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John Duncan
Programme leader, Executive processes group
01223 273660
  • Selective attention from behavioural to cellular levels.
  • Action planning, frontal lobe function and intelligence.
  • Integration of cognitive and brain function.

See John Duncan's popular science book How Intelligence Happens

John Duncan at Cambridge Neuroscience

CBSU publications
SMITH. V., MITCHELL, D., DUNCAN, J. (In Press) Role of the default mode network in cognitive transitions, Cerebral Cortex [Read More]

SCHMITZ, T.W., DUNCAN, J. D. (In Press) Normalization and the cholinergic microcircuit: A unified basis for attention, Trends in Cogntiive Science [Read More]

Roca, M., Garcia, M., Ardilla, J.T., Gadea, M.L.G., Torralva, T., Ferrari, J., Ibanex, A., MANES, f., DUNCAN, J. D. (In Press) Rule reactivation and capture errors in goal directed behaviour, Cortex [Open Access]

WEN, T., MITCHELL, D. DUNCAN, J. D. (2018) Response of the multiple-demand during simple stimulus discriminations, NeuroImage, NeuroImage, 177: 79-87 [Open Access]

Woolgar, A., DUNCAN, J. , Manes, F., Fedorenko, E. (2018) Fluid intelligence is supported by the multiple-demand system not the language system , Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 200–204 [Open Access]

DUNCAN, J. D., Chylinski, MITCHELL, D.J., Bhandari, A. (2017) Complexity and compositionality in fluid intelligence, PNAS, 114(20):5295-5299 [Open Access]

Zheng1, x., Hart, M., ERZINCLIOFLU, S., Das, T., Enriquez-Geppert, S., Pickard, J.D., Antoun, N., Kirollo, R., DUNCAN, J. D., Santarius, T. (2017) Long-term Cognitive Outcome of Meningioma and the Effects of Treatment (COMET) Study Results, Poster Presentation by Nancy Zhang at the Society for British Neurological Surgeons Meeting, March 2017 Objectives: Meningioma is the most common extra-axial tumour, however, little is known about the effect of the disease and its treatment on the brain, and patients’ functional and cognitive outcomes. We hypothesised that peri-operative factors can affect patients’ cognitive outcome. Design: We aimed to identify clinical and radiological features associated with cognitive outcome in patients who had undergone resections of a supratentorial meningioma. Subjects: 28 active participants with both complete cognitive and radiological outcomes were identified in our database of focal brain injuries. The cognitive tests performed were the National Adult Reading Test (NART) and Cattell Culture Fair Test (CCFT). Methods: NART and CCFT scores were converted into intelligence quotient (IQ) scores, for use as markers of cognitive outcome. Independent t-tests and ANOVA statistics were utilised to identify features associated with lower IQ scores. Results: There was a negative correlation between age and CCFT IQ scores (r=-0.632, P=0.007). Factors predisposing patients to poorer cognitive outcomes included: recurrent tumour (P<0.05); surgical complications, e.g. infection (P<0.10); additional neurosurgical intervention for complications, e.g. haematoma (P<0.05); and haemosiderin deposition on post-operative radiology (P<0.05). Conclusions: Peri-operative features can predict patients’ cognitive outcome. Cognitive dysfunction after meningioma surgery may be more common than currently appreciated. [Read More]

TSCHENTSCHER, N., MITCHELL, D., DUNCAN, J. (2017) Fluid intelligence predicts novel rule implementation in a distributed frontoparietal network, The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(18): 4841–4847 [Open Access]

Cippolotti, L., Healey, C., Spano, B., Lecce, F., Biondo, F., Robinson, G., Chan, E., DUNCAN, J. Shallice, T., Bozzali, M. (2016) Strategy and suppression impairments after right lateral prefrontal and orbito-frontal lesions, Brain, 139(Pt 2):e10 [Open Access]

Sidhu, M.K., STRETTON, J., Winston, G.P. , McEvoy, A.W., Symms, M., Thompson, P.J. , Koepp, M.J, DUNCAN, J. S. (2016) Memory network plasticity after temporal love resection: a longtudinal functional imaging study, Brain, 139(Pt 2):415-430 [Open Access]

Cipolotti, L., Spano, B., Healy, C., Tudr-Sfetea, C., Chan, E., White, M., BIONDO, F., DUNCAN, J. (2016) Inhibition processes are dissociable and lateralized in human prefrontal cortex., Neuropsychologia, 93, 1-12 [Read More]

Woolgar, A., Jackson, J., & DUNCAN, J. (2016) Coding of visual, auditory, rule and response information in the brain: 10 years of multi-voxel pattern analysis, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 218, 1433-1454 [Read More]

