Philip Lieberman, Ph.D.

Philip Lieberman, Ph.D., George Hazard Crooker University Professor Emeritus (formerly the Fred M. Seed Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences)

Philip Lieberman appeared April 26, 2021 on Science for the Public's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program to discuss the distinction between animal communication systems and human language and the evolutionary development of the language anatomy. He also described the issue of Neanderthal language.

Dr. Lieberman has written extensively on the development of language and cognition. His works include numerous very accessible books for the general reader. Here are some examples:

  • (2013) The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique
  • (2019) The Theory That Changed Everything: "On the Origin of Species" as a Work in Progress
  • (2002) Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain