Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Learning A Language

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Science & Society, Culture, Nature of Science

Ed Hessler

When is the best time to learn a language? 

What immediately popped-up to me was that we all "know" the answer: when you are young, the younger the better. Case closed.

Not so fast says Harvard's cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker. In this "life of the mind" video (9m 34s), Pinker discusses what cognitive science has revealed about a co-called critical period in life that accelerates language growth and learning. 

At the end Pinker discusses the limitations of the data.

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