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Computer Scientist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Doug Hofstadter Presents at DePauw (December, 2006)

Computer scientist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Douglas R. Hofstadter (pictured) is the Director of the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition at Indiana University, where he holds the combined positions of College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science, and Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Psychology. His research focuses on constructing "computer models of some of the most central mechanisms and features of human thinking -- namely, high-level perception, analogical thought, discovery and creativity". Professor Hofstadter's December, 2006 presentation at DePauw is entitled "Musings about the Tower of Abstraction that is Modern Mathematics.