Patricia Kuhl

The linguistic genius of babies

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TEDxRainier
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Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.

Patricia Kuhl
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Patricia Kuhl studies how we learn language as babies, looking at the ways our brains form around language acquisition.  Full bio.

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