Dr. Brian Hare is a scientist and New York Times bestselling author. Hare is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and subsequently founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center when arriving at Duke University. His publications on dog cognition are among the most heavily cited papers on dog behavior and intelligence.
In 2004 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation named him a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for scientists under age 40. In 2007 Smithsonian magazine named him one of the top 37 U.S. scientists under 36. Hare’s research has consistently received national and international media coverage including The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Nature, Wired, Science magazine, CNN and ABC.
Hare’s first book, The Genius of Dogs is a New York Times Bestseller.