Cognitive performance depends on the interactions of many processes at many scales nested in time and space. Damian Kelty-Stephen's work investigates these interactions in terms of time-series fluctuations in perception, action, and cognition. Fluctuations may seem "noisy" and meaningless at first glance, but on closer inspection, they bear an intricate temporal structure crucial for the flow of information through a biological organism. Damian attempts to understand goal-directed behavior of organisms embedded in environments through a statistical-physics framework.
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Grinnell, IA 50112United States
Education / Degrees:
Ph.D., Perception-Action-Cognition (Experimental) Psychology, University of Connecticut B.S., College of William and Mary
PSY 113 Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2013, Spring 2014 & Fall 2014) MAT 115/SST 115 Introduction to Statistics (Fall 2013) PSY 295 Special Topic: Sensation & Perception (Fall 2014) PSY 395 Special Topic: Ecological Psychology (Spring 2014, Spring 2015)
Primary Academic Interest:
Nonlinear dynamics of perception