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Mark BeemanMember, Segal Research CouncilProfessor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

About

Mark Beeman wants to know how people think. He is particularly interested in "high-level cognition," such as how people understand whole stories and solve complex problems. He particularly wants to know how the brain thinks. All research on the brain and on thinking or perceiving, without regard to the brain, is interesting and useful. He finds it satisfying to try to link the brain’s wetware to the mind’s software. Not just for the sake of connecting the mental realm to the physical, but because evidence from each domain helps constrain theories in the other, hopefully providing novel insights into both.

Education

PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

BA, Psychology, Brandeis University

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