Journey to the Center of a Baby's Brain

An infant's mind is a busy -- and powerful -- place

Monday, May 25, 2009

New scientific research suggests that the mind of a baby is a humming, buzzing, supercharged learning machine, capable of taking in and processing enormous amounts of information. Now that we know this, how should we interact with babies and support their developing minds? We talk to our science contributor Jonah Lehrer. He is the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist. He latest book is How We Decide.
"For so long we've seen babies just as unconscious, basically just as these lumps that just want to eat and cry and sleep, and now we think babies are actually more conscious than us."
—Writer Jonah Lehrer on new research revealing the active learning of a baby's brain


Jonah Lehrer

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Farai Chideya and Katherine Lanpher


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