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Faculty and Staff Profile

Chris Pagano

Professor of Psychology

Office: 312-F Brackett
Phone: 656-4984

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology
University of Connecticut 1993

BA Psychology
University of Connecticut 1987

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Honors Introduction to Psychology
Sensation & Perception
Ergonomics for Applied Psychology

 Research Interests

Human Experimental Psychology:
Haptic Perception, Kinesthesis & Proprioception
Visual Depth Perception in Real & Virtual Environments
Human Factors of Teleoperated Robotic Systems
Human Factors of Haptic Interfaces & Laparoscopic Surgery
Direct Perception & Ecological Psychology

 Research Publications

Singapogu, R.B., Pagano, C.C., Burg, T.C., Dorn, P.G., Zacharia, R., & Lee. D (2014). Perceptually Salient Haptic Rendering for Enhancing Kinesthetic Perception in Virtual Environments. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 8, 319-331.

Campbell, A. O. & Pagano, C. C. (2014) The Effect of Instructions on Potential Slide-Out Failures During Portable Extension Ladder Angular Positioning. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 67, 30-39.

Singapogu, R. B., DuBose, S, Long, L. O., Smith, D. E., Burg, T. C., Pagano, C. C., & Burg, K. J. L. (2013). Salient Haptic Skills Trainer: Initial Validation of a Novel Simulator for Training Force-based Laparoscopic Surgical Skills. Surgical Endoscopy, 27(5), 1653-1661.

Isableu, B., Hansen, C., Rezzoug, N., Gorce, P., & Pagano, C.C. (2013). Velocity-dependent changes of rotational axes during the control of unconstrained 3D arm motions depend on initial instructions on limb position. Human Movement Science, 32, 290-300.

Singapogu, R. B., Smith D., Long, L. O., Burg, T. C., Pagano, C. C. & Burg, K. J. L. (2012). Objective Differentiation of Force-Based Laparoscopic Skills using a Novel Haptic Simulator. Journal of Surgical Education, 69, 766-773.

Gomer, J. A. & Pagano, C. C. (2012). Spatial Perception and Robot Operation: Selection, Training, Gaming, & Design, Naval Engineers Journal, 124, 131-140.

Long, L.O., Gomer, J.A., Wong, J.T, & Pagano, C.C. (2011). Visual Spatial Abilities in Uninhabited Ground Vehicles: Task Performance during Teleoperation and Direct Line of Sight. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 20, 466–479.

Moore, K. S., Gomer, J. A., Pagano, C. C., & Moore, D. D. (2009). Perception of Robot Passability During Direct Line of Sight and Teleoperation. Human Factors, 51, 557-570.

Isableu, B., Rezzoug, N., Mallet, G., Bernardin, D., Gorce, P., & Pagano, C. C. (2009) Velocity-dependant changes of rotational axes in the non-visual control of unconstrained 3D arm motions. Neuroscience, 164, 1632-1647.

Gomer, J. A., Dash, C., Moore, K. S., & Pagano, C. C. (2009). Using Radial Outflow to provide Depth Information During Teleoperation. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 18, 304-320.

Pagano, C. C. & Isenhower, R. W. (2008). Expectation Affects Verbal Judgments but not Reaches to Visually Perceived Egocentric Distances. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 437-442.