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Interested in hearing about our research? Welcome to the Virtual Library, a curated gallery of talks given by our faculty.

Departmental Feature

Our department's research on babies and young children is revealing how well and how early in life humans are able to perform complicated thinking tasks, sometimes better than computers. In fact, scientists are even trying to develop computer programs that can mimic what's going on in babies' brains.

Prof. Alison Gopnik, Prof. Fei Xu, Prof. Thomas Griffiths, and former graduate students Sophie Bridgers, Stephanie Denison, and Caren Walker discuss their work.

Dr. Alison Gopnik, Learning and Cognitive Development Lab

"Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species," says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores in part the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play.

Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, Language and Cognitive Development Lab

"Language as a Signature of the Flexible Human Mind"

"Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms:

India's Hindu & Muslim Children"

Dr. Celeste Kidd, Kidd Lab

"How to Know" at NeurIPS 2019

Early Childhood Education Program Parent Talk,

December 2020 

Dr. Jan Engelmann, Social Origins Lab

"The Cultural Intelligence Hypothesis" at

Wonderfest Science 2020

Early Childhood Education Program Parent Talk,

February 2021

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