Biography

Rick Gilmore is Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. He studies the development of visual perception in infants, children, and adults using behavioral, neural imaging, and computational methods. These are described more fully on his lab website. He co-founded and co-directs the Databrary.org data library, co-founded the Penn State Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC), directs the Open Data and Developmental Science (ODDS) initiative through the Penn State Child Study Center, and advocates for more open, transparent, and reproducible scientific practices, especially in psychology and neuroscience.

Interests

  • Perceptual, cognitive, & brain development
  • Open science
  • Amateur radio (callsign K3ROG)
  • Poetry, music, & theatre; cycling, hiking, & camping

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, 1997

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • M.S., Psychology, 1995

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • A.B. magna cum laude, Cognitive Science, 1985

    Brown University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Professor of Psychology

The Pennsylvania State University

Jul 2019 – Present Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Principal Investigator

The Play & Learning Across a Year (PLAY) Project

Jun 2016 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder/Co-Director

Databrary.org

Jan 2013 – Present New York
Co-founded the first open data library specialized for storing, streaming, and sharing video data.
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Professor of Psychology

The Pennsylvania State University

Jul 2004 – Jun 2019 Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Pennsylvania State University

Jul 1997 – Jun 2004 Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

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I know that voice! Mothers' voices influence children's perceptions of emotional intensity

The ability to interpret others’ emotions is a critical skill for children’s socioemotional functioning. While research has emphasized …

Advancing scientific integrity, transparency, and openness in child development research: Challenges and possible solutions

In 2019, the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) adopted a Policy on Scientific Integrity, …

They get rhythm--Who could ask for anything more? Commentary on Brakke & Pacheco, 2019

Psychology is harder than physics, and developmental psychology is harder still. The monograph by Karen Brakke and Matheus Pacheco …

AutoViDev: A computer-vision framework to enhance and accelerate research in human development

Interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and tools can accelerate scientific progress. For example, findings from developmental and vision …

Young children's neural processing of their mother’s voice: An fMRI study

In addition to semantic content, human speech carries paralinguistic information that conveys important social cues such as a …

Teaching

I teach the following courses on a regular basis:

  • PSYCH 260: Neurological Bases of Human Behavior ( Spring 2019 & Fall 2020)
  • PSY 511: Foundations of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience ( Fall 2018, Fall 2019 & Fall 2020)
  • PSY 525: Transparent, Open, and Reproducible Research Practices in the Social and Behavioral Sciences ( Spring 2017, Spring 2020)

I have taught this course in the past:

I have also helped lead the following R workshops:

Recent Posts

musings on this and that…

Home of the meek

There is no doubt that the corona virus pandemic provides the entire world a terrifying reminder that human life and civilization is vulnerable to the whims of uncaring forces of nature.

Morse, of course

I’ve been a ham for only a few years. In that time, I’ve enjoyed sampling the hobby’s many facets. When I first heard about ham radio as a boy, the thrills were mostly about talking by voice and CW (Morse code) to stations around the world.

Seeing through the fog

I understand why Republican partisans want to confuse the public. But this is crystal clear. No candidate for elected office in the United States should ever seek or receive help from foreign countries to win an election.

What makes America great (to me)

Today I rode my bicycle to our public library (an American innovation), and walked around the corner to an Indian restaurant that is owned and operated by people of Latin American heritage.

Just do it!

Two years ago, I participated in my first Field Day as a ham. For the uninitiated, Field Day is an annual event where radio amateurs set-up radio stations in locations they would normally not operate.

Projects

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PLAY project

The Play & Learning Across a Year Project

databraryapi package

An R package for interacting with the Databrary.org API.

Databrary.org

An open, secure data library for sharing video.

Datavyu.org

An open source tool for video annotation.

Proximal Emotional Environment Project (PEEP)

What is the emotional environment really like?

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