Steven Pinker

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Representations and decision rules in the theory of self-deception
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 http pinker wjh harvard edu
    Behav Brain Sci 34:35-7. 2011
  2. pmc Colloquium paper: the cognitive niche: coevolution of intelligence, sociality, and language
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8993-9. 2010
  3. pmc The logic of indirect speech
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, and Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:833-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The faculty of language: what's special about it?
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 95:201-36. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Clarifying the logical problem of language acquisition
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    J Child Lang 31:949-53; discussion 963-8. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Rationales for indirect speech: the theory of the strategic speaker
    James J Lee
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Rev 117:785-807. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Sequential processing of lexical, grammatical, and phonological information within Broca's area
    Ned T Sahin
    Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Science 326:445-9. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Abstract grammatical processing of nouns and verbs in Broca's area: evidence from fMRI
    Ned T Sahin
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cortex 42:540-62. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Steven Pinker
    Steven Pinker
    Harvard University, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R909. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The nature of regularity and irregularity: evidence from Hebrew nominal inflection
    Iris Berent
    Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, P O Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, USA
    J Psycholinguist Res 31:459-502. 2002

Research Grants

  1. LANGUAGE LEARNABILITY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 1993
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF COGNITION
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. DEVELOPMENT AND NEURAL BASES OF WORDS AND RULES
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. LANGUAGE LEARNABILITY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 1999

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Representations and decision rules in the theory of self-deception
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 http pinker wjh harvard edu
    Behav Brain Sci 34:35-7. 2011
    ..Second, any motivational advantages are best achieved with an adjustment to the decision rule on when to act, not with a systematic error in an internal representation...
  2. pmc Colloquium paper: the cognitive niche: coevolution of intelligence, sociality, and language
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:8993-9. 2010
    ..These abilities can help explain the emergence of abstract cognition without supernatural or exotic evolutionary forces and are in principle testable by analyses of statistical signs of selection in the human genome...
  3. pmc The logic of indirect speech
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, and Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:833-8. 2008
    ..This feature makes an indirect request qualitatively different from a direct one even when the speaker and listener can infer each other's intentions with high confidence...
  4. ncbi request reprint The faculty of language: what's special about it?
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 95:201-36. 2005
    ..The hypothesis that language is a complex adaptation for communication which evolved piecemeal avoids all these problems...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clarifying the logical problem of language acquisition
    Steven Pinker
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    J Child Lang 31:949-53; discussion 963-8. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Rationales for indirect speech: the theory of the strategic speaker
    James J Lee
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Rev 117:785-807. 2010
    ..In supporting experiments, participants judged the intentions and reactions of characters in scenarios that involved fraught requests varying in politeness and directness...
  7. doi request reprint Sequential processing of lexical, grammatical, and phonological information within Broca's area
    Ned T Sahin
    Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Science 326:445-9. 2009
    ..This suggests that a linguistic processing sequence predicted on computational grounds is implemented in the brain in fine-grained spatiotemporally patterned activity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Abstract grammatical processing of nouns and verbs in Broca's area: evidence from fMRI
    Ned T Sahin
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cortex 42:540-62. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Steven Pinker
    Steven Pinker
    Harvard University, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R909. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The nature of regularity and irregularity: evidence from Hebrew nominal inflection
    Iris Berent
    Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, P O Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, USA
    J Psycholinguist Res 31:459-502. 2002
    ....
  11. pmc Quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books
    Jean Baptiste Michel
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 331:176-82. 2011
    ..Culturomics extends the boundaries of rigorous quantitative inquiry to a wide array of new phenomena spanning the social sciences and the humanities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Portrait: Steven Pinker. Nature's son
    Betsy Carpenter
    US News World Rep 133:70-1. 2002

Research Grants23

  1. LANGUAGE LEARNABILITY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..In addition, understanding how learning succeeds in children may help in the design of second language teaching curricula...
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF COGNITION
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  3. DEVELOPMENT AND NEURAL BASES OF WORDS AND RULES
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. LANGUAGE LEARNABILITY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
    Steven Pinker; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....