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 Carleton University. Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, he explores processes of visualization in humans and machines and specializes in artificial intelligence, analogy, problem-solving, visual analytics, 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