Morten H. Christiansen

Morten H. Christiansen is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Cornell University, Professor in Cognitive Science of Language at the School of Communication and Culture as well as the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, Denmark, and a Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs. He was awarded the Cognitive Psychology Section Award from the British Psychological Society and a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Psychonomic Society. In 2021, Morten was elected as a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. His work has been featured in many news outlets, including Washington Post, Scientific American, New Economist, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, Der Spiegel, and Times of India. Morten has also appeared on BBC Radio Inside Science, BBC World, BBC Wales, ABC Radio Australia, and Danish Public Radio, among others.

The Language Game: How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the Worldco-written with Nick Chater, was published Bantam Press in the UK and by Basic Books in the US – both in Spring 2022.

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Books by Morten H. Christiansen