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Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst
Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst is a French cognitive scientist working for the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences in Lyon. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and the University of Leuven. His research focuses on human reasoning and experimental pragmatics. He aims to describe the conditions that affect, and the cognitive mechanisms that serve, inferential processing.
Hugo Mercier is writing a Ph.D. dissertation in experimental psychology related to the reasoning mechanisms involved in argumentation. His thesis is supervised by Dan Sperber, Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst, and Guy Politzer. Concurrently, he is participating in a cross-cultural psychology project that aims to compare the way Japanese and French people deal with contradiction.
Hiroshi Yama is a Japanese cognitive psychologist. He received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University, and is now working at Kobe College. His research interest is in human reasoning. He investigates how this issue is viewed in evolutionary psychology and cultural psychology.
Yayoi Kawasaki is a Japanese cognitive psychologist working for Kobe College as a postdoctoral fellow (2004–present) in Nishinomiya, Japan. She received her Ph.D. in Human Sciences at Kobe College. Her research focuses on human memory and reasoning. She aims to describe how memory is created, and especially how reasoning process affects generating memory.
Kuniko Adachi is a Japanese cognitive psychologist in the doctoral program at Kobe College (2004–present) in Nishinomiya, Japan. She earned master's degrees in Japanese literature and psychology at Konan Women's University in Kobe, Japan. Her research interest is in the cognitive biases in probability judgments. She investigates how people make judgments and decisions under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity.
Published Online: 2006-12-12
Published in Print: 2006-12-01