Crittenden, B.M., MITCHELL, D.J., DUNCAN, J. D. (2016) Task Encoding across the Multiple Demand Cortex Is Consistent with a Frontoparietal and Cingulo-Opercular Dual Networks Distinction., The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(23), 2647-6155 [Open Access]

MITCHELL, D., BELL, A., Buckley, M., Mitchell, A., Sallet, J., DUNCAN, J. (2016) A putative multiple-demand system in the macaque brain, Journal of Neuroscience, 36(33):8574-8585 [Open Access]

Crittenden, B.M., MITCHELL, D., DUNCAN, J. (2015) Recruitment of the default mode network during a demanding act of executive control., ELife, 4:e06481 [Open Access]

EREZ, Y., DUNCAN, J. D. (2015) Discrimination of Visual Categories Based on Behavioral Relevance in Widespread Regions of Frontoparietal Cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 35(36) 12383-12393 [Read More]

FINOIA, P., MITCHELL, D., HAUK, O., Beste, c., Pizzella, v., DUNCAN, J. D. (2015) Concurrent brain responses to separate audiology and visual targets, Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(2), 1239–1247. [Open Access]

KADOSHINA, M., Kusunoki, M., Petrov, P., Sigala, N., Buckley, M.J. , Gaffan, D., DUNCAN, J. D. (2015) Spatial and temporal distribution of visual information coding in lateral prefrontal cortex, European Journal of Neuroscience, 41(1), 89-96 [Open Access]

Shafto, M.A., Tyler, L.K., Dixon, M,, Taylor, J.R., ROWE, J.B., Cusack, R., CALDER, A.J., MARSLEN-WILSON, W.D., DUNCAN, J. , DALGLEISH, T., HENSON, R,N, Brayne, C., Matthews, F.E., Cam-CAN. (2014) The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) study protocol: a cross-sectional, lifespan, multidisciplinary examination of healthy cognitive ageing, BMC Neurology, 14:204 [Open Access]

KIEVIT, R., Davis, S.W., MITCHELL, D.J., Taylor, J.R., DUNCAN, J. , Cam-CAN Research Team, HENSON, R.N. (2014) Distinct aspects of frontal lobe structure mediate age-related differences in fluid intelligence and multitasking, Nature Communications, 5:5658 [Open Access]

Roca, M., Manes, F., Cetkovichm M., Bruno, D., Ibáñez, A., Torralva, T. and DUNCAN, J. (2014) The relationship between executive functions and fluid intelligence in schizophrenia, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8:46 [Open Access]

CRITTENDEN, B. & DUNCAN, J. (2014) Task difficulty manipulation reveals multiple demand activity, but no frontal lobe hierarchy, Cerebral Cortex, 24(2), 532-540 [Open Access]

Woolgar, A., Bor, D., DUNCAN, J. (2013) Global increase in task-related fronto-parietal activity after focal frontal lobe lesion, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(9), 1542-1552 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. D. (2013) The structure of cognition: Attentional episodes in mind and brain, Neuron, 80(1),35-50 [Open Access]

Fedorenko, E., DUNCAN, J. D., Kanwisher, N. (2013) Broad domain generality in focal regions of frontal and parietal cortex, PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(41), 16616-16621 [Open Access]

DUNCAN, J. , KADOHIS, M., PETROV, P. Stokes, M., Sigala, N., Buckley, M., Gaffan, D., KUSUNOKI, M. (2013) Dynamic construction of a coherent attentional state in a prefrontal cell population, Neuron, 80(1), 235-246 [Open Access]

Woolgar, A., Bor, D., DUNCAN, J. D. (2013) Global increase in task-related activity after focal frontal lobe lesion, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(9), 1542-1552 [Read More]

Stokes, M.G., Kusunoki, M., Sigala, N., NILI, H., Gaffan, D., DUNCAN, J. (2013) Dynamic Coding for Cognitive Control in Prefrontal Cortex, Neuron, 78(2), 364-375 [Read More]

Roca, M., Manes, F., Gleichgerrcht, E., WATSON, P., Ibanez, A., THOMPSON, R., Torralva, T., DUNCAN, J. (2013) Intelligence and executive functions in frontotemporal dementia, Neuropsychologia, 51(4), 725-730 [Open Access]

DUNCAN, J. , & Miller, E.K. (2013) Adaptive neural coding in frontal and parietal cortex, In D.T. Stuss & R.T. Knight (Eds.) Principles of frontal lobe function (2nd Ed), Oxford: Oxford University Press, Chapter 20 [Read More]

