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Alison Gopnik Tedtalk

Is Human Development Always 'Evolutionary'?

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

It's true that babies know more than psychologists believed a century ago. However, I doubt kids know as much as Alison Gopnik claims they do. For that matter, most adults are no great shakes in the logic department.

Crib, Lap Or Back? What Sleeping (And Awake) Babies Tell Us About How Culture Matters

Alma Gottlieb | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Alma Gottlieb

Many new parents nowadays find comfort in the newfound brilliance that their tiny, non-verbal children may demonstrate in laboratory settings. But what implications do these lab findings hold for the day-to-day experiences of babies and those who care for them?

WATCH: A Fascinating Peek Into A Baby's Brain

TEDTalks | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

alison gopnikCute, precious... brilliant? You bet. Behind that adorable facade, your baby is performing complex calculations in an effort to figure out how exactly this crazy world of ours works.