The Scientist In The Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About The Mind by Alison GopnikThe Scientist In The Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About The Mind by Alison Gopnik

The Scientist In The Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About The Mind

byAlison Gopnik

Paperback | December 26, 2000

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This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them. It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children -- as well as adults -- use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world. Filled with surprise at every turn, this vivid, lucid, and often funny book gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind.

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct.It also re...
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Title:The Scientist In The Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About The MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 26, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0688177883

ISBN - 13:9780688177881

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“[An] excellent book...it should be of interest to anyone curious about the human mind and its origins.”