Patrick Garrigan, Ph.D.
Dr. Garrigan investigates how perceptual representations are formed from sensory input. His research combines computational techniques and behavioral experiments. He is also interested in how perceptual representations affect learning processes and how the human visual system adapts to best utilize information in dynamic environments. Recently he has begun investigating prospective memory, or how people plan and remember to take actions in the future.
Dr. Garrigan grew up just outside of Shamokin, Pennsylvania and attended Southern Columbia High School. In 1999 he received Bachelor's degrees in psychology and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005 he received a Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA working with Dr. Philip Kellman. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn under the supervision of Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian, Dr. Garrigan joined the Saint Joseph's University psychology department in August, 2007.
BA - University of Pennsylvania
PhD - University of California, Los Angeles