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Freya Lygo-Frett
Associate Lecturer



  • BSc in Psychology, University of York
  • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of York
  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (pending viva), University of York; Neuroimaging of binocular vision in human amblyopia
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of York (2015-2019)

Departmental roles

  • Undergraduate academic supervisor
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience: Admissions and Marketing




My research interests focus on understanding how the brain combines visual information from both eyes, particularly in conditions such as amblyopia. I am interested in using neuroimaging techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), to understand the neural representation of binocular vision. I am also keen to explore new ways in which we can treat amblyopia in children and adults, by using technology originally designed for 3D movies and gaming. My current projects also investigate how neuroimaging techniques, such as EEG, can be used to objectively measure improvements in visual function throughout treatment for amblyopia.

Research group(s)

  • Dr Daniel Baker (PhD supervisor)
  • Professor Antony Morland (Secondary PhD supervisor)


  • Dr Daniel Baker and Dr Bruno Richard
    Neuroimaging of binocular vision in human amblyopia

  • Dr Daniel Baker, Dr Bruno Richard, Mr Usman Mahmood and Dr Aftab Maqsud
    Objective measures of visual improvements during amblyopia therapy - Hull Royal Infirmary

  • Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
    Balance Study - Moorfields Eye Hospital

  • Dr Daniel Baker, Professor Tim Meese and Professor Mark Georgeson
    Binocular Summation revisited: beyond √2

  • Dr Daniel Baker, Professor Tim Andrews, Dr André Gouws, Dr Tessa Flack, Dr Greta Vilidaité and Anika Smith
    Power contours: optimising sample size and precision in experimental psychology and human neuroscience

  • Dr Daniel Baker, Dr Katie Gray, Dr Tessa Flack and Miaomiao Yu
    Nonlinear Transduction of emotional facial expression


Selected publications

  1. Baker, D. H., Lygo, F. A., Meese, T. S., & Georgeson, M. A. (2018). Binocular summation revisited: Beyond √2. Psychological Bulletin, 144(11), 1186-1199.

  2. Gray, K. L. Flack R. T., H., Lygo, F. A., Yu, M., & Baker, D. H., (2019).Nonlinear transduction of emotional facial expression. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  3. Baker, D. H., Vilidaite, G., Lygo, F. A., Smith, A. K., Flack, T. R., Gouws, A. D., Andrews, T. J. (2019) Power contours: optimising sample size and precision in experimental psychology and human neuroscience.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

  4. Lygo, F. A., Richard, B. & Baker, D. H., (2019). Multimodal neuroimaging of interocular contrast responses in human amblyopia. Manuscript in preparation.

  5. Lygo, F. A., Richard, B. & Baker, D. H., (2019). Objective measures of visual improvement using steady-state electroencephalography, following treatment for amblyopia. Manuscript in preparation.



BSc Psychology:

  • Third year project supervision (3rd year)
  • Brain and Behaviour module (2nd year)
  • Research Methods: skills practicals (1st and 2nd year)
  • Tutorials (1st and 2nd year)

External activities


Contact details

Freya Lygo-Frett
Associate Lecturer
Department of Psychology
University of York
Room PS/C/127

Tel: 01904 322911