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Ruth M J Byrne

Citizenship  Irish
Residence  Ireland
Role  Author
Name  Ruth J.
Nationality  Irish

Ruth M. J. Byrne httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Born  1 March 1962 (age 53) Dublin, Ireland (1962-03-01)
Fields  Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Science
Institutions  University College Dublin Trinity College Dublin Cardiff University MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge.
Alma mater  University College Dublin Trinity College Dublin
Books  The rational imagination, Deduction
Education  Trinity College, Dublin, University College Dublin

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.


  • Professor of Cognitive Science (Personal Chair) at Trinity College Dublin since 2005
  • Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2007
  • Vice Provost of Trinity College Dublin from 2005 to 2008
  • Associate Professor in Psychology Trinity College Dublin from 1999 to 2005
  • Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 1995
  • Lecturer in Psychology Trinity College Dublin from 1991 to 1999
  • College Lecturer in Computer Science University College Dublin in 1991
  • Lecturer in Psychology Cardiff University from 1989 to 1991
  • Research Scientist at Applied Psychology Unit Cambridge, from 1986 to 1989
  • PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Trinity College Dublin in 1987
  • BA degree in Psychology from University College Dublin in 1983
  • References

    Ruth M. J. Byrne Wikipedia

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