Annie Murphy Paul:
What we learn before we're born

TEDGlobal 2011 · 16:46 · Filmed Jul 2011

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Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

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