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Damian Kelty-Stephen

Assistant Professor

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.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-9525

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On-Campus Address: 

Science 1611
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

Ph.D., Perception-Action-Cognition (Experimental) Psychology, University of Connecticut
B.S., College of William and Mary

Courses Taught: 

PSY 113 Introduction to Psychology (F13, S14, F14, S15, F15, S16, F16)
PSY 225 Research Methods
PSY 231 Sensation and Perception
PSY 260 Cognitive Psychology (Spring 2017)
PSY 295 Special Topic: Scientific Presentation Skills (Fall 2016)
PSY 295 Special Topic: Sensation & Perception (Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
PSY 395 Special Topic: Motion Capture Human Movement (Spring 2017)
PSY 395 Special Topic: Longitudinal Time Series Analysis (Spring 2016)
PSY 395 Special Topic: Ecological Psychology (Spring 2014, Spring 2015)
MAT 115/SST 115 Introduction to Statistics (Fall 2013)

Primary Academic Interest: 

Nonlinear dynamics of perception
and cognition

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