Size of Brain - Psychology - Prof. Ghislaine Dehaene - Lecture 1 of 1 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Biological Psychology

Description: What gives humans the ability to create poetry and art, send rockets to the moon, and ponder our own existence, while our closest primate cousins cannot? A baby's brain is smaller and lighter than a primate's, but human babies are among the best learners in the world. Dr. Dehaene postulates that it is not the size of the brain that's important, but rather the organization. Non-invasive imaging technologies have opened the black box of neurodevelopment, finally offering scientists the ability to peer inside the living, working human brain to understand why it is so capable of learning Show more
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University: Stanford University (CA)