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Derek Lyons

Derek Lyons 

Dr. Derek Lyons is a cognitive psychologist and web/media developer. He is the founder and project lead for KarunaTree, a new platform for interactive children's media.

Prior to KarunaTree, Derek completed his Ph.D. in cognitive developmental psychology at Yale University. His research at Yale focused upon social forms of learning (for example, imitation and overimitation) as they occur in the early childhood years. Derek's childhood development research has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR, on Slashdot.com, and on NOVA. In the scientific press, Derek's work has been published in Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Philosophy Compass, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

In addition to his psychology training, Derek is a Rhodes Scholar, and holds graduate degrees in computer science and artificial intelligence from the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Reed College.Hello Felix Ball