Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a member of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research group. She is an internationally recognized leader in cognitive science and has a particular interest in learning and plasticity, exploration, flexibility, and imagination – abilities that are particularly relevant to the study of psychedelic experience. She is the author or coauthor of over 120 journal articles and several books and has written widely about cognitive science and psychology for the popular press. At the BCSP, Alison will study how psychedelics may influence behavior on cognitive measures of flexibility, creativity and exploration.