sexta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2011

Palestra TED de Patricia Kuhl

Sensacional palestra de Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies. E dá para entender tudo o que ela diz. Anyways, andei procurando a transcrição da palestra, mas parece que ainda não fizeram. Se o leitor souber de alguma fonte...

Patricia Kuhl is co-director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences at the University of Washington. She's internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Kuhl’s work has played a major role in demonstrating how early exposure to language alters the brain. It has implications for critical periods in development, for bilingual education and reading readiness, for developmental disabilities involving language, and for research on computer understanding of speech.

Leia também:

Neural Substrates of Language Acquisition
Patricia Kuhl and Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola 2008

Brain Mechanisms in Early Language Acquisition
Patricia K. Kuhl 2010

The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind
Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff & Patricia Kuhl

A trio of nationally respected childhood-development scientists hailing from Berkeley and the University of Washington has authored The Scientist in the Crib to correct a disparity: while popular books about science speak to intelligent, perceptive adults who simply want to learn, books about babies typically just give advice, heavy on the how-to and light on the why. The authors write, "It's as if the only place you could read about evolution was in dog-breeding manuals, not in Stephen Jay Gould; as if, lacking Stephen Hawking's insights, the layman's knowledge of the cosmos was reduced to 'How to find the constellations.'"The Scientist in the Crib changes that. Standing on the relatively recent achievements of the young field of cognitive science (pointing out that not so long ago, babies were considered only slightly animate vegetables--"carrots that could cry"), the authors succinctly and articulately sum up the state of what's now known about children's minds and how they learn. Using language that's both friendly and smart (and using equally accessible metaphors, everything from Scooby-Doo to The Third Man), The Scientist in the Crib explores how babies recognize and understand their fellow humans, interpret sensory input, absorb language, learn and devise theories, and take part in building their own brains.Such science makes for great reading, but will likely prove even more useful to readers with a scientist in their own crib, acting as tonic to pseudoscientific how-to baby books that recommend everything "from flash cards, to Mozart tapes, to Better Baby Institutes." As the authors put it, "We want to understand children, not renovate them."

Muitos artigos, capítulos de livros, etc. de Kuhl e colegas: