Department of Psychology

Scott W. Brown Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Dr. Scott W. Brown

Office Location

518 Science

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2017

1:30-3:00, Tuesdays & Thursdays


(207) 780-4148

Academic Degrees

  • University of Maine, Ph.D., 1984
  • Goddard College. B.A., 1974


Cognitive Psychologist

Teaching Spring 2017:

PSY 360 Cognitive Processes

PSY 361 Sensationa & Perception

PSY 401 Research Apprenticeship


Research Interests

Temporal perception

Timing behavior

Attentional processes

Recent Publications

Brown, S. W.  (in press).  Attentional resources in the shaping of temporal experience.  In I. Phillips (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Temporal Experience.  Oxfordshire, UK:  Taylor & Francis.

Brown, S. W., Johnson, T. M., Sohl, M. E., & Dumas, M. K. (2015).  Executive attentional resources in timing:  Effects of inhibitory control and cognitive aging.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1063-1083.  

Brown, S. W., & Smith-Petersen, G. A. (2014).  Time perception and temporal order memory.  Acta Psychologica, 148, 173-180.

Brown, S. W. (2014).  Involvement of shared resources in time judgment and sequence reasoning tasks.  Acta Psychologica, 147, 92-96.

Brown, S. W., Collier, S. A., & Night, J. C.  (2013).  Timing and executive resources:  Dual-task interference patterns between temporal production and shifting, updating, and inhibition tasks.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 947-963.

Brown, S. W. (2010).  Timing, resources, and interference:  Attentional modulation of time perception.  In K. C. Nobre & J. T. Coull (Eds.), Attention and time (pp. 107-121).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

 Brown, S. W. (2008-a).  The attenuation effect in timing:  Counteracting dual-task interference with time judgment skill training.  Perception, 37, 712-724.

 Brown, S. W. (2008-b).  Time and attention:  Review of the literature.  In S. Grondin (Ed.), Psychology of time (pp. 111-138).  Bingley, UK:  Emerald.