Thursday, August 26, 2010

Education

Putting thoughts into words is an important process for developing an idea; words are use to connect separate ideas into a coherent thought.
Elizabeth Spelke weighs in with research from her baby lab--which suggests a child's brain begins as a series of islands, until it can find the right words and phrases to bridge the gaps. -Via WNYC's Radiolab: Words
Education is the biggest influence on life. It shapes our thinking. Luckily the brain is plastic and can be reshaped if it is unhappy, but how?
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WNYC-Radiolab explains how Words shape our thinking.