Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychology
ADemos@uic.edu

What I Study

My research concerns both the coordination processes that underlie human communication and the development of methods to assess coordination. In particular, I am interested in how people respond to the sound of another’s actions and synchronize with their movements. I take an complex systems approach, drawing on theories from dynamical systems, non-linear approaches to motor control, ecological, cognitive and social theories; I employ a range of statistical tools (mixed effects models, circular statistics, dyadic analysis, longitudinal and time-series methods, bootstrapping); and I draw from several areas of applied mathematics (signal processing, fractals, non-linear dynamical systems, and surrogate methods).

What I Teach

Mostly statistics and you can view my course materials for my graduate course in regression [developed in R] and you can see the online textbook developed as part of my graduate R-programming class. If you want copies of the assignments for either class, let me know. I will be putting up graduate course in ANOVA during the Fall 2017 (as I continue to convert to R format for teaching).

Education

Place Year Degree Area
McGill University 2015 Post-Doc Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Connecticut 2013 PhD Perception/Action/Cognition
New York University 2006 MA Psychology
New York University 2003 BA Psychology, Minors: Biology/Chemisty

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