Jake Patten

Adjunct Faculty
DTPHX Campus


Jake Patten is a cognitive scientist with strong skills in research design, project management, and data science.

Patten works with the SAMBA research group/think tank at ASU where we are attempting to answer some of the most intriguing questions about auditory perception; is localization a discrete or distributed process, how are regular people different from talented musicians and how are both different from musicians with perfect pitch, what information do we use to create rich auditory scenes, and more. He also consults with outside companies in the realm of data science, data mining, and user experience. In that role, he brings over 8 years' experience designing well-controlled research studies into the corporate and industry worlds and uses his command of statistics to tease out information that isn't always visible to the untrained eye.

Patten's pet areas of interest are auditory perception, cognitive science, statistics, and multidimensional scaling. His Masters and Doctoral theses focused on timbre (specifically spectral envelope) and its contribution to auditory scene analysis. he's also investigated the statistical patterns in human thought and foraging behavior. Lastly, Patten has developed a program to bring multidimensional scaling newfound life and scientific utility by working in a statistical analysis component to its already useful visualization and dimension reduction procedures.


Arizona State University, PhD

Research Interests

  • Virtual Pitch
  • Quantifying Characteristics of Music/Sounds Found Pleasing/Distressing
  • Musical/Harmonic Aspects of White Noise
  • Sense Integration
  • Tactile Sensation in Sight-Impaired Individuals


Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 205Exploring Comm Disorders
SHS 310Anatomical/Physio Bases Speech
SHS 367Language Science
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

Expertise Areas