Michael Kubovy: The Aesthetics and Psychology of Randomness
- Friday, September 30, 2011
- 107 Old Cabell Hall
- 3:30 p.m.
Cognitive psychologist Michael Kubovy's research focuses on visual and auditory perception, especially perceptual organization; cross-modal perception; and the psychology of art. The latter is the focus of his book The Psychology of Perspective and Renaissance Art. Kubovy's work is widely published in journals such as The Proceedings of the US Academy of Sciences and Experimental Brain Research. His research is currently supported by NSF, with previous awards from NIMH, the National Eye Institute, and the National Institute for Deafness and Communicative Disorders. He has received numerous awards for his achievements, including Cattell and Guggenheim fellowships, election to the select (100 or so members) Society of Experimental Psychologists, and a fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio. Among his invited lectures are the Wertheimer Lecture in Frankfurt and the Kanisza Lecture in Trieste, as well as numerous keynote conference addresses. Kubovy received the PhD from the Hebrew University, where he worked with Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. He has held faculty positions at Yale, Rutgers and the University of Virginia.