Advisory Board

Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn

Stephen M. Kosslyn, Ph.D., FAPA, FAPS, FAAAS is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He has published over 250 papers on the nature of visual mental imagery.
Stephen has received numerous honors, including the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award and the Prix Jean-Louis Signoret, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
His books include Image and Mind, Ghosts in the Mind’s Machine, Elements of Graph Design, Wet Mind: The New Cognitive Neuroscience, Image and Brain: The Resolution of the Imagery Debate, and Psychology: The Brain, the Person, the World.
Stephen also authored Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations and Graph Design for the Eye and Mind, coauthored The Case for Mental Imagery, Fundamentals of Psychology: The Brain, the Person, the World, and Fundamentals of Psychology in Context, and coedited An Invitation to Cognitive Science – 2nd Edition: Vol. 2: Visual Cognition and Findings and Current Opinion in Cognitive Neuroscience. Read the full list of his publications!
Stephen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has served on several National Research Council committees to advise the government on new technologies. He is also cofounder of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. His patents include Multi-variate data presentation method using ecologically valid stimuli and Neuroimaging as a marketing tool.
He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1974. He was awarded a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France in 2003.