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Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn    

Founding Dean,The Minerva Schools at KGI.

Stephen M. Kosslyn is currently Dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI (the Keck Graduate Institute). He perviously served as Director of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and Dean of Social Science and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University; he was also Associate Psychologist in the Department of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

He has focused on the study of the brain and played a role in founding the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. His research has focused primarily on the nature of visual mental imagery, visual perception, visual communication and the science of learning. Professor Kosslyn has authored or coauthored 13 books and over 300 papers on these topics.

Professor Kosslyn has received the American Psychological Association's Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award, the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, the Cattell Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the J-L. Signoret Prize (France), three honorary Doctorates, and election to Academia Rodinensis pro Remediatione (Switzerland), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in psychology. His original graduate training was in Cognitive Science, which focused on the intersection of cognitive psychology and Artificial Intelligence.

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The Science of Learning

How do people learn effectively? Science has some answers!


Minerva Project Names Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn As Founding Dean ...
SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Minerva Project Names Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn As Founding Dean. Former Harvard Dean Will Lead theĀ ...

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