Expert:innenvortrag
Big minds in small bodies: How do babies think?

Thema: Naturwissenschaften
Schlagworte: Bildung und Biologie
Altersgruppe: 14+ Jahre
Zielgruppe: In English

How can we study what small babies, who do not speak or walk yet, think about the world? What can we learn about the human nature via studying infants? These are some of the questions researchers at the KIKO Cognitive Development Center at CEU try to answer. In this talk, Ágnes Kovacs will illustrate a series of exciting new findings that target how small babies think about the physical and social world.

Durchschnittliche Verweildauer: 15 Minuten

Experiment

Imagine we put a cookie in one box and three in another. What should a one-year-old choose? Of course, the three-cookie box! Now we hide a nice toy in one out of two boxes and we point to one box. Where should the baby search for the toy? Of course, in the box we have pointed at! While these responses seem rather intuitive, and this is indeed what small babies do, they in fact rely on very complex cognitive abilities. Choosing the box with more cookies implies that babies must be able to count, and compare numerosities; while following pointing suggests that they correctly interpret the communicative intent underlying our pointing behavior.  

In this talk, Ágnes Kovacs will illustrate a series of exciting new findings that target how small babies think about the physical and social world. It will highlight some striking similarities with the adult behavior, as well as interesting differences, and point out domains in which infants, surprisingly, seem to be even better than adults. Besides presenting the ingenious methods we use to study babies, she will also discuss what baby research can tell us about human nature. 

Besucherinformation

Anfahrtsbeschreibung: Von der U1 Station Reumannplatz mit den Straßenbahnen 6 und 11 (Schrankenberggasse) direkt erreichbar. 5 Gehminuten von der D-Wagen Station Absberggasse.

Dieser Ausstellungsstandort ist barrierefrei zugänglich und verfügt über barrierefreie Toiletten.

Central European University
Department of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Development Center
Central European University (CEU)
Quellenstrasse, 51, 1100 Wien
Tiered Room D-001 on floor E1

Öffnungszeiten

Erster Einlass: 17:00
Letzter Einlass: 22:30

Beginnzeiten

19:30 Uhr
Einlass um 19:00

Information

Dieser Talk ist Teil der Vortragsreihe "What is Cognitive Science? How to Study the Human Mind?".

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