My guest today is Alison Gopnik, an American professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is known for her work in the areas of cognitive and language development, specializing in the effect of language on thought, the development of a theory of mind, and causal learning. Her primary study is looking at how we learn and grow from the earliest years of our lives.
The topic is cognitive and language development.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
- Life after death
- Narrow attention
- Exploring – as a child and adult
- Unknown, unknowns
- Bayesian babies
- Test and adjust
- Consciousness as a baby rather than adults
- Children and technology
What’s it like being a baby? “Being in love in Paris for the first time after you have had three double espressos.” – Alison Gopnik