BreMM19 | Tversky

Barbara Tversky

Thinking and Communicating with the World and the Body

Moving from place to place in real space is fundamental to life just as moving from idea to idea in conceptual space is fundamental to thought and talk. I will discuss some of the research showing that action in the world forms the foundation for thought, talk, and the design of the world.


Barbara Tversky is Professor of Psychology at Columbia Teachers College and Professor of Psychology Emerita at Stanford University. She currently works on spatial thinking and language, visual communication including diagrams, sketches and gesture, design and creativity. She collaborates widely with, among others, philosophers, linguists, computer scientists of many varieties, domain scientists of many varieties, designers, and artists.

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