Profile: Jim Davies

Profile: Jim Davies

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Jim Davies - Associate Professor of Cognitive Science

Jim Davies is an associate professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at CarletonUniversity. Directorof the Science of Imagination Laboratory, he explores processes of visualization in humans and machines and specializes in artificial intelligence, imagination, artistic compellingness and creativity. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems, and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds. In his spare time, he is a published poet, an internationally-produced playwright, and a professional painter, calligrapher, and swing dancer.

He maintains an official Psychology Today blog at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-imagination and is author of Riveted: The Science of How Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe.