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Language Is a Window into the Mind

Posted by on Sep 17, 2010 on bigthink.com

Psychologist Steven Pinker studies the interface between language and human computation, which he argues is the key to understanding human...

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Human nature and the blank slate

Posted by on Sep 26, 2008 on ted.com

Steven Pinker’s book The Blank Slate argues that all humans are born with some innate traits. Here, Pinker talks about his thesis,...

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The surprising decline in violence

Posted by on Sep 10, 2007 on ted.com

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even...

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What our language habits reveal

Posted by on Sep 9, 2007 on ted.com

In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds...

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