Terrace, Herbert



Susan Kuklin

Herbert Terrace is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He has a BA & MA from Cornell University and a PhD from Harvard University. He began teaching at Columbia in 1961 and held visiting positions at the University of Sussex and Oxford University. He was awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim and Fulbright foundations and All Souls College (Oxford University). He is the author of Nim (1979) and Why Chimpanzees Can’t Learn Language and Only Humans Can (2019) and co-editor (with Janet Metcalfe) of The Missing Link in Cognition (2010) and Agency & Joint Attention (2013). Since 1961 his research has been funded by NIMH, NSF, and the James McDonnell foundations.


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On his book Why Chimpanzees Can't Learn Language and Only Humans Can
(Our Cover Feature of October 02, 2019)