Eric Egan is a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
He received his Bachelors from Skidmore College in 2008 and a PhD from Ohio State in 2014. His favorite class to teach is Sensation & Perception – the same course that originally inspired him to pursue a graduate degree when he was an undergraduate Neuroscience Major. The course examines how the brain, through the use of its senses, gains information about the physical world. The class covers a wide range of topics such as how 3D movie technology works, the dangers of loud headphones, the root of motion sickness, and the mysteries of face blindness. Eric approaches teaching with great enthusiasm and strives to keep students engaged and inquisitive through interactive demonstrations.
Eric’s current research investigates the perception of 3-dimensional shape. The goal of this work is to understand how the brain interprets 2-dimensional images to create 3-dimensional mental representations. He also has an interest in the brain’s cross-modal perceptual abilities, i.e., how well we can visually identify an object we have only touched but not seen or vice versa.
He resides in Greenfield Center with his partner Sara, whom he met in an Introduction to Psychology course during their freshmen year at Skidmore College. Together they developed a passion for college football while in Columbus. During the off-season, Eric enjoys photography, sculpture, cycling, and relaxing with his cocker spaniel Tucker.
Eric can be contacted using the form below or the email link at the top of the page.