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Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley) on "The Philosophical Baby"

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UC Berkeley psychologist discussing her book "The Philosophical Baby" at a LASER

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Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley) on "The Philosophical Baby"

  1. 1. The Philosophical Baby Alison Gopnik Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of California at Berkeley alisongopnik.com
  2. 2. Longer Childhood, Bigger Brain, Smarter Animal
  3. 3. Developing Brain Connections age: 0 1 5 10 years adult 70 birth adolescence 60 50 40 synapses auditory cortex 30 20 visual 10 cortex prefrontal 0 cortex Adapted from P. Huttenlocher et al,1979-1997
  4. 4. Bayesian Babies
  5. 5. Bayesian Babies
  6. 6. The Blicket DetectorSome blocks are blickets. Blickets make the blicket detector light up and play music.
  7. 7. Preschool StatisticsBlock A: P=2/3 Block B: P=1/3 100% Block A 80% Block B 60% “Make it go” 40% 20% 0% Kushnir & Gopnik, 2007
  8. 8. Explanation and Exploration: Cristine Le Gare
  9. 9. Adult Attention - Johnson & Vul
  10. 10. Baby Attention - Johnson & Vul

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