Fedorenko, E., DUNCAN, J. , Kanwisher, N (2012) Language-Selective and Domain-General Regions Lie Side by Side within Broca’s Area, Current Biology, 22(21), 2059-2062 [Open Access]

FAROOQUI, A., MITCHELL, D., THOMPSON, R., DUNCAN, J. (2012) Hierarchical Organization of Cognition Reflected in Distributed Frontoparietal Activity, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(48), 17373-17381 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2012) A research agenda for 40 years and counting: Strategies and models of selective attention (1969), In J. Wolfe & L. Robertson (Eds.), From perception to consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman, 13-19, Oxford: Oxford University Press [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , & MANLY, T. (2012) A frontoparietal attention system in human and monkey brain: Constructing and assembling the fragments of thought and behavior, In M.I. Posner (Ed)., Cognitive neuroscience of attention (2nd Ed), 143-158, New York: Guilford [Read More]

Roca, M., Manes, F., Chade, A., Gleichgerrcht, E., Gershanik, O.,, Arevalo, G.G., Torralva, T., & DUNCAN, J. (2012) The relationship between executive functions and fluid intelligence in Parkinson’s disease, Psychological Medicine, 42(11), 2445-2452 [Open Access]

DUNCAN, J. , Schramm, M., THOMPSON, R., Dumontheil, I. (2012) Task rules, working memory, and fluid intelligence, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(5), 864-870 [Open Access]

Stoewer, S., Goense, J., Keliris, G.A., Bartels, A., Logothetis, N.K., DUNCAN, J. (2012) An analysis approach for high-field FMRI data from awake non-human primates, Plos One, 7(1), e29697 [Open Access]

Rodríguez, V., THOMPSON, R., Stokes, M., Brett, M., ,Alvarez, I., Valdes-Sosa, M., DUNCAN, J. (2012) Absence of Face-specific Cortical Activity in the Complete Absence of Awareness: Converging Evidence from Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Event-related Potentials, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(2), 396-415 [Read More]

Stoewer, S., Goense, J., Keliris, G.A., Bartels, A.,Logothetis, N.K., DUNCAN, J. , SIGALA, N. (2011) Realignment strategies for awake-monkey fMRI data, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 29(10), 1390-1400 [Read More]

Manes, F., Roca, M., Torralva, T., Gleichgerrcht, E., WOOLGAR, A., THOMPSON, R., DUNCAN, J. D. (2011) The role of Area 10 (BA10) in human multitasking and in social cognition: A lesion study, Neuropsychologia, 49(13), 3525-2531 [Read More]

WOOLGAR, A., Hampshire, A., THOMPSON, R. & DUNCAN, J. (2011) Adaptive Coding of Task-Relevant Information in Human Frontoparietal Cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 31(41), 14592-14599 [Open Access]

WOOLGAR, A., THOMPSON, R., Bor, D., DUNCAN, J. (2011) Multi-voxel coding of stimuli, rules, and responses in human frontoparietal cortex, NeuroImage, 56(2), 744-752 [Read More]

Dumotheil, I., THOMPSON, R., DUNCAN, J. (2011) Assembly and use of new task rules in the frontoparietal cortex, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(1),168-182 [Read More]

Martens, S., Kandula, M., DUNCAN, J. (2010) Restricted attentional capacity within but not between sensory modalities: An individual differences approach, PLoS One, 5(12), e15280 [Open Access]

DUNCAN, J. (2010) How intelligence happens, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press [Read More]

Stoewer, S., Ku, S.-P., Goense, J., Stuedel T., Logothesis, N.K. DUNCAN, J. & SIGALA, N. (2010) Frontoparietal activity with minimal decision and control in the awake macaque at 7T, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 28(8), 1120-1128 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2010) The multiple-demand (MD) system of the primate brain: Mental programs for intelligent behaviour, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14(4), 172-179 [Read More]

WOOLGAR, A., Parr, A., CUSACK, R., THOMPSON, R., NIMMO-SMITH, I., Torralva, T., Roca, M., Antoun, N., Manes, F. & DUNCAN, J. (2010) Fluid intelligence loss linked to restricted regions of damage within frontal and parietal cortex, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(33), 14899-14902 [Open Access]

KUSUNOKI, M., SIGALA, N. NILI, H., Gaffan, D. & DUNCAN, J. D. (2010) Target detection by opponent coding in monkey prefrontal cortex, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(4) 751-760 [Read More]

HAMPSHIRE, A., Chamberlain, S., MONTI, M.M., DUNCAN, J. & OWEN, A.M (2010) The role of the right inferior frontal gyrus: inhibition and attentional control, NeuroImage, 50(3), 1313–1319 [Open Access]

