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Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik appears in the following:

Object Lesson

Are we built to think that the things around us will last? Psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik tells us about a few experiments that complicate our understanding of peek-a-boo. Then she pulls us into a philosophical rabbit hole where a swamp clones Robert, Neil Armstrong writes an email, and we ...

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Things

Friday, May 30, 2014

This hour we investigate the objects around us, their power to move us, and whether it's better to look back or move on, hold on tight or just let go.

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The Rules Can Set You Free

Play is something we all do--it seems so natural, it feels a little bit ridiculous to ask why we need it. But psychology professor Alison Gopnik explains some profound benefits, and tells us about a noticeable shift that happens somewhere between age 3 and 6--a shift that causes ...

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Games

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Winners, losers, underdogs -- what can games tell us about who we really are?

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