Ashley Walton

My research focuses on how the statistical methods of nonlinear dynamical systems can be used to understand human behavior, in particular how behavior emerges from our interactions with others and the structure of our environments.
I apply knowledge from cognitive science, philosophy, experimental psychology, statistics and user-centered design in order to translate key findings from behavioral research into the design of systems of support.

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Dartmouth College (2019 – Present)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Adina Roskies
Department of Philosophy

Harvard University (2017 – 2019)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Susan Murphy
Department of Statistics





MGH Brain Modulation Lab (Winter 2020 – Present)
Patient Engagement for individuals undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Dr. Mark Richardson.



University of Cincinnati (2012 – 2017)
M.A. & PhD. in Experimental Psychology
Eotvös Loránd University Budapest (Fall 2011)
Semester in Cognitive Science

University of Cincinnati
(2005 – 2011)
College of Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning (DAAP)
Communication Design, Bachelors of Science
Brain & Mind Studies
Philosophy Minor



Michael Richardson (PhD Advisor)
Department of Psychology
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia
Anthony Chemero (PhD Advisor)
Department Philosophy, Department of Psychology
University of Cincinnati
Lori Crosby
Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology,
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center



“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity and form.”

-Albert Einstein.


© Ashley Walton 2020