Roca, M., Parr, A., THOMPSON, R., WOOLGAR, A., Torralva, T., Antoun, N., Manes, F. and DUNCAN, J. (2010) Executive function and fluid intelligence after frontal lobe lesions, Brain, 133(1), 234–247 [Open Access]

CUSACK, R., MITCHELL, D.J., DUNCAN, J. (2010) Discrete Object Representation, Attention Switching, and Task Difficulty in the Parietal Lobe., Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(1), 32-47 [Read More]

KUSUNOKI, M., SIGALA, N., Gaffan, D. & DUNCAN, J. D. (2009) Detection of fixed and variable targets in the monkey prefrontal cortex, Cerebral Cortex, 19(11), 2522-2534 [Open Access]

WOOLGAR, A., Parr, A., CUSACK, R., THOMPSON, R., NIMMO-SMITH, I., Torralva, T., Roca, M., Antoun, N., Manes, F. & DUNCAN, J. D. (2009) Specific brain lesions linked to fluid intelligence loss, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Wenesday PM, 128 [Open Access]

Stokes, M.G., THOMPSON, R., Nobre N., and DUNCAN, J. (2009) Attention activates shape-specific neural codes in human visual cortex., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(46), 19569-19574 [Open Access]

THOMPSON, R. and DUNCAN, J. (2009) Attentional modulation of stimulus representation in human fronto-parietal cortex, NeuroImage 48(2), 436-448 [Read More]

Hon, N., THOMPSON, R., SIGALA, N., and DUNCAN, J. (2009) Evidence for Long-Range Feedback in Target Detection: Detection of Semantic Targets Modulates Activity in Early Visual Areas, Neuropsychologia, 47(7), 1721-1727 [Read More]

Stokes, M.G., THOMPSON, R., CUSACK, R. & DUNCAN, J. (2009) Top-Down Activation of Shape-Specific Population Codes in Visual Cortex during Mental Imagery, Journal of Neuroscience, 29(5), 1565-1572 [Open Access]

HAMPSHIRE, A., THOMPSON, R., DUNCAN, J. & OWEN, A.M. (2009) Selective tuning of the right inferior frontal gyrus during target detection., Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(1), 103-112. [Open Access]

SIGALA, N., Kusunoki, M., NIMMO-SMITH, I., Gaffan, D. DUNCAN, J. (2008) Hierarchical coding for sequential task events in the monkey prefrontal cortex, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 105(33), 11969-11974 [Open Access]

WOOLGAR, A. & DUNCAN, J. (2008) Multi-voxel coding of stimulus-response mapping rules in human frontal and parietal cortex, 14th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, S132 [Read More]

HAMPSHIRE, A., THOMPSON, R., DUNCAN, J. & OWEN, A.M. (2008) The target selective neural response – similarity, ambiguity, and learning effects, PLos ONE, 3(6), e2520 [Open Access]

Dodds, C.m., Van Belle, J., PEERS, P.V., Dove, A., CUSACK, R., DUNCAN, J. & MANLY, T. (2008) The effects of time-on-task and concurrent cognitive load on normal visuospatial bias, Neuropsychology, 22(4), 545-552 [Read More]

BISHOP, S.J., Fosella, J., Croucher, C.J., & DUNCAN, J. (2008) COMT val158met genotype affects neural mechanisms supporting fluid intelligence, Cerebral Cortex, 18(9), 2132-2140 [Open Access]

DUNCAN, J. , Parr, A., WOOLGAR, A., THOMPSON, R., Bright, P., Cox, S., BISHOP, S. & NIMMO-SMITH, I. (2008) Goal neglect and Spearman’s g: Competing parts of a complex task, JEP: General, 137(1), 131-148 [Read More]

CUSACK, R., MITCHELL, D.J. & DUNCAN, J. (2007) Discrete object representation for perception and memory in posterior parietal cortex, 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience [Read More]

WOOLGAR, A., BOR, D., DUNCAN, J. , Parr, A., CUSACK, R., NIMMO-SMITH, I., Antoun, N, Manes, F. & Torralava, T (2007) Fluid intelligence after brain damage: relating brain lesion to behavioural deficit, 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, S115 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2007) A selective representation of task-relevant knowledge in the human and monkey brain, 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, S25 [Read More]

HAMPSHIRE, A., DUNCAN, J. & OWEN, A.M. (2007) Selective tuning of the BOLD response during simple target detection dissociates human frontoparietal sub-regions, Journal of Neuroscience, 27(23), 6219-6223. [Read More]

