Jim Davies Discusses the Psychology of Star Wars on The Agenda

On Dec. 14, 2017. TVO’s The Agenda welcomed Jim Davies, Carleton University’s director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, to discuss the psychology of Star Wars and how appealing to viewers with the “creativity sweet spot” takes skill and balance from designers.

Watch the video here.

Jim Davies is an associate professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He explores computational modeling and artificial intelligence applied to human visual imagination. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems, and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds.

He is a frequent contributor to Nautilus magazine and is author of Riveted: The Science of How Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the