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Donald Hoffman

Cognitive Scientist

Donald Hoffman received his PhD from MIT and is a professor of cognitive science at the University of California Irvine. He is an author of over 120 scientific papers and three books, including Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See. His new book, The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes, will be published by W.W. Norton in August. He received a Distinguished Scientific Award of the American Psychological Association for early career research, the Rustum Roy Award of the Chopra Foundation, and the Troland Research Award of the US National Academy of Sciences. His writing has appeared in Scientific American and Edge, and his work has been featured in Wired, Quanta, The Atlantic, Ars Technica, National Public Radio, The Daily Mail, Discover Magazine, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He has a TED Talk titled “Do we see reality as it is?”

Past Programs Featuring Donald Hoffman

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm