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Learning and the "Social Brain"

In an Oct. 13 Distinguished Lecture at NSF, an internationally recognized early language and brain development researcher asks how social learning in young children can trigger other types of learning

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Photo of Patricia K. Kuhl.

Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl is the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Early Childhood Learning, co-director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, director of the University of Washington's NSF Science of Learning Center, and professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn.

Credit: Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington

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Director of NSF's Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Science of Learning Center Dr. Patricia Kuhl discusses how being face to face with people in social settings changes the underlying foundations of learning.

Credit: National Science Foundation