Professor Timothy L. Hubbard
Timothy L. Hubbard, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, Texas
Christian University (TCU).
His primary scientific interest involves mental representation, and under this broad umbrella he’s investigated numerous phenomena. One area of investigation involves representational momentum, a tendency for memory for an object to be displaced or biased in ways consistent with that object’s expected behavior. Studies of representational momentum led him to related topics of perception of causality and boundary extension.
A second area of investigation involves properties of mental imagery, and this led him to study psychophysics. A third area of investigation involves different aspects of music cognition. In addition to these empirical studies, he is interested in philosophy of mind and consciousness studies. He’s completed theoretical work on qualia and on cognitive aspects of altered states such as dreaming and shamanism. These investigations address what he sees as the greatest mystery of science… how it is that we are able to reconstruct within our minds a copy of the world, and how are the properties of that mental representation related to the properties of the world?
Timothy authored Representational momentum contributes to motion induced mislocalization of stationary objects, What is mental representation? And how does it relate to consciousness?, Bridging the gap: Possible roles and contributions of representational momentum, Computational theory and cognition in representational momentum and related types of displacement: A reply to Kerzel, and Representational momentum, flash-lag, and motion capture, and coauthored Evidence suggestive of separate visual dynamics in perception and in memory and the innovative Amazon download The force of appearance: gamma movement, naive impetus, and representational momentum.
Timothy earned his B.A. (summa cum laude) at the University of Denver and his Ph.D. at Dartmouth College in 1988.