Kristopher Patten

Lecturer (FSC)
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Adjunct Faculty
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Jake Patten is a cognitive scientist with strong skills in research design, project management, and data science.

Patten works with the SAMBA research group/think tank at ASU that is attempting to answer some of the most intriguing questions about auditory perception; is localization a discrete or distributed process, how are regular people different from talented musicians and how are both different from musicians with perfect pitch, what information do we use to create rich auditory scenes, and more. He also consults with outside companies in the realm of data science, data mining, and user experience. In that role, he brings more than eight years' experience designing well-controlled research studies into the corporate and industry worlds and uses his command of statistics to tease out information that isn't always visible to the untrained eye.

Patten's pet areas of interest are auditory perception, cognitive science, statistics, and multidimensional scaling. His Masters and Doctoral theses focused on timbre (specifically spectral envelope) and its contribution to auditory scene analysis. he's also investigated the statistical patterns in human thought and foraging behavior. Lastly, Patten has developed a program to bring multidimensional scaling newfound life and scientific utility by working in a statistical analysis component to its already useful visualization and dimension reduction procedures.

Education

Ph.D. Arizona State University

Research Interests

  • Virtual Pitch
  • Quantifying Characteristics of Music/Sounds Found Pleasing/Distressing
  • Musical/Harmonic Aspects of White Noise
  • Sense Integration
  • Tactile Sensation in Sight-Impaired Individuals

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SHS 205 Exploring Comm Disorders
SHS 310 Anatomical/Physio Bases Speech
SHS 367 Language Science
SHS 375 Speech Science
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
SHS 205 Exploring Comm Disorders
SHS 367 Language Science
CHS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
SHS 205 Exploring Comm Disorders
SHS 310 Anatomical/Physio Bases Speech
SHS 367 Language Science
SHS 375 Speech Science
CHS 394 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
SHS 205 Exploring Comm Disorders
SHS 310 Anatomical/Physio Bases Speech
SHS 367 Language Science
CHS 394 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PSY 290 Research Methods
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PSY 290 Research Methods
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PSY 290 Research Methods
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PSY 290 Research Methods

Expertise Areas