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David Cycleback is an internationally known scholar working in cognitive science, philosophy and artifacts history, and is author of the peer-reviewed university textbooks Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems, and Ultraviolet Light and Its Uses. Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits is one of best selling natural science digital textbooks in the world, and academia.edu ranked his ‘Judging the Authenticity of Photographs’ as in the top 0.1% most read academic papers in art history.

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Cycleback was runner-up for the International Book Award for Philosophy for Noise Music: Cognitive Psychology, Aesthetics and Epistemology, a four-time Eric Hoffer Award Finalist, and his books have been translated into Chinese and Persian. In their second printing by China’s National Photographic Art Publishing House, his guides Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters and Judging the Authenticity of Photographs were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in Asia, and Art Perception is one of four books students are recommended to study in preparation for India’s Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for postgraduate studies in technical design.

He was a writer for the standard academic reference Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, a museum studies practicum coordinator for the University of Washington, an authenticity researcher for Arizona State University’s Society for American Baseball Research, and is a member of the Oxford University Philosophical Society and the International Society for Philosophers.

His other books include Authenticating Art and Artifacts: An Introduction to Methods and Issues, Limits of Science (upcoming), Authenticating Early Baseball Cards, A Brief Introduction to Ancient Counting Systems for Non-Mathematicians, and Identifying Antique Commercial Printing Processes And The Basics of Authenticating Antique and Art Prints.

He has been cited by the Australian National Archives, Museum of Innovation and Science, Indiana Historical Society, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Saylor Academy, University of Wisconsin (The Scout Project), Columbia University Computer Music Center, University of California Center for Learning in the Arts and Sciences and Sydney University (Business of Art).

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