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Jim Davies


Degrees:Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1109 (Professor Davies will not receive calls at this number during the pandemic)
Office:2208 Dunton Tower

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.

He is also a co-host of the podcast Minding the Brain