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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 min. The Scientist in the Crib What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind has a great premise that babies are a lot smarter and much cognitively capable than previously thought The three co authors of this book explore and develop this main premise by first introducing the historical assumptions about babies and then contrasting that with research within the field of developmental psychology for infants which started around the 1970s The research as they report consistently paints a picture of very intelligent human beings deciphering the new world around them And the authors do not hide their utter and complete awe of babies Great premise I buy it already I don t need to be convinced of itBut for a book that has scientist in its title and that begins by touting itself as a book about science there is actually very little science presented All conclusions of the research is presented in general t

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The Scientist in the Crib What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

Tion 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. I was sorely disappointed by this book I had heard a lot of people raving about but when I think about it I don t remember if the raves came from child free people or from parents I thought this would be an important book for me as a parent to read My impression of it however was that it was written by college professors who wanted a light fun superficial yet scientific uick read pseudo textbook to use with their undergrads The examples of children and children s behavior were either limited to experiments or were phrased in that vague over generalizing way often used by people who don t have children or who had them so long ago they can only remember the generalitiesStill I guess it was revolutionary in 1999 when this book was published to assert that babies newborns even could actually think I found this assertion obvious in 2007 having had 21 months of getting to know my son and having read a fair num

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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 themIt argues that evolu. This was an interesting book The authors review some interesting research on how infants learn in the first years of life If it weren t for Chapter 5 I would have rated it higher You can skip this chapter if you read the book All this chapter does is repeat the same studies over and over and over again and make this really weird drawn out comparison of babies to computers and scientists that doesn t even make sense half the time


10 thoughts on “The Scientist in the Crib What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

  1. says:

    This was an interesting book The authors review some interesting research on how infants learn in the first years of life If it weren't for Chapter 5 I would have rated it higher You can skip this chapter if you read the book All this chapter d

  2. says:

    This book is an excellent introduction to understanding child development The authors take the time to remind readers that although babies are individuals Babies have perceptions about the world—they are constantly absorbing information and analyzing and interpreting it to draw their own conclusions The authors take the

  3. says:

    My overall impression of this book is a favorable one The information was relevant easily digested and had snippets of humor interjected here and there The resources used to compile this book were extensive and credible T

  4. says:

    This book is so awesome Everyone with a baby should read it the sooner the betterFirst amazing thing is the science The book discusses three main problems that kids have to figure out the Other Minds problem that there are other autonomous people in the world to interact with the External World problem how senso

  5. says:

    I was sorely disappointed by this book I had heard a lot of people raving about; but when I think about it I don't remember if the raves came from child free people or from parents I thought this would be an important book for me as a parent to read My impression of it however was that it was written by college professors who wanted a light fun superficial yet scientific uick read pseudo textbook to use with their undergrads The examples o

  6. says:

    I really liked this explanation of how babies learn and the scientific experiments that people do to them to determine this It covers how we learn language and that the other person is different from you and one other topic that I've forgotten The majority of the book was fascinating and made babies so much understandable There's a reason they mimic your gestures There's a reason they can make all kinds of sounds The las

  7. says:

    An interesting book about the way children's understanding of the world develops in the first few years and indeed months of life Some fascinating insights for example that very young babies identify objects primarily by their trajectory and even if they change shape or form behind a screen and a tractor comes out as a rabbit they will continue to assume it is the same object that is travelling at the same speed and on the same trajector

  8. says:

    The Scientist in the Crib What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind has a great premise – that babies are a lot smarter and much cognitively capable than previously thought The three co authors of this book explore and develop this main premise by first introducing the historical assumptions about babies and then contrasting

  9. says:

    Picked this up at the suggestion it could allay future parental fears that we were not providing an enriching hype

  10. says:

    This book is nearly 15 years old and it felt that way to me; having read other books on infant development lately I found it a less informative repeat of other information I've read elsewhere I did enjoy some of the studies referenced like how infants interpret movement and common first words Sometimes the authors seemed to be too self referential and entertaining themselves with their own anecdotes or theories like the exhausti

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