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Cognitive Neuroscientist: Babies' Brains Aren't A Blank Slate

Published: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:01pm
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:03pm
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How we learn is one of the biggest questions many of us face — either for ourselves, our kids, classmates or colleagues.

Stanislas Dehaene argues babies are born with the ability to learn, and instead of their brains being a kind of blank slate, they have the needed circuits and connections already in place.

Dehaene is a cognitive neuroscientist based in France, and author of the new book, "How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine … For Now."

Dehaene talked about how we’re somewhat misguided in the way we go about trying to teach little kids.

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