Colin Ellard. (2015). Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of everyday life. Bellevue Literary Press. 

Colin Ellard. (2009). Where am I? Why we can find our way to the moon but get lost in the mall. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada.

Journal Articles

Valtchanov, D. & Ellard, C.G. (2015). Cognitive and affective responses to natural scenes: Effects of low level visual properties on preference, cognitive load and eye-movements​. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 43, 184-195.

​Yoshioka, Y. & Ellard, C.G. (2014). Walking Speed in VR Maze while Central Visual Fields Are Restricted with Synchronously Moving Black Circles. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8532, 212-220.  

Dzebic, V., Purdue, J.S. & Ellard, C.G. (2013). The influence of visual perception on responses towards real-world environments and application towards design. Intelligent Buildings International, 5(1), 29-47.

Barton, K.R.Valtchanov, D. & Ellard, C.G. (2012). Seeing Beyond Your Visual Field: The Influence of Spatial Topology and Visual Field on Navigation PerformanceEnvironment and Behavior, 46(4), 507-529.​

Singh, P. & Ellard, C.G. (2012). Functional analysis of concealment: A novel application of prospect and refuge theory​. Behavioural Processes, 91(1), 22-25. 

Valtchanov, D. & Ellard, C.G.. (2010). Physiological and affective responses to immersion in virtual reality: Effects of nature in urban settings. Cybertherapy & Rehabilitation. 3(4), 359-373.

Deltcho Valtchanov, Kevin R. Barton, Colin Ellard. (2010). Restorative effects of virtual nature settings. Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking, 13(5), 503-512.

Colin Ellard and Lori Wagar. (2008). Plasticity of the association between visual space and action space in a blind-walking task. Perception, 37(7), 1044-1053.

Colin Ellard and Meghan Eller. (2009). Spatial cognition in the gerbil: Computing optimal escape routes from visual threats. Animal Cognition, 12(2), 333-345.

Articles in Refereed Journals: 

Borkenhagen D, Grant E, Mazumder R, Negami H, Srikantharajah J, & Ellard C (submitted Dec 11, 2020). The Effect of COVID-19 on Parks and Greenspace Use - A Survey Study, Cities and Health.

Negami H & Ellard C (invited revision submitted Dec 4, 2020). How architecture evokes awe: Predicting awe through architectural features of building interiors. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.

Arbib MA, Banasiak M, Condia M, Ellard C, Enns J, Farling M, Hart RL, Hassell R, Macagno E, Mallgrave H, Marks F, Pallasmaa J & Robinson S (invited submission, June 21, 2020) Baukultur in a cybernetic age: A conversation. THE PLAN Journal.

Srikantharajah J, Condia B & Ellard C (submitted by invitation March 11 (!!) 2020). Place, peripheral vision, and space perception – A study in VR. Architectural Science Research.

Mazumder R & Ellard C (submitted March 18 (!!) 2020). The Downside of Building Up: An Exploration Into the Physiological and Psychological Impacts of Virtual Reality Exposure to High-Rise Buildings.  Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 

Mazumder R, Spiers H & Ellard C (published online ahead of print, Nov 2020). Exposure to high-rise buildings negatively influences affect: evidence from real world and 360-degree video. Cities and Health, DOI: 10.1080/23748834.2020.1839302

Ellard C (2020). Drawn to life: Desire and the city. LA+, spring 2020, 26-33.

Ellard C (2020). Neuroscience, wellbeing, and urban design: Our universal attraction to vitality. Psychological Research on Urban Society 3(1), 6-17.

Negami H, Mazumder R, Reardon M & Ellard CG (2019). Field analysis of psychological effects of urban design: A case study in Vancouver. Cities and Health.

Ellard, C. (2018). The psychogeography of urban form: Building and measuring Baukultur. Intertwining, 1, 23-32.

Ehgoetz Martens K. Lefaivre SC, Beck E., Chow R, Pieruccini-Faria F, Ellard, CG, & Almeida QJ (2017). Anxiety provokes balance deficits that are selectively dopa-responsive in Parkinson’s disease.  Neuroscience,  340, 436-444.

