What Children Can Teach Us About Human Nature

New findings from the scientific study of babies and young children reveal the rich and complex inner mental life that exists even before language, and show how we are shaped by our social experiences and culture. This research exposes the astonishing things babies are thinking about, reveals what’s happening in children’s developing brains, tells us things we can do to improve early learning, and even gives us glimpses into the origins of human good and evil. Ultimately, these advances in understanding the minds of young humans open a window through which we can glimpse our own fundamental human nature.

Festival: 2015

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