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Tag: Steven Pinker

Conversations with History: Steven Pinker

Published on Apr 1, 2014 Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard’s Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Pinker discusses the origins and evolution of his thinking on human nature. Topics include: growing up in Montreal in a Jewish family, the impact of the 1960’s, his education, and …

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Published on Oct 6, 2012 Steven Pinker – Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such …

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