Ellard, CG. (2017). A new agenda for urban psychology: Out of the laboratory and onto the streets. Journal Of Urban Design and Mental Health. 2(3)

Ellard CG. (2017). Becoming the city. Conscious Cities, 2-1. 

Ehgoetz Martens, K, Ellard, CG, Almeida QJ (2016).  Dopaminergic medication amplifies sensory integration deficits during static balance in Parkinson’s patients with freezing of gait.  BAOJ Neurology, 2(3): 021.

Ehgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (2016).  Evaluating the link between dopaminergic treatment, gait impairment, and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease.  Movement Disorders Clinical PracticeEhgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (In press).  Evaluating the link between dopaminergic treatment, gait impairment, and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease.  Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.

Ehgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (2015 –ePub ahead of print). Virtually-induced threat in Parkinson’s: Dopaminergic interactions between anxiety and sensory-perceptual processing while walking. Neuropsychologia,

Ehgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (2015). Anxiety-provoked gait changes are selectively dopa-responsive in Parkinson’s disease. European Journal of Neuroscience, 42(4), 2028-2035.

Ehgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (2015).  Does manipulating the speed of visual flow in virtual reality change distance estimation while walking in Parkinson’s disease?  Experimental Brain Research 233(3), 787-795.

Ehgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (2014). Does anxiety cause freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease?  PLOS One, 9(9), 1-10.

Ehgoetz Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida, Q. (2014). A closer look at mechanisms underlying perceptual differences in Parkinson’s freezers and non-freezers.  Neuroscience, 274, 162-169. 

Barton, K. Valtchanov, D., Ellard, C. (2014).  Seeing beyond your visual field:  The influence of spatial topology and visual field on navigation performance.  Environment and Behaviour, 46(4), 507-529

Ehgoetz-Martens, K., Ellard, C., & Almeida QJ (2013).  Dopaminergic contributions to distance estimation in Parkinson’s disease: A sensory-perceptual deficit?  Neuropsychologia, 51(8), 1426-1434. 

Valtchanov, D & Ellard, C (2010). Physiological and affective responses to immersion in virtual reality: Effects of nature in urban settings, Cybertherapy & Rehabilitation, 3(4), 359-373.

Ellard, C.G., Eller, M. & Singh P (2008).  Spatial cognition in the gerbil:  Computing optimal escape trajectories from visual threats.  Animal Cognition. [Oct 28 e-pub ahead of publication).

Clements, K. M., Girard, T. A., Ellard, C. G., & Wainwright, P. E. (2005). Short-term memory impairment and reduced hippocampal c-Fos expression in an animal model of FAS. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29(6), 1049-1059.

Ellard, C. G. & R. D. Byers (2005). The influence of the behaviour of conspecifics on responses to threat in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), Animal Behaviour 70(1), 49-58.

H.-J. Sun, J.  L. Campos, M. Young, G. S. W. Chan & C. Ellard (2004). The contributions of nonvisual cues, static visual cues, and optic flow in distance estimation. Perception, 33(1), 49-65.

C. G. Ellard (2004). Visually guided locomotion in the gerbil: A comparison of open and closed loop control.  Behavioural Brain Research, 149(1), 41-48.

C. G. Ellard & S. S. Shaughnessy (2003). A comparison of visual and non-visual sensory inputs to distance estimation in a blind walking task. Perception, 32(5), 567-578.

C. G. Ellard (2002). Evolutionary and intellectual antecedents of primate visual processing streams.  Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 25(1), 104-105.

C. G. Ellard (2000) Landmark navigation in gerbils: The role of posterior parietal cortex. Psychobiology, 28(3), 325-338 .

M. G. Bigel & C. G. Ellard (2000) The contribution of nonvisual information to simple place navigation and distance estimation: An examination of path integration   Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 54(3), 172-185.

S. Shankar & C. G. Ellard (2000) Visually guided locomotion and computation of time-to-collision in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus): The effects of frontal and visual cortical lesions.  Behavioural Brain Research, 108(1), 21-37.

