THE TALK: Mind Flight: A Sampling of Things We Now Know about the Human Mind
We live in an era increasingly enlightened by improving knowledge about how and why people learn, forget, and make decisions. This knowledge comes from decades of discoveries by a diverse set of allied disciplines dedicated to improving our understanding of the human mind.
Today it seems unsurprising, perhaps even imperative, that there exists in the world an organization like IHMC focused on the study of cognition in humans and machines. A century ago, however, this would certainly not have been so. Back then, the prevailing opinion was that the internal workings of the mind were not even a valid topic of scientific study, because they were not directly observable. Fortunately, that archaic way of thinking has fallen out of fashion.
In this lecture we will enjoy a metaphorical “flight” or “sampler” of insights about our minds, all of which have some relevance and implications for our everyday lives.Register
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Kevin joined IHMC as a Senior Research Scientist in March 2023. He has a leadership role in building a basic and applied research program in computational cognitive sciences, will be a contributing faculty member to the Joint UWF-IHMC Intelligent Systems and Robotics Ph.D. program, and will play a prominent role in fostering collaborations in these areas with government, industry, and academia.
Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in cognitive psychology from Trinity University; he earned both a master’s and a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, also in cognitive psychology. While in graduate school at CMU, he was awarded a training fellowship from the Air Force Research Laboratory, marking the start of his tenure as a civilian scientist with AFRL.
Kevin has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, is an inventor on two U.S. patents, and had a lead role in the organization and management of 14 international conferences and workshops. He is a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society and served as Chair of the Governing Board for the Cognitive Science Society.
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