Gary Marcus is an award-winning professor of psychology and director of the NYU Center for Language And Music (CLAM), where he studies evolution, language, and cognitive development.

He has written four books about the origins and development of mind and brain, including the New York Times Bestseller
Guitar Zero, and Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of The Human Mind, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. He is also the editor of the The Norton Psychology Reader and the author of numerous science publications in leading journals, such as Science, and Nature. His essays have appeared in forums such as Wired, Discover, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Most recently, he has been writing blogs on neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence for The New Yorker.

A photo of his first band, Rush Hour, and recording of their song, may be found

Follow Gary on Twitter: @garymarcus