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Flip Phillips

  • Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Skidmore College
  • 81


  • 78


Research interests

Human Vision. Shape Perception. Haptics. Perception and Action


Flip Phillips is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroscience Program at Skidmore College. At one point or other in his life, he has been a marching band instructor, a graphic artist, a computer programmer, a medical imaging researcher, a cyclist/rower/cross country skier, a professional musician and an animation scientist at Pixar Animation Studios. His academic credentials come via The Ohio State University (mail-order branch) and he has taught, lectured, and done research at various institutions all over the world (many times with permission). At Skidmore, Professor Phillips teaches and researches the modeling of brain function, three-dimensional shape perception, and space perception. If he were a tree, Dr. Phillips would most likely be cut down and turned into a bookshelf. 

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Professional experience


Skidmore College

August 1998 - Present

Animation Scientist



Ohio State University

August 1985 - August 1987 (2 years)

Education history

Ohio State University


December 1991 - December 1996 (5 years)

Ohio State University


December 1981 - December 1985 (4 years)