Todd A. Kahan

Professor of Psychology

Kahan is one of six Bates faculty members who have received tenure appointments or promotions that will take effect Aug. 1, 2012.  (Read the story.)

He is a cognitive psychologist whose research focuses on attention, perception, memory, language and the cognitive processing of visual features and objects.

At Bates he has taught courses including “Cognitive Psychology,” “Research Methodology” and “Sensation and Perception.”

Kahan’s recent scholarly articles include “Are visual features of a looming or receding object processed in a capacity-free manner?” in Consciousness and Cognition; “An examination of orthographic and phonological processing using the task-choice procedure” in Language and Cognitive Processes; and “Object trimming: When masking dots alter rather than replace target representations” in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

In 2007 Kahan received the Charles F. and Evelyn M. Phillips Faculty Fellowship to be a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia for a year. In 2001 he received a new-investigator award in experimental psychology from the American Psychological Association.

He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University and a doctorate in cognitive psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.