HAMPSHIRE, A., DUNCAN, J. & OWEN, A. M. (2006) Components of the human frontoparietal network become responsive to the presentation of task relevant information at dissociable levels of abstraction, 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping , S100 [Read More]

Hon, N., Epstein, R.A., OWEN, A.M. & DUNCAN, J. (2006) Frontoparietal activity with minimal decision and control, Journal of Neuroscience, 26(38), 9805-9809. [Read More]

Everling, S., Tinsley, C. J., Gaffan, D., & DUNCAN, J. (2006) Selective representation of task-relevant objects and locations in the monkey prefrontal cortex, European Journal of Neuroscience, 23(8), 2197-2214. [Read More]

MITCHELL, D., DUNCAN, J. & CUSACK, R. (2006) Object processing can be differentiated from the fronto-parietal multiple-demands network within the intraparietal sulcus, 13th Annual Meeting for the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, S139 [Read More]

CUSACK, R., MITCHELL, D.J. & DUNCAN, J. (2006) Fronto-parietal MD network versus object processing: differential roles for anterior and posterior intraparietal sulcus, Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, G1 [Read More]

PEERS, P., CUSACK, R. & DUNCAN, J. (2006) Modulation of spatial bias in the dual task paradigm: Evidence from patients with unilateral parietal lesions and controls, Neuropsychologia, 44(8), 1325-1335 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2006) EPS Mid-Career Award 2004 – Brain mechanisms of attention, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59(1), 2-27 [Read More]

BOR, D., DUNCAN, J. , LEE, A.C.H., PARR, A. & OWEN, A.M (2006) Frontal lobe involvement in spatial span: Converging studies of normal and impaired function, Neuropsychologia ,44(2), 229-237 [Read More]

HEIN, G., PARR, A. & DUNCAN, J. (2006) Within modality and cross modality attentional blinks in a simple discrimination task, Perception and Psychophysics, 68(1), 54-61(8) [Read More]

PEERS, P., Ludwig, C., Rorden, C., CUSACK, R., Bonfiglioli, C., Bundesen, C., Driver, J., Antoun, N., and DUNCAN, J. (2005) Attentional functions of parietal and frontal cortex, Cerebral Cortex, 15(10), 1469-1484 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2005) Prefrontal cortex and Spearman’s g, in Measuring the mind: Speed, control and age – John Duncan, Louise Phillips, Peter McLeod, Chapter 10, p249-272 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , Phillips, L., and Mcleod, P. (2005) Measuring the mind: Speed, control and age, [Read More]

Bourke, P.A. & DUNCAN, J. (2005) Effect of template complexity on visual search and dual task performance., Psychological Science, 16(3), 208-213 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2005) Task models in prefrontal cortex., In U. Mayr, E. Awh & S. Keele (Eds.), Developing individuality in the human brain: A tribute to Michael Posner, p 87-108 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2005) Frontal lobe function and general intelligence: Why it matters, Cortex, 41(2), 215-217 [Read More]

BISHOP, S.J., DUNCAN, J. & LAWRENCE, A.D. (2004) State Anxiety Modulation of the Amygdala Response to Unattended Threat-Related Stimuli, Journal of Neuroscience, 24(46), 10364-10368 [Read More]

PEERS, P., CUSACK, R., Antoun, N., & DUNCAN, J. (2004) Neural correlates of spatial and non-spatial attention. Evidence from patients with unilateral brain lesions, Neuroimage (Abstract from British Neuropsychological Society Spring Meeting ) [Read More]

BISHOP, S., DUNCAN, J. , BRETT, M. & LAWRENCE, A. (2004) Prefrontal cortical function and anxiety: controlling attention to threat-related stimuli, Nature Neuroscience, 7(2), 184-188 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2004) Selective attention in distributed brain systems, In M. I. Posner (Ed.), Neuropsychology of attention – Guilford, 105-113 [Read More]

Kanwisher, N., and DUNCAN, J. (2004) Attention and Performance XX: Functional brain imaging of visual cognition, Oxford: Oxford University Press [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , Bundesen, C., Olson, A., Humphreys, G., Ward, R., Kyllingsbaek, S., Van Raamsdonk, M., RORDEN, C. & Chavda, S. (2003) Attentional functions in dorsal and ventral simultanagnosia, Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20(8), 675-701 [Read More]

BOR, D., DUNCAN, J. , Wiseman, R.J. & OWEN, A.M. (2003) Encoding strategies dissociate prefrontal activity from working memory demand, Neuron, 37(2), 361-367 [Read More]

