Dr. Steven Pinker
Dr. Steven Pinker is an illustrious cognitive scientist, linguist and author, best known for his work on the study of language and the mind. He is a professor of psychology at Harvard University, where he has taught for over 20 years. Dr. Pinker is a leading expert on the cognitive and neural processes that underlie language, and his work has been featured in numerous academic journals, books and popular media outlets.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Pinker is also a popular, in-demand speaker, having given lectures and talks at universities, businesses and other organizations around the world. In 2018, he was a speaker at the Bigelow Forum, where he discussed the implications of his research on language and the mind for businesses and organizations. Dr. Pinker’s talk focused on the relationship between human progress and enlightenment values such as reason, science and humanism. He highlighted the progress that has been made in reducing violence, promoting democracy and improving living standards and argued that by continuing to embrace these values, we can create a brighter and more prosperous future for all.
Dr. Pinker is the author of several books, including The Language Instinct, which has been translated into over 20 languages and has become a classic in the field of cognitive science. He also wrote The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined and Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, all of which have received widespread critical acclaim and have been on bestseller lists.
Dr. Pinker’s work has been recognized with myriad awards and honors, including the George Miller Prize from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences and the Humanist of the Year from the American Humanist Association. His ideas and research have influenced not only the field of cognitive science but also many different fields such as philosophy, sociology and economics.