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"WHAT’S BEHIND THAT INNOCENT SMILE? How Babies Learn to Understand and Speak"

Presented by: Susan Hespos, Associate Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University

Have you ever gazed into a baby’s eyes and wondered, what is going on in their little heads?  If yes – then you share the same interests as developmental psychologists.

Many people have pondered the origins of knowledge.  What are the first signs of intelligence?  How do experiences in the world influence learning?

Today we know that babies are quite sophisticated in their early knowledge. Discover the latest findings about what infants know in the first months of life.


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