Michael S. Gordon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2002 - Psychology
M.A., University of California, Riverside, 1999 - Psychology
A.B., University of California, Davis, 1997 - Psychology

Office: LSCB 381
Phone: 251.460.6546
Fax: 251.460.6320
Email: mgordon@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Discipline: Sensation & Perception
Others: Cognition, Speech & Hearing, Aging/Lifespan


  • PSY 120 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 121 - Honors Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 420 - Psychology of Learning
  • PSY 456 - Adult Development & Aging
  • PSY 428 - Sensation & Perception
  • PSY 397/497 - Directed Studies
  • PSY 516 - Cognition (Graduate)
  • PSY 528 - Sensation & Perception (Graduate)
  • PSY 599 - Thesis Direction (Graduate)

    Research Interests

    Audiovisual speech; Audiovisual space and motion; Multimodal integration; Sensory vs. perceptual changes with age; Models of cognitive aging; Human Factors; Natural invariants and ecological perception, Faces and Emotion.

    There are age-related changes to the cognitive, perceptual and sensory systems. These changes affect how we detect information, its use in perception and cognition, and our ability to initiate responsive actions in response to that information. My research examines these age-related changes using paradigms such as the detection of audiovisual speech and the detection of approaching objects. For more information on these projects and my other areas of research please view my lab webpage.

    Selected Publications

    Gordon, M. S. & Rosenblum, L. D. (2004). Perception of acoustic occlusion using body-scaled judgments. Ecological Psychology, 16, 87-113.

    Gordon M. S. & Rosenblum, L. D. (2005). Effects of intra-stimulus modality change on audiovisual time-to-arrival judgments, Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 580-594.

    Gordon, M. S. & Schneider, B. (2007). Local control of gain for absolute discrimination of acoustic intensity. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 232-240.

    Gordon, M. S. & Allen, S. (2009). Audiovisual speech in older and younger adults: Integrating a distorted visual signal with speech in noise. Experimental Aging Research, 35, 202-219.

    Gordon, M. S., Daneman, M. & Schneider, B. A. (2009). Comprehension of speeded discourse by younger and older listeners. Experimental Aging Research, 35, 277-296.

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