Position Type
Faculty
Service
- Present
Specialization
Sensation & Perception

Overview

Biography

Dr. Matthews joined the faculty at Denison in 2001 after completing a four-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Center for Neurobiology & Behavior at Columbia University.  He teaches Sensation & Perception, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Research Methods, and Introduction to Psychology. Seminars he has offered include "Perceptual Learning and Brain Plasticity", "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music", "Ruining Humor with Science", "Neuroscience and the Liberal Arts", and "NERDs Without Borders". His research addresses issues in human vision and audition, with an emphasis on how these sensory systems improve with training.

Degree(s)
B.A., Psychology (1993), Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.Sc., Psychology (1995), Brown University; Ph.D., Psychology, (1997), Brown University; Post-doctoral Fellow, Neurobiology & Behavior, (2001), Columbia University.

Learning & Teaching

Research

Works

Publications

Research: Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

13. Matthews N, Welch L, Coplin FD, Murphy AJ, & Puritz MR, 2017. Visual Speed Sensitivity in the Drum Corps Color Guard. Journal of Vision, 17(8):7, 1-14. [PubMed]

12. Matthews N, Welch L, Achtman R, Fenton R, & FitzGerald B, 2016. Simultaneity and Temporal Order Judgments Exhibit Distinct Reaction Times and Training Effects. PLOS ONE, 11(1). [PubMed]

11. Clement A, & Matthews N, 2015. The Whole Is Faster Than Its Parts: Evidence for Temporally Independent Attention to Distinct Spatial Locations. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 24, 1-12. [PubMed]

10. Matthews N, & Welch L, 2015. Left Visual Field Advantage in Judging Simultaneity and Temporal Order. Journal of Vision, 15(2), 1-13. [PubMed]

9. Matthews N, Welch, L., Festa, E.K., & Clement, A. 2013. Remapping Time Across Space. Journal of Vision. 13(8):2, 1-15. [PubMed]

8. Matthews N, Vawter, M, & Kelly, J, 2012. Right Hemifield Deficits in Judging Simultaneity: A Perceptual Learning Study. Journal of Vision. 12(2):1, 1-14. [PubMed]

7. Kelly J, & Matthews N, 2011. Attentional Oblique Effect When Judging Simultaneity. Journal of Vision. 11(6):10, 1-15. [PubMed]

6. Reardon K, Kelly J, & Matthews N, 2009. Bilateral Attentional Advantage on Elementary Visual Tasks. Vision Research. 49(7), 692-702. [PubMed]

5. Strong K, Kurosawa K, & Matthews N, 2006. Hastening Orientation Sensitivity. Journal of Vision. 6(5), 661-670. [PubMed]

4. Matthews N, Rojewski A, & Cox J, 2006. The time course of the oblique effect in orientation judgments. Journal of Vision. 5(3), 202-214. [PubMed]

3. Matthews N, & Allen J, 2005. The role of speed lines in subtle direction judgments. Vision Research. 45(12), 1629-1640. [PubMed]

2. Saffell T, & Matthews N, 2003. Task-specific perceptual learning on speed and direction discrimination. Vision Research. 43(12), 1365-1374. [PubMed]

1. Stanley R, & Matthews N, 2003.  Invalid cues impair auditory motion sensitivity. Perception. 32(6), 731-740. [PubMed]

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