FORA.tv Speaker - Stephen Kosslyn
Stephen M. Kosslyn is currently Director of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), at Stanford University. He has been Dean of Social Science and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and also Associate Psychologist in the Department of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has focused on the study of the brain and played a role in founding the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. His research has focused primarily on the nature of visual mental imagery, visual perception, and visual communication. Professor Kosslyn has authored or coauthored 11 books and over 300 papers on these topics. More recently, he has turned to the intersection of social phenomena and the brain, using measures of differences in specific cognitive abilities to help compose teams.
Professor Kosslyn has received the American Psychological Association's Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award, the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, the Cattell Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the J-L. Signoret Prize (France), an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Caen (France), and election to Academia Rodinensis pro Remediatione (Switzerland), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in psychology. His original graduate training was in Cognitive Science, which focused on the intersection of cognitive psychology and Artificial Intelligence.
09.20.12 | 01:11:10 min
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