Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., University of California, San Diego
Training Area: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of visual function
Research Focus: Neuroscience
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. Dr. Duncan’s secondary research interest is in developing and assessing the value of Serious Games in education.