Publications

Books

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.

Presentations & Posters

Dzebic, V. & Ellard, C.G. (2015, August). Dynamic experience of the urban environment as influenced by visual complexity. Paper presented at 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Dzebic, V. & Ellard, C.G (2015, May). Dynamic experience of the built environment: Path selection as a measure of preference. Paper presented at the Environmental Design Research Association’s brainSTORM: Dynamic Interactions of Environment-Behavior and Neuroscience conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Dzebic, V. & Ellard, C.G. (2015, May). Visual complexity predicts interest but not pleasantness in interior environments. Poster presented at the Environmental Design Research Association’s brainSTORM: Dynamic Interactions of Environment-Behavior and Neuroscience conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Negami, H. & Ellard, C.G. (2015, May). Influence of Awe-Inducing Interior Spaces on Feelings of Religiosity and Spirituality. Poster presented at the Environmental Design Research Association’s brainSTORM: Dynamic Interactions of Environment-Behavior and Neuroscience conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Ellard, C.G. & Dzebic, V. (2014, September). The psychology of architectural and urban design: Sensor-based field methods based on guided walks. Paper presented at Academy of Neuroscience of Architecture 2014 Conference, San Diego, CA.

Dzebic, V., Perdue, J.S. & Ellard, C.G. (2012, September). Influence of visual perception on responses towards real-world environments. Paper presented at The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture 2012, San Diego, CA.

Colin Ellard, Deltcho Valtchanov, Thomas Seebohm, Justin Purdue, Sarah Susanka and Mark Zanna. (2010). A psychological approach to evidence-based architectural design in domestic spaces (PDF). Poster session presented at the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, Chicago, IL.

Valtchanov, D. & Ellard, C.G. (2010). Exploring the restorative properties of urban and nature settings using virtual reality (PDF). Poster session presented at the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, Chicago, IL.

Kevin Barton, Daniel Smilek and Colin Ellard. (2010). The Relationship between blink rate and navigation task performance (PDF). Poster session presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Kevin Barton and Colin Ellard. (2009). Finding your way: The influence of global spatial intelligibility and field-of-view on a wayfinding task (PDF). Poster session presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Brian Garrison and Colin Ellard. (2009). The connection effect in the disconnect between peripersonal and extrapersonal space (PDF). Poster session presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.