Cognitive science professor Mark Turner receives research award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Mark TurnerMark Turner, Institute Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, received an Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The five-year, €250,000 prize will support his collaborations with faculty members at the University of Osnabrück and other German universities.

Turner investigates human creativity and communication. His most recent book, The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark, appeared in 2014.

The Anneliese Maier Research Award, presented annually since 2011, funds collaborations that promote the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. Turner is one of 11 prominent scholars selected for the prize this year. Read more on the foundation’s website.