: Association with Optic Disk Damage and Visual Field Loss " 2007: Paper presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophtholmology, Miami, FL.

" Measuring Glaucoma with fMRI " 2005: Paper presented at the Optometric Glaucoma Society, San Diego, CA.

" Measuring the Cortical Representation of Visual Acuity with MRI " 2002: Paper presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Nomination for the Feliks Gross Endowment Award: 2014.

York College Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Research Engagement: 2013.

Microsoft “Partners in Learning” / Daily Edventures – Global Hero in Education: 2013.

York College Online-Hybrid Course Development Program: 2010.

World Glaucoma Association – Travel Award: 2009.

World Glaucoma Association – Future Impact Award: 2008.

UCSD Health Sciences Subcommittee Award: 2008.

UCSD Health Sciences Subcommittee Award: 2007.

The Glaucoma Research Foundation: 2006.

Heidelberg Engineering Young Investigator’s Award: 2006.

International Perimetric Association travel award: 2006.

NEI travel award: 2005.

NRSA Post-doctoral Fellowship: 1999.

SAIN Training Grant: 1997.

Cota Robles Research Fellowship: 1993.

Grants-In-Aid

CUNY Doctoral Student Research Grant (DSRG, Round 13): Role - Mentor, Virtual Reality Blended Learning (VRBL) to Improve Critical Thinking and Interpretation of Semantic Knowledge. 2018: $1463.

PSC-CUNY 48 TRAD A, Virtual Reality Blended Learning (VRBL) for Engaging Learners in Disciplinary Literacy. 2017: $3449.

CUNY Advance Start-Up Grant, Transformative Games Initiative. 2015: $15,786.

PSC-CUNY 45 TRAD B, Beyond Liberal vs. Conservative: Transcending the One-Dimensionality of Ideological Discourse in Psychology. 2014-2015: $5748.

Leaders on the Fast Track Video Game Innovation Fellowship, Restaurant Rockstar! A Game to Improve Health Literacy in College Freshman. 2013-2014: $1000.

PSC-CUNY 44 Traditional B Research Award, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Glaucoma. 2013-2014: $5310.

CETL Title III Grant for Teaching Excellence Program, The “MyBook” Project: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Freshmen Using Game-like Virtual Simulations. 2010-2011: $3000.

PSC-CUNY 41 Research Award, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Glaucoma. 2010-2011: $4375.77.

UCSD Health Sciences Subcommittee on Research, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Glaucoma. 2007 to 2008: $10,000.

The Glaucoma Foundation, Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of function-specific vision loss in glaucoma. 2006 to 2007: $35,000.

National Eye Institute, Effects of Spatial Attention in Visual Areas. 2000 to 2003: $109,300.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Ad hoc reviewer for Cerebral Cortex, Brain, Survey of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Neuroscience and Investigative Health “Wellcome Trust," Nature Neuroscience, Vision Research, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, Journal of Glaucoma.: 1994 to present.

Professional society memberships: American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Society for Neuroscience, Vision Sciences Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, International Perimetric Society, BayCHI, International Game Developers Association, Game Audio Network Guild, NYC Game Developers Meetup, National Council on Undergraduate Research, New York Academy of Sciences.: 1994 to present.

Ad hoc book reviewer for Byers, A. & Crocco, F. (Eds.). (2016). The Role-Playing Society: Essays on the Popular Influence of Role-Playing Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers.: 2016.

Conference Planning Committee for “Revolutionary Learning” (Dr. David Seelow, Director). Hosted by Excelsior College, Albany, NY: 2016.

Doctoral Advisory Committee (Wei Zhou, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio):: 2015 to 2016.

Educational Software Development - Audio Artillery: 2009 to 2016.

ScholarNexus - Consultant and moderator for MyNYScience.com, online social networking for New York scientists: 2007 to 2011.

Reuters Insight Consultants - Providing commentary and evaluation of scientific reports to be described in the popular press: 2008 to 2010.