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The Nature of Language Acquisition

On a daily basis, infants and toddlers encounter a plethora of items ranging from animals to appliances their parents use. Despite their limited abilities to process information, even very young […]... More>


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What Big Data Means For Psychological Science

The era of Big Data has enormous potential to change the way we observe human behavior, but challenges remain, say researchers at a theme program on large data sets. ... More>


Our Moral Tongue


Language, Mind, and Human Nature

Hailed as one of the world’s most influential people, experimental psychologist Steven Pinker’s interests span all aspects of language, mind, and human nature. In his classic book The Language Instinct, […]... More>


Use of Gestures Reflects Language Instinct in Young Children

When young children use gestures to communicate specific concepts, their gestures segment information and reorganize it into language-like sequences, new research shows. ... More>