OSSWALD, K., DUNCAN, J. , Logan, G.D., & BRETT, M (2002) Automatic response selection – functional imaging of practice effects, Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. Online., Program No. 163.2. [Read More]

Everling, S., Tinsley, C.J., Gaffan, D. & Duncan, J. (2002) Filtering of neural signals by focused attention in the monkey prefrontal cortex , Nature Neuroscience July 5(7), 671-676 [Read More]

Hornak, J., DUNCAN, J. & Gaffan, D. (2002) The role of the vertical meridian in visual memory for objects, Neuropsychologia, 40(12), 1873-1880 [Read More]

Sheppard, D.M., DUNCAN, J. , Shapiro, K.L. & Hillstrom, A.P. (2002) Objects and events in the attentional blink, Psychological Science, 13(5), 410-415 [Read More]

ARNELL, K. & DUNCAN, J. (2002) Separate and shared sources of dual-task cost in stimulus identification and response selection, Cognitive Psychology, 44(2), 105-47 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. & Miller, E.K. (2002) Cognitive focus through adaptive neural coding in the primate prefrontal cortex, In D.T. Stuss & R.T. Knight (Eds.), Principles of frontal lobe function (pp278-191). Oxford, Oxford University Press [Read More]

BONFIGLIOLI, C., DUNCAN, J. , RORDEN, C. & Kennett, S. (2002) Action and perception: Evidence against converging selection processes, Visual Cognition, 9, 458-476 [Read More]

Rypma, B., DUNCAN, J. , Berger, J.S., McClintock, C.M., & D’Esposito, M.D (2001) Neural correlates of individual differences in executive control: an event related fMRI study of processing speed and learning, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27, 782,12 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2001) An adaptive coding model of neural function in prefrontal cortex, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2(11), 820-829 [Read More]

OWEN , A.M., DUNCAN, J. & , (2001) Prefrontal Cortex Activation Increases In Association With An Easier Variant of the Spatial Span Task, NeuroImage, 13, S301 [Read More]

Chelazzi, L., Miller, E.K., DUNCAN, J. & Desimone, R. (2001) Responses of neurons in macaque area V4 during memory-guided visual search, Cerebral Cortex, 11 (8), 761-772 [Read More]

BOR, D., DUNCAN, J. & OWEN, A.M. (2001) The Role of Spatial Configuration in Tests of Working Memory Explored with Functional Neuroimaging, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 42 (3), 217-224 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2001) Frontal lobe function and the control of visual attention, in Visual attention and neural circuits, by J. Braun and C. Koch, MIT Press [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , Seitz, R.J., KOLODNY, J., BOR, D., Herzog, H., AHMED, A., NEWELL, F., & EMSLIE, H (2000) A neural basis for general intelligence., Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 26, 201.12 [Read More]

Schneider, W.X., OWEN, A.M. & DUNCAN, J. (2000) Executive Control and the Frontal Lobe: Current Issues, Experimental Brain Research, 133(1), 1-2 [Read More]

BOR, D., DUNCAN, J. , OWEN, A.M. (2000) Lateral prefrontal cortex activity may be modulated by the configuration of stimuli in a spatial working memory task, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 26, 1501 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. & Owen, A.M. (2000) Common regions of the human frontal lobe recruited by diverse cognitive demands, Trends in Neurosciences, 23(10), 475-483 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , Seitz, R.J., Kolodny, J., BOR, D., Herzog, H., Ahmed, A., Newell, F.N. & EMSLIE, H. (2000) A neural basis for General Intelligence , Science (21 July 2000), 289 (5478), 457-460 [Read More]

Vandenberghe, R., DUNCAN, J. , ARNELL, K.M., BISHOP, S.J., Herrod, N.J., OWEN, A.M., Minhas, P.S., Dupont, P., Pickard, J.D. & Orban, G.A. (2000) Maintaining and shifting attention within left or right hemifield, Cerebral Cortex 10 (7), 706-713 [Read More]

ELVEVAAG, B., DUNCAN, J. & Mckenna, P.J. (2000) The use of cognitive context in schizophrenia: An investigation, Psychological Medicine (2000) 30, 885-897 [Read More]

Levine, B., ROBERTSON, I.H., CLARE, L., CARTER, G., Hong, J., WILSON, B.A., DUNCAN, J. & Stuss, D.T. (2000) Rehabilitation of executive functioning: An experimental-clinical validation of Goal Management Training, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 6(3), 299-312. [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (2000) Visual attention in mind and brain, Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience by : J. J. Bolhuis, OUP Press. p49-68 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. and OWEN, A. (2000) Dissociative methods in the study of frontal lobe function., In Attention and performance XVIII, 567-576. By S. Monsell and J. Driver, MIT Press. [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , & OWEN,A.M (1999) Common regions of the human frontal lobe recruited by diverse cognitive demands, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, 620.12 [Read More]