C. G. Ellard (1998) Comparative perspectives on multiple cortical visual systems.  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 22(2), 173-180.

C. G. Ellard & Sharma, L. (1996) The effects of cortical lesions on object recognition in a visuomotor task in the gerbil.  Behavioural Brain Research, 82, 13-22.

C. G. Ellard & Bigel, M. G. (1996). The use of local features and global spatial context for object recognition in a visuomotor task in the Mongolian gerbil.  Animal Learning and Behaviour, 24, 310-317.

C. G. Ellard. (1996) Laboratory studies of anti-predator behaviour in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus):  Factors affecting response attenuation with repeated presentation.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110(2), 155-163.

C. G. Ellard (1995).  Context and consciousness: A commentary on Jeffrey Gray's neuropsychological conjecture.  The Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 18(4), 681-682.

C. G. Ellard and S. S. Ilkov-Moor (1995) The effects of lesions of anteromedial cortex on a ballistic visuomotor task in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).  Behavioural Brain Research, 68(1), 53-56.

C. G. Ellard (1993).  Organization of escape movements from overhead threats in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 107, 242-249.

C. G. Ellard and D. G. Chapman (1991).  The effects of posterior cortical lesions on visual predator avoidance in the Mongolian gerbil. Behavioural Brain Research, 44, 163-167.

C. G. Ellard, D. G. Chapman and K. A. Cameron (1991).  Calibration of retinal image size with distance in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus): Rapid adjustment of calibrations in different contexts.  Perception and Psychophysics, 49, 38-42.

C. G. Ellard, D. J. Stewart, S. Donaghy, and C. H. Vanderwolf (1990).  Behavioural effects of neocortical and cingulate lesions in the Mongolian gerbil.  Behavioural Brain Research, 36, 41-51.

M. A. Goodale, C. G. Ellard, L. Booth (1990).  The role of image size and retinal motion in the computation of absolute distance by the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).  Vision Research, 30, 399-413.

C. G. Ellard and M. A. Goodale (1988).  A functional analysis of the collicular     output pathways: A disociation of deficits following lesions of the dorsal     tegmental decussation and the ipsilateral collicular efferent bundle in the Mongolian gerbil. Experimental Brain Research, 71, 307-319.

C. G. Ellard and M. A. Goodale (1986).  The role of the predorsal bundle in head and body movements elicited by electrical stimulation of the superior colliculus in the Mongolian gerbil. Experimental Brain Research, 64, 421-433.

C. G. Ellard, M. A. Goodale, D. MacLaren-Scorfield and C. Lawrence (1986).  Visual cortical lesions abolish the use of motion parallax in the Mongolian gerbil.  Experimental Brain Research, 64, 599-602.

J. S. Yeomans, N. Mercouris, and C. G. Ellard (1985).  Refractory period estimates are lengthened by reducing tip exposure or increasing current.  Behavioural Neuroscience, 99, 913-928.

C. G. Ellard, M. A. Goodale  and B. Timney (1984).  Distance estimation in the Mongolian gerbil:  The role of dynamic depth cues.  Behavioural Brain Research, 14, 29-39.


Negami H & Ellard C (by invitation but still under review for publication summer 2021). From the sublime to the vertiginous: Why awe matters. T Glass & LT Graham (eds) The importance of space: Experience, ethics and impact, Routledge.

Ellard C (2020). There’s more than one kind of “smart”: Big data, affect and empathy in the city. In M I A Ferreira (ed). How smart is your city? Technological innovation, ethics and inclusiveness, Springer Nature, Switzerland 27-32.

C. G. Ellard and S. Shankar (2001). Distance computation and spatial navigation in the gerbil:  A comparison of contributions from open and closed loop movement control.  In L. Chen and Y. Zhuo (eds) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, Press of University of Science and Technology of China, 2001.

C. G. Ellard and M. A. Goodale (1991).  Computation of absolute distance in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus): Depth algorithms and neural substrates.  In M. Arbib and J.-P Ewert (eds) Visual structures and integrated functions, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.