USC Cinematic Arts

Michael Kubovy is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia with broad interests in auditory, visual, and cross-modal perception, psychology of art, and philosophy of mind. He is one of the key proponents of neo-Gestalt psychology. Michael uses the tools of cognitive science and the mathematical analysis of patterns to solve some of the enduring puzzles of visual perception and develop visual representations of information which, itself, is not directly sensible—most notably, the temporally extended multi-threaded structure of our lives.