BOR, D., DUNCAN, J. , Navaddat, N., Williams, E.J., Pickard, J.D., & OWEN, A.M (1999) Dissociation of function within the human lateral frontal cortex., NeuroImage, 9, S330 [Read More]

Humphreys, G. W., Duncan, J. , & Treisman, A. M. (Eds.) (1999) Attention, space, and action: Studies in cognitive neuroscience, OUP [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Bundesen, C., Olson, A., Humphreys, G., Chavda, S., & Shibuya, H. (1999) Systematic analysis of deficits in visual attention, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128(4), 450-478 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1999) Attention., In F.C. Keil & R.A. Wilson (eds), The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press [Read More]

Chelazzi, L., DUNCAN, J. , Miller, E.K., & Desimone, R. (1998) Responses of neurons in inferior temporal cortex during memory-guided visual search, Journal of Neurophysiology, 1998, vol. 80, no. 6, pp. 2918-2940. [Read More]

BADDELEY, A., EMSLIE, H., KOLODNY, J. & DUNCAN, J. (1998) Random generation and the executive control of working memory., Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1998, 51A (4), 819-852. [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. (1998) Converging levels of analysis in the cognitive neuroscience of visual attention., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 353, 1307-1317. [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , Johnson, R., Swales, M. & Freer, C. (1997) Frontal lobe deficits after head injury: Unity and diversity of function., Cognitive Neuropsychology, 14, 713-741 [Read More]

Vandenberghe, R., DUNCAN, J. , Dupont, P., Ward, R., Poline, J.-B., Bormans, G., Michiels, J., Mortelmans, L. & Orban, G. (1997) Attention to one or two features in left or right visual field: A positron emission topography study., Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 3739-3750 [Read More]

DUNCAN, J. , Martens, S. & Ward, R. (1997) Restricted attentional capacity within but not between sensory modalities., Nature, 387, 808-810 [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Humphreys, G. & Ward, R. (1997) Competitive brain activity in visual attention., Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 7, 255-261 [Read More]

Ward, R., Duncan, J. & Shapiro, K. (1997) Effects of similarity, difficulty, and nontarget presentation on the time course of visual attention., Perception and Psychophysics, 59, 4, 593-600 [Read More]

Duncan, J. & Nimmo-Smith, I. (1996) Objects and attributes in divided attention: Surface and boundary systems, Perception and Psychophysics, 58, 1076-1084 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1996) Information and uncertainty in a cumulative science of behavior: 25 years after Broadbent’s Decision and Stress, American Journal of Psychology, 109, 617-655 [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Emslie. H., Williams, P., Johnson, R. & Freer, C. (1996) Intelligence and the frontal lobe: The organization of goal-directed behavior., Cognitive Psychology, 30, 257-303 [Read More]

Bourke, P.A., Duncan, J. & Nimmo-Smith, I. (1996) A general factor involved in dual task performance decrement, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49A, 525-545 [Read More]

Ward, R., Duncan, J. & Shapiro, K. (1996) The slow time-course of visual attention, Cognitive Psychology, 30, 79-109 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1996) Cooperating brain systems in selective perception and action., In T. Inui & J.L. McClelland (Eds), Attention and Performance XVI. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp.549-578 [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Burgess, P. & Emslie, H. (1995) Fluid intelligence after frontal lobe lesions, Neuropsychologia, 33, 261-268 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1995) Target and nontarget grouping in visual search., Perception and Psychophysics, 57, 117-120 [Read More]

Desimone, R. & Duncan, J. (1995) Neural mechanisms of selective visual attention., Annual Review of Neuroscience, 18, 193-222 [Read More]

Desimone, R., Chelazzi, L., Miller, E.K. & Duncan, J. (1995) Neuronal mechanisms of visual attention., In T. Papathomas, C.C. Chubb, A. Gorea & E. Kowler (Eds),Early Vision and Beyond, pp.219-226 Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press. [Read More]

Duncan, J. D. (1995) Attention, intelligence and the frontal lobes., In M.S. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The New Cognitive Neurosciences. The MIT Press, 721-733 [Read More]

Humphreys, G., Romani, C., Olson, A., Riddoch, M.J. & Duncan, J. (1994) Non-spatial extinction following lesions of the parietal lobe in humans, Nature, 372, 357-359 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1994) Selective attention in the primate visual system., Canadian Psychology, 35, 104-105. [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Ward, R. & Shapiro, K. (1994) Direct measurement of attentional dwell time in human vision., Nature, 369, 313-315. [Read More]

