Jim Davies

Carleton University

Jim Davies is a full professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, he explores computational modeling and artificial intelligence applied to human visual imagination. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems, and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds.

He is a frequent contributor to Nautilus magazine 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 and Imagination: The Science of Your Mind’s Greatest Power, and Being the Person Your Your Dog Thinks You Are: The Science of a Better You.

He is also a co-host of the podcast Minding the Brain http://www.mindingthebrainpodcast.com/