Founding Dean of the Minerva School of Arts and Sciences (Previously, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James at Harvard University)
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Kosslyn
Q.) What would be your message for the younger minds?
Dr. Kosslyn >
1) Keep your eyes open, try to see what is actually there -- not what you wish were there or what others believe is there.
2) Strive to understand your particular strengths and weaknesses, and work to make your strengths even stronger and your weaknesses manageable.
3) Learn to work with other people who are different from you, relying on them to augment your weaknesses and leverage your strengths.
Q.) what you think are the major research issues/topics in cognition?
Dr. Kosslyn > In what ways can basic knowledge from the cognitive sciences be used to improve people's lives?
(As sent to Sumitava Mukherjee, May 2014)
Some books by Prof. Kosslyn