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Gregory L. Dam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Springwood Hall 227
(765) 973-8305


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Northwestern University, 2009
  • M.A., Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2008
  • B.S. Chemistry, Sacred Heart University, Magna Cum Laude, 1995

Current Research Interests

Motor psychophysics

Selected Publications

  • Dam, G. (2017). People toss coins with more vigor when the stakes are higher. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.
  • Dam, G., Wei, K., & Kording, K. 2013. Credit assignment during movement reinforcement learning. PLoS One 8(2):e55352. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0055352
  • Dam, G. 2011. Undergraduate project-based learning of electroencephalography (EEG) experiment design and analysis. CIRTL Forum 2011: Teaching, Learning and Research: Preparation of the Nation's Future Faculty, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Dam, G., & Kording, K., 2009. Exploration and exploitation during sequential search. Cognitive Science, 33(3), 530-541.
  • Wang, J., Dam, G., Yildirim, S., Rand, B., Wilensky, U. & Houk, J. 2008. Reciprocity between the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex: nonlinear dynamics in microscopic modules. Complexity, 14 (2), 29-45.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH, 2013

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Teaching Award for New Faculty, Indiana University East, IN. (2018)
  • Pete Pufall Emerging Scholar Award, Jean Piaget Society, 2011 for: A movement game for learning about decision theory
  • NIH, Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), 2009-2012


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