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Risk-Eraser grew out of two passionate interests: to understand human nature and to improve the lives of those less fortunate.  My PhD is in the mind and brain sciences.  I was a professor at Harvard for 18 years.  I have published over 300 papers and seven books. I have won several awards for my teaching, and am the proud mentor of some of the best students in my academic areas of interest; these individuals now hold distinguished professorships at major universities all over the world. In 2022, I was ranked by as #852 top Neuroscientists in the world (#450 in USA), and #710 top Psychologists in the world (#458 in USA).  
     In 2010, I began working with several programs targeting at-risk children (K-12).  I realized that such programs might benefit from some of my skills, including especially the ability to put in place simple systems to collect and analyze evidence, combined with novel approaches to learning and decision-making that grow out of the rich scientific evidence. My goal is to use my skills as a scientist and educator to help enrich the programs that support the at-risk population, so that these deserving children grow to make wise choices and lead healthier and more meaningful lives. As the company name reveals, I want to help erase the risk in at-risk children. 
    When I am not working with kids or the programs that help them, I am with my wonderful wife and children, off playing soccer, or walking my dog on the beach. 



Marc Hauser, Founder

Programming team

All the software has been created by the exceptional programming team from WorldApp that works with Hauser. 

Advisory board

Bouzha Cookman

Bouzha is a Partner at Catlin & Cookman Group (, focusing on consulting and the company's High-Growth CEO Forums. Bouzha helps CEOs build sustainable companies that innovate, thrive, and provide winning environments for all stakeholders. She was one of the earliest employees at Avid Technology, contributing dramatically to the organization's sales.



Steven Pinker

Steve is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.  He conducts research on the development and evolution of language and cognition, and writes both scholarly articles in high profile journals as well as essays for the general public in the New York Times and The New Republic. He is the author of ten books, including "The Language Instinct", "How the Mind Works", "The Blank Slate", "The Better Angels of Our Nature" and most recently, "The Sense of Style."



Susan Carey

Susan is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. She conducts research on conceptual development in children, with a long history of work that interfaces directly with education.  In the past few years, she has turned her attention to the development of executive functioning and its relationship to conceptual change.  Susan publishes her work in high profile scientific journals,  is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the winner of multiple awards, including the David Rumelhart Prize and several awards for her 2011 book "The Origin of Concepts." 



Gregg Solomon

Gregg is Program Director in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation.  He conducts research on the development of concepts in children, and more generally on problems of learning from a cognitive science perspective. Gregg has published several fundamental papers in high profile developmental  and neuropsychological journals. His efforts at NSF are designed to help bridge disciplinary interests to foster deeper understanding of the nature of learning and education.



Larry Suter

Larry is an educational consultant, focusing at the moment on out of school programs, data analysis, and science programs. From 1990-2011, Larry was the Program Director in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, and was fundamental in fostering cross-disciplinary research integrating education, social sciences, and neurosciences.

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