Dr Peter Scarfe
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Areas of Interest
My research interests are in human visual perception and perceptual learning. Current work is focused in three areas:
(1) Elucidating the sensory information and internal models people use when actively moving and navigating within their environment.
(2) Understanding how information from multiple sensory modalifies is integrated for perception and visuomotor control.
(3) Working out how sensory data is used to construct internal models of the physical laws governing the environment and how these models shape our perception of the world.
Techniques I use to investigate these issues include: behavioural experiments and psychophysics, stereoscopic presentation, 3D immersive virtual reality, haptic robotics, machine learning and Bayesian modelling.
Research groups / Centres
- Hornsey, R. L., Hibbard, P. B. and Scarfe, P. (2020) Size and shape constancy in consumer virtual reality. Behavior Research Methods. ISSN 1554-351X doi: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-019-01336-9
- Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2019) The science behind virtual reality displays. Annual Review of Vision Science, 5 (1). pp. 529-547. ISSN 1941-1413 doi: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-vision-091718-014942
- Hornsey, R. L., Hibbard, P. B. and Scarfe, P. (2016) Binocular depth judgments on smoothly curved surfaces. PLoS ONE, 11 (11). e0165932. ISSN 1932-6203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165932
- Hornsey, R. L., Hibbard, P. and Scarfe, P. (2015) Ordinal judgements of depth in monocularly- and binocularly-viewed photographs of complex natural scenes. In: Proceedings of the International Conference of 3D Imaging, Liege.
- Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2015) Using high-fidelity virtual reality to study perception in freely moving observers. Journal of Vision, 15 (9). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1534-7362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/15.9.3
- Scarfe, P. and Glennerster, A. (2014) Humans use predictive kinematic models to calibrate visual cues to three-dimensional surface slant. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (31). pp. 10394-10401. ISSN 1529-2401 doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1000-14.2014
- Johnston, A. and Scarfe, P. (2013) The role of the harmonic vector average in motion integration. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7. 146. ISSN 1662-5188 doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2013.00146
- Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. B. (2013) Reverse correlation reveals how observers sample visual information when estimating three-dimensional shape. Vision Research, 86. pp. 115-127. ISSN 0042-6989 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2013.04.016
- Hibbard, P. B., Goutcher, R., O'Kane, L. M. and Scarfe, P. (2012) Misperception of aspect ratio in binocularly viewed surfaces. Vision Research, 70. pp. 34-43. ISSN 0042-6989 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2012.08.003
- Scarfe, P. and Johnston, A. (2011) Global motion coherence can influence the representation of ambiguous local motion. Journal of Vision, 11 (12). 6. ISSN 1534-7362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/11.12.6
- Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. (2011) Statistically optimal integration of biased sensory estimates. Journal of Vision, 11 (7). 12. ISSN 1534-7362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/11.7.12
- Scarfe, P. and Johnston, A. (2010) Motion drag induced by global motion Gabor arrays. Journal of Vision, 10 (5). 14. ISSN 1534-7362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/10.5.14
- Scarfe, P. and Hibbard, P. (2005) Disparity-defined objects moving in depth do not elicit three-dimensional shape constancy. Vision Research. ISSN 0042-6989
PhD Psychology University of St Andrews
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