Jim Davies
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Jim Davies

Jim Davies is an associate professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, he explores processes of visualization in humans and machines and specializes in artificial intelligence, analogy, problem-solving, and the psychology of art, religion, and creativity. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems, and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds.

In his spare time, he is a published poet, an internationally-produced playwright, and a professional painter, calligrapher, and swing dancer. He is the author of "Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make us Laugh, Movies Make us Cry, and Religion Makes us Feel One with the Universe."

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    • Riveted

    • The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe
    • By: Jim Davies
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    Professor Jim Davies's fascinating and highly accessible book, Riveted, reveals the evolutionary underpinnings of why we find things compelling....

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    • Fun and excellent listen!

    • By Alejandro Franco on 04-13-18
    • The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe
    • By: Jim Davies
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

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