Steven Pinker The Thinker

One person who is another remarkably smart individual is Steven Pinker. He is a professor at Harvard university and MIT where he researches the cognitive aspects of language. In particular, he studies how people, and indeed any animal, uses language and how they acquire it. He is also a best selling author who has published books from The Blank Slate to The Stuff of Thought (among many others). He is a charismatic and elegant speaker with much to say about his field and, as far as I see it, he is an exceptional and bright individual.

I will be seeing him this fall where he will lecture on his book. As a taste of things to come, here is a link with a speech he gave at TED a few years ago. Enjoy.


About insightsofmind

Hello my name is Jerome and welcome to my blog. Here you will find various media and articles on assorted topics from around the world and some of my own personal interests. I’ve made this blog so you too can enjoy the topics and issues I examine and discuss in detail here. On occasion, I will only post bits and pieces for I am a busy guy. But when I get the time I always try to post as much material as possible. Now that you’re here take the time to look around and see if there’s anything that peaks your interest. Some material you will find will be pictures; others will be videos and articles. I’ve tried to offer a wide variety of mediums so that you the viewer can find the one that most suits you. And I hope with the time you’ve taken to at least read this you are already interested in what I have posted here. Thanks for your time.
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