Author of the acclaimed best-seller How the Mind Works, Dr. Pinker is the Peter de Florez Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, where he has received awards for his graduate and undergraduate teaching. He was among Newsweek’s “100 Americans for the Next Century,” and is author of the previous bestseller, The Language of Instinct. In addition to his many scholarly publications, he writes frequently in the popular press, including the New York Times, and The New Yorker. He was a scientific advisor for the NOVA series on Evolution, and is on the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary. Dr. Pinker is one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists, and is renowned for his engaging and thought-provoking lectures.