Stephen M. Kosslyn is Dean of Arts and Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI, as well as John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, Emeritus, in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Kosslyn received his original graduate training in cognitive science, which focused on the intersection of cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. Faced with limitations in those approaches, he eventually turned to studying the brain, and is one of the founders of the field of cognitive neuroscience. Research in the Kosslyn Laboratory focused primarily on the nature of visual mental imagery, visual perception, and visual communication, as well as on the uses of imagery in cognition more generally, and on individual and group differences in imagery ability. Convergent methodologies were employed, ranging from behavioral studies to neuroimaging research to computational models.
Visit Stephen Kosslyn's Edge page for selected interviews and essays.