Brett has a BS in Mathematics from Bucknell University (1993) and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut (1999). His thesis advisor at UConn was Michael Turvey, and his research focused on optic flow, heading perception, and visually guided steering. From 1999 to 2001, he did a post-doc with Bill Warren in the Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department at Brown University. In 2001, Brett joined the Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer, where he is currently a Professor.
Brett’s research focuses on perception and action. His main interests are the visual control of locomotion and perceptual-motor learning and adaptation. His research on these topics contributes to the development of the ecological and dynamical systems approaches to perception and action.
Brett teaches an undergraduate-level course in Sensation & Perception and a graduate-level course in Perception & Action. He is currently supervising two graduate students, a post-doc, and several undergraduate students, and is an Associate Editor of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Contact information:Brett R. Fajen, Professor
Department of Cognitive Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Carnegie Building 301D
110 8th Street
Troy NY 12180-3590
Phone: (518) 276-8266
Fax: (518) 276-8268
Office: Carnegie 301D