ben motz

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Senior Lecturer & Director of Pedagogy
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Indiana University
1101 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Office: Psychology Building, A200B
(812)855-0318
bmotz(a)indiana.edu

perception of temporal patterns
you've lost track of time and you need to catch a train at four o'clock. all of a sudden you hear a clock tower... dong... dong... dong... you breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that you won't miss your train. but how, in the absence of any additional signals to indicate its discontinuation, did you know that the clock stopped? presumably you generated a very precise expectation for when the last chime would occur. i'm interested in studying the behavior and limitations of these temporal expectations.

undergraduate pedagogy
the oed defines pedagogy as "the art, occupation, or practice of teaching," and with all due respect to the oed, i think this definition omits an important quality of pedagogy: "science." there are principles of effective teaching, and i research these.