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Rick Gilmore

Professor of Psychology

114 Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-3664


  1. Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
  2. M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1994
  3. A.B., magna cum laude, Brown University, 1985


Rick O. Gilmore is Associate Professor of Psychology and a Huck Institute of the Life Sciences Faculty Co-fund.

He is particularly interested in the development of brain networks that enable perceivers to extract information about the layout of the environment, the shape of objects, and the speed and direction of self-movement from patterns of visual motion called optic flow. Gilmore is also keenly interested in developing tools and practices that make scientific research more open, transparent, and reproducible.

From 2008 to 2014, Gilmore served as the founding Director of Human Imaging at Penn State's Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC). He has won the College of the Liberal Arts tenure-line faculty teaching award, leads the Human Developmental Neuroscience Initiative for the Child Study Center, and has had support for his research from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Gilmore has served as president of the Centre Region Bicycle Coalition, the Acoustic Brew Concert Series, and the State College Community Theatre. He is Judge of Elections for State College East Precinct 26.

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