TSC 2010


PLENARY  12    Mindwandering and Consciousness

Sat.    April 17, 2010         2:00pm-4:10pm



Jonathan Schooler is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he pursues research on consciousness, memory, the relationship between language and thought, problem-solving, and creativity. He is particularly interested in phenomena at the intersection of psychology and philosophy such as how fluctuations in people’s awareness of their experience mediate mind-wandering and how exposing individuals to philosophical positions alters their behavior. A graduate of Hamilton College, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1987 and then joined the psychology faculty of the University of Pittsburgh.  He moved to the University of British Columbia in 2004 as a Canada Research Chair in Social Cognitive Science and joined the faculty at UCSB in 2007. He is co-editor of Scientific Approaches to Consciousness, which was published in 1997 by Lawrence Erlbaum.