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Mirroring Minds

Publié le 1 juillet, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Mirroring Minds

Social interaction depends on the ability to recognize the beliefs, knowledge and experiences that determine the actions of others. How we gather this abstract information was largely unknown before the last decade,when researchers discovered mirror neurons in the monkey brain. In the decade following this discovery, these neurons have been implicated in a host of […]

Learning One Language is Good, Learning Two is Better

Publié le 1 juin, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Learning One Language is Good, Learning Two is Better

Parents and educators often debate and struggle with the decision to raise a child bilingually or whether to focus on one language first. I spoke with Dr. Fred Genesee, a leading expert in the domain of bilingualism and child development, about the issues surrounding the topic of children growing up with two languages, a scenario […]