Shimon Edelman


Research Focus

I hold degrees in electrical engineering and in computer science and am interested in all aspects of mind, brain, behavior, and the human condition. At Cornell, I work on behavioral, neural, evolutionary, and computational aspects of language, vision, consciousness, and happiness. My monographs include "Computing the Mind,” a textbook (2008); "The Happiness of Pursuit," not a self-help book (2012); “Beginnings,” a psychological-philosophical science fiction, or psy-phi sci-fi, anabasis (2014); and, most recently, "Life, Death, and Other Inconvenient Truths," an abecedary take on the human condition in 38 short chapters (2020).

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Courses - Spring 2022