Alison Gopnik has taught at UC Berkeley since 1988. She received her B.A. from McGill University and her Ph.D. from Oxford University. She is a world leader in cognitive science, particularly the study of children’s learning and development, and author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed popular books “The Scientist in the Crib” (1999) and “The Philosophical Baby: What children’s minds tell us about love, truth and the meaning of life” (2009) and “The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children” (2016). She also writes the Mind and Matter science column for the Wall Street Journal, and has written widely about cognitive science and psychology for The New Yorker, Science, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, New Scientist and Slate, among others. See her website, http://www.alisongopnik.com.