Ruth M. J. Byrne

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Prof Ruth Byrne
Ruth M.J. Byrne, Ireland, 2007.
Born (1962-03-01) 1 March 1962 (age 56)
Residence Ireland
Nationality Irish
Citizenship Irish
Alma mater University College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Scientific career
Fields Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Science
Institutions University College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Cardiff University
MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge.

Ruth M.J.Byrne, FTCD, MRIA (born 1962) is an Irish cognitive scientist and author of several books on human reasoning, including The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality (2005, MIT Press), Deduction (1991, co-author Philip Johnson-Laird, Erlbaum), and Human Reasoning (1993, with Jonathan Evans & Stephen Newstead, Erlbaum). Information on her scientific articles is available at Reasoning and Imagination Lab

She is currently the Professor of Cognitive Science, in the Institute of Neuroscience & School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. She is the former Vice Provost of Trinity College Dublin.


External links

  • Ruth Byrne TCD
  • reasoning and imagination lab
  • Interview in "The Psychologist"

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