A developmental perspective on brains, minds and machines

A developmental perspective on brains, minds and machines

Date Posted: 

June 7, 2016

Date Recorded: 

July 22, 2015

CBMM Speaker(s): 

  • CBMM Summer Lecture Series

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Description: 

Elizabeth Spelke, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard, presents a developmental perspective on brains, minds and machines. Studies of cognitive development in infants can provide insights about questions like, what makes humans smart? How do we develop new concepts and systems of knowledge that are more powerful than our old ones? Where do abstract ideas come from? Dr. Spelke discusses infants’ development of the concepts of objects, agents, and social interactions.

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