Steven Pinker, the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, was named this year’s winner of the George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience, presented by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Winners of the award are honored for a career of “distinguished and sustained scholarship and research at the cutting-edge of cognitive neuroscience,” and for “extraordinary innovation and high impact on international scientific thinking.”

Pinker, who conducts research on language and cognition, delivered the George A. Miller Lecture on April 18 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.