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Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami

I'm a cognitive scientist, more specifically an anthropological linguist. My research examines the ways language affects and reflects human thought. Much of this work has been conducted with remote populations in the jungles of Amazonia.

My new book, Numbers and the Making of Us (Harvard University Press), examines how humans invented numbers, and how numbers came to reshape our lives.


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    Professor, University of Miami