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Vision and Haptics Laboratory: Research

Research

The focus of research in the lab is the interface between technology, engineering, and perceptual psychology. A specific emphasis of our research is virtual reality and haptic robotics. Work in the lab increasingly shows the close interplay between core understanding of sensory perception and the solutions to critical applied real-world problems. 

Below you will find a list of publications from the lab. You can also visit my Google Scholar profile. 

Publications

Field, D., Cracknell, R. O., Eastwood, J. R., Scarfe, P., Williams, C. M., Zheng, Y., and Tavassoli, T. (in press). High-dose Vitamin B6 supplementation reduces anxiety and strengthens visual surround suppression. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental.

Scarfe, P. and McWilliam, A. (in press). Oncology and the Metaverse. Clinical Oncology.

Scarfe, P. (2022). Experimentally disambiguating models of sensory cue integration. Journal of Vision, 22(1), 5, 1-23. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2021). Combining cues to judge distance and direction in an immersive virtual reality environment. Journal of Vision, 21(4), 10, 1-25. pdf

Hornsey, R., Hibbard, P. B. and Scarfe, P. (2020). Size and shape constancy in consumer virtual reality. Behaviour Research Methods, 1-12. pdf

Hibbard, P. B., van Dam, L. C. J. and Scarfe, P. (2020). The implications of interpupilary distance variability for virtual reality. International Conference on 3D Immersion (IC3D) 2020. 1-7. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2019). The science behind virtual reality displays. Annual Review of Vision Science, 5, 529-547. link

Hornsey, R. L., Hibbard, P. B. and Scarfe, P. (2016). Binocular depth judgements on smoothly curved surfaces. PLOS One, 11 (11), 1-18. pdf

Hornsey, R. L., Hibbard, P. B. and Scarfe, P. (2015). Ordinal judgements of depth in monocularly- and binocularly-viewed photographs of complex natural scenes. Proceedings of the International Conference of 3D Imaging. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2015). Using high-fidelity virtual reality to study perception in freely moving observers. Journal of Vision, 15 (9), 1-11. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2014). Humans use predictive kinematic models to calibrate visual cues to three-dimensional surface slant. Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (31), 10394-10401. pdf

Johnston, A. and Scarfe, P. (2013). The role of the harmonic vector average in motion integration. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7(146). pdf

Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. B. (2013). Reverse correlation reveals how observers sample visual information when estimating three-dimensional shape. Vision Research, 86, 115-127. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Johnston, A. (2011). Global motion coherence can influence the representation of ambiguous local motion. Journal of Vision, 11(12), 1-11. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. B. (2011). Statistically optimal integration of biased sensory estimates. Journal of Vision, 11(7), 1-17. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Johnston, A. (2010). Motion drag induced by global motion Gabor arrays. Journal of Vision, 10(5), 1-15. pdf

Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. B. (2006). Disparity-defined objects moving in depth do not elicit three-dimensional shape constancy. Vision Research, 46, 1599-1610. pdf

Submitted / preprints

Hibbard, P. B., Goutcher, R., Hornsey, R. L., Hunter, D. W. and Scarfe, P. (submitted). Luminance contrast provides metric depth information.

Manuscripts in preparation

Gootjes-Dreesbach, L., Peter Scarfe and Andrew Glennerster. (in prep). Detecting 3D location change in the presence of grouping cues. See poster.

Scarfe, P., Gootjes-Dreesbach, L. and Glennerster, A. (in prep). Sensory cues used to determine 3D world stability. See poster and poster.

Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. B. (in prep). A Bayesian model of distance perception from ocular convergence. See poster.

Skevik, J. and Scarfe, P. (in prep). Multisensory Detection: Using Vision and Haptics to detect hidden objects. See poster.

Hibbard, P. B., Hornsey, R., Scarfe, P. and Khan, N. Z. (in prep). The contribution of binocular and motion cues to depth realism in complex naturalistic scenes.

Book reviews / other

Scarfe, P. (2004). Sight unseen: An exploration of conscious and unconscious vision. Perception, 33, 1400-1402. pdf

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