Marc D. Hauser
Marc Hauser's research sits at the interface between evolutionary biology and cognitive neuroscience, and is aimed at understanding how the minds of human and nonhuman animals evolved. By studying nonhuman animals in both the wild and in captivity, as well as human infants and adults, Hauser's work has unlocked some of the mysteries of language evolution, conceptual representation, social cooperation, communication, and morality. He is a Harvard College Professor, Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, and Biological Anthropology, co-director of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Interfaculty Program, Director of the Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, and the author of more than 200 papers and five books, including The Evolution of Communication (1996, MIT), Wild Minds (2000, Holt), and Moral Minds: How nature designed our sense of right and wrong (Harper Collins). He is working on a book about the origins of evil entitled Evilicious (Viking/Penguin).
Professor Hauser was a Faculty Associate of the Center from 2004-2013.