SPELKE teaches at Harvard University, where she is Professor of Psychology
and Co-Director of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative.
She studies the origins and nature of knowledge of objects, persons,
space, and number, by assessing behavior and brain function in human
infants, children, human adults and non-human animals. A member of the
National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
and cited by Time Magazine as one of America's Best in Science
and Medicine, her honors include the Distinguished Scientific Contribution
Award of the American Psychological Association and the William James
Award of the American Psychological Society.
reading on Edge: "The Science of Gender and Science"
for Developmental Studies, Harvard University