Jordan Taylor

Associate Professor of Psychology
AB Adviser
429 Peretsman Scully Hall
Hi! I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and affiliated faculty with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. I’ve been at Princeton since 2012 and an adviser with Whitman College since 2013. Prior to coming to Princeton, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 and my B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 2003. As you can see from my brief bio here, it took me some time to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with my career. So don’t worry if you don’t know right away — there’s always time.

This circuitous academic journey gave me the opportunity to experience a variety of different fields and see the points of intersection between them. For example, I found myself loving control system theory (for reasons unknown to me) but instead of applying it to airplanes, I apply them to better understand the human motor system and the brain. In short, I want to understand how we learn new motor skills, such as riding a bike, playing a musical instrument, etc. My lab uses a variety of different techniques and approaches: behavioral testing, computational modeling, neuroimaging, and studying individuals with movement disorders. If you have an interest in Psychology, Neuroscience, or Engineering, please don’t hesitate to chat with me. You can often find me eating lunch at Whitman or just shoot me an email.