Desimone, R., Chelazzi, L., Miller, E.K. & Duncan, J. D. (1994) Neural mechanisms for memory-guided visual search., In B. Albowitz, K. Albus, U. Kuhnt, H.- Ch. Nothdurft & P. Wahle (Eds), Structural and Functional Organization of the Neocortex., pp.279-285, Berlin: Springer-Verlag [Read More]

Duncan, J. D. (1993) Coordination of what and where in visual attention., Perception, 22, 1261-1270. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1993) Similarity between concurrent visual discriminations: Dimensions and objects., Perception and Psychophysics, 54, 425-430. [Read More]

Chelazzi, L., Miller, E.K., Duncan, J. & Desimone, R. (1993) A neural basis for visual search in inferior temporal cortex., Nature, 363, 345-347. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1993) Selection of visual information in the control of behaviour., In A.D. Baddeley & L. Weiskrantz (Eds.), Attention: Selection, Awareness and Control: A Tribute to Donald Broadbent (pp. 53-71). Oxford: Clarendon Press. [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Williams, P., Nimmo-Smith, I. & Brown, I. (1993) The control of skilled behavior: Learning, intelligence, and distraction., In D.E. Meyer & S. Kornblum (Eds.), Attention & Performance XIV: Synergies in Experimental Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Neuroscience (pp. 323-341). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [Read More]

Duncan, J. & Humphreys, G. (1992) Beyond the search surface: Visual search and attentional engagement., Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 18, 578-588. [Read More]

Duncan, J. , Williams, P. & Brown, I. (1991) Components of driving skill: Experience does not mean expertise., Ergonomics, 34, 919-937. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1990) Goal weighting and the choice of behaviour in a complex world., Ergonomics, 33, 1265-1279. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1989) Boundary conditions on parallel processing in human vision., Perception, 18, 457-469. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1989) Parallel processing: Giving up without a fight., Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12 402-403. [Read More]

Duncan, J. & Humphreys, G.W. (1989) Visual search and stimulus similarity., Psychological Review, 96, 433-458. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1987) Attention and reading: Wholes and parts in shape recognition. A tutorial review., In M. Coltheart (Ed.), Attention and Performance XII: The Psychology of Reading (pp.39-61). London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1986) Consistent and varied training in the theory of automatic and controlled information processing., Cognition, 23, 279-284. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1986) Disorganisation of behaviour after frontal lobe damage., Cognitive Neuropsychology, 3, 271-290. [Read More]

Logie, R.H., Duncan, J. & Baddeley, A.D. (1986) Difficulties with comprehension, memory and concentration in listening to complex information., In Improving the Presentation of Information to Juries in Fraud Trials (pp. 41-51), (Report to Lord Roskill Committee on Fraud Trials – Part 3), London: H.M.S.O. [Read More]

McKenna, F.P., Duncan, J. & Brown, I.D. (1986) Cognitive abilities and safety on the road: A re-examination of individual differences in dichotic listening and search for embedded figures., Ergonomics, 29, 649-663. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1985) Two techniques for investigating perception without awareness., Perception and Psychophysics, 38, 296-298. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1985) Visual search and visual attention., In M.I. Posner & O. Marin (Eds.), Attention and Performance XI (pp.85-106). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1985) Attention., (Editors): Kuper, A. & Kuper, J. In: The Social Science Encyclopaedia. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, p. 50 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1984) Selective attention and the organization of visual information., Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 113(4), 501-517 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1983) Category effects in visual search: A failiure to replicate the ‘oh-zero’ phenomenon., Perception and Psychophysics. 34(3), 221-232 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1983) Perceptual selection based on alpha – numeric class: Evidence from partial reports., Perception and Psychophysics, 33(6), 533 – 547 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1981) Directing attention in the visual field., Perception and Psychophysics, 30, (1) p. 90 – 93 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1981) Does cognitive psychology need ‘new direction’? (review – Cognitive Psychology: New directions, -Editor: Clayton, G. London: Routledge & Keegen Paul, 1980)., Contemporary Psychology, 26, 472-473 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1980) The locus of interference in the perception of simultaneous stimuli., Psychological Review, 87(3), 272-300 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1980) The demonstration of capacity limitation., Cognitive Psychology, 12 p. 75 – 96 [Read More]

Duncan, J. (1979) Divided Attention: The whole is more than the sum of its parts., Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance., 5(2), 216-228 [Read More]