Baby Brain on Language – TED Talk by Patricia Kuhl

15 02 2011

At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies implicitly learn one language over another and explains what makes them the tiny linguistic geniuses they are. Babies learn by interacting with the humans around them and implicitly “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. And the younger they are, the more susceptible their brains are to being shaped by this information. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.

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Joan Chiao on Cultural Neuroscience and the Collective Good

1 02 2011

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies hosted The Jepson Colloquium “For the Greater Good of All: Perspectives on Individualism, Society and Leadership” during which, on January 23, 2010, Joan Chiao, presented “Cultural Neuroscience and the Collective Good.” During the talk, Chiao introduces the field, as well as concepts and methodologies and explains how cultural neuroscience findings can be applied.

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