Professor Jim Davies is a cognitive scientist and author of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe. He is also a frequent contributor to the popular science magazine, Nautilus, and co-hosts, with Dr. Kim Hellemans, the Minding the Brain podcast, which explores cognitive and brain sciences.
He is a full professor at Carleton University at the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the School of Computer Science. He is director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, and has won awards for his teaching and research.
Dr. Davies is a three-time TEDx speaker. If you would like to invite him to give a talk, please see the list of talks.
If you are interested in working with Jim Davies, please see his note to potential collaborators.
The CV has hyperlinks to publications.
Dr. Davies is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, the American Psychological Association, The Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion, The International Association for Empirical Aesthetics, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Virtual World Society, the speculative fiction writing group Lyngarde, The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa, and is honored to be a lifetime member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.