The linguistic genius of babies: Patricia Kuhl on TED.com

At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world. (Recorded at TEDxRainier, November 2010, in Seattle, WA. Duration: 10:18)

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