MillerComm Lecture Series

The Scientist in the Crib

Thursday, February 8th, 2001
Alison Gopnik
7:30 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center
919 West Illinois Street

Event Description

In the last 30 years, we have learned more about what young children know and how they learn than we did in the preceding 2500 years. Scientists have found that children know a great deal to begin with, literally from the time they are born. They have extremely powerful learning abilities, in some ways greater than the abilities of the smartest scientists and the most sophisticated computers. And grown-ups are designed to unconsciously teach babies and young children just the things they need to know.

Hosted by: The Center for Advanced Study

In conjunction with: College of Nursing, Department of Anthropology, Department of Community Health, Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Human and Community Development, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Psychology, Department of Special Education, Medical Scholars Program, The Nursing Institute

Alison Gopnik

Professor of Psychology and Leading Cognitive Scientist at UC Berkeley