James Craig



Professor Craig is a sensory psychologist. His field of expertise is tactile sensitivity and the problems associated with recognizing complex patterns by means of touch. Using tactile displays that present letter-like patterns to the fingerpad, he has investigated basic perceptual processes such as masking, temporal integration, spatial acuity, and selective attention. Professor Craig is also interested in developing tactile aids for visually-impaired and deaf individuals.

Professor Craig received a B.A. degree from DePauw in 1964 and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1967. He came to Indiana University in 1969 and was appointed Chancellor's Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in 1995.

Professor Craig received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke in 1986 and the Claude Pepper Award in 1990, from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. He received the Distinguished Faculty Member Award from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989 and was the Tracy M. Sonneborn Lecturer in 1992.