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Alen Hajnal

Dr. Alen Hajnal

Associate Professor


Dr. Hajnal's research focuses on perception and action, affordances, time series analysis of perceptual, motor and physiological processes. Recent empirical work includes the use of virtual reality technology and motion capture systems. Dr. Hajnal regularly publishes in and conducts ad hoc peer review for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, Ecological Psychology, Experimental Brain Research, and others. Please check out Dr. Hajnal's Lab webpage for more information:

  • PHD - University of Connecticut (2007)

PSY420 - Sensation and Perception
PSY425 - Cognitive Psychology
PSY360 - Undergraduate Statistics
PSY361 - Research Methods
PSY475 - Senior Seminar
PSY726 - Perception
PSY783 - MATLAB Programming for Behavioral Scientists

  • Multifractality of posture modulates multisensory perception of stand-on-ability, PLoS ONE, 2019,
  • Is Perception of Stand-on-able-ness Equivalent Across Degrees of Dynamic Touch?, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 2018, 10.5406/amerjpsyc.131.2.0141
  • Fractality of Body Movements Predicts Perception of Affordances: Evidence From Stand-On-Ability Judgments About Slopes, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 2018, 10.1037/xhp0000510
  • Comparison of two psychophysical methods across visual and haptic perception of stand-on-ability, Psychological research, 2020,
  • Visual and haptic perception of the affordance of upright stance., Journal of Vision, 2017
  • International Society for Ecological Psychology
  • Psychonomic Society
  • Vision Science Society
  • English (Full Professional)
  • Hungarian (Native or Bilingual)
  • Croatian (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Brain and Behavior: perception, action, ecological psychology