Professor Stevan Harnad
Stevan Harnad, born in Hungary, 1945, currently professor of cognitive science at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University does research on category-learning, categorical perception and the origin of language. Former editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and currently editor of Animal Sentience, he resigned from the Hungarian Academy of Science in protest over the government’s destruction of democracy. He is also an advocate of open access to scientific research. But his activism is devoted almost completely to trying to help put an end to the human-caused suffering of nonhuman animals.