Northwestern University's Mark Beeman visited campus and gave the spring Neuroscience lecture cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor, the Loyola Neuroscience Society and the CAN lab. Dr. Beeman described his research program exploring how the phenomenon of insight in problem solving may be implemented in the brain. Members of the CANlab's creativity research group and the Neuroscience Society also enjoyed a lively research discussion with Dr. Beeman dinner at Uncommon Ground.
Over four years in the making, Dr. Morrison's latest book, the Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning, coedited with Keith J. Holyoak was released last month. Nobel Prize winning psychologist Dan Kahnemann declared the OHTR an "indispensible book", while University of Michigan professor Richard Nesbitt said "the handbook will define the topics of thinking and reasoning for years to come."
Intended for both beginners and seasoned veterans in the field, the OHTR contains 41 chapters written by the eminent researchers in the study of thinking and reasoning. Chapters include both basic as well as applied topics. You can survey the list of topics here.