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Dr. Morten H. Christiansen: director

Morten H. Christiansen is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs and Professor in Cognitive Science of Language at the School of Communication and Culture and the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, Denmark. His research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. He employs a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, statistical learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. Christiansen is the author of over 210 scientific papers and has edited books on Connectionist Psycholinguistics, Language Evolution, Language Universals, and Cultural Evolution. His newest book Creating language: Integrating evolution, acquisition, and processing from MIT Press provides an overview of the work done in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. He is currently finishing up a "popular" book, The Language Game: The surprising truth about how we communicate, aimed at a general audience.

Click here for a CV and here for his Google Scholar Profile and here for his tweets.

Dr. Morten H. Christiansen

Cornell University