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Alison Gopnik



Alison Gopnik, DPhil, is an American developmental psychologist, philosophy professor, and author. She is well-known for her theories on childhood development, causal learning, and theory of mind.

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Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics

Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Psychedelics, as they were named, proved effective at treating intractable illnesses like depression and addiction.

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In Defense of Play

The “elaborate detour” of having fun pays cognitive dividends.

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Alison Gopnik - What Is Theory of Mind?

'Theory of mind' is the realization that other people have minds similar to our own, with all the intentions, machinations, ways of thinking that we have. 'Theory of mind' is studied as it develops in children.

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The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.

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How Animals Think

A new look at what humans can learn from nonhuman minds.

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The Singularity

Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?

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Alison Gopnik: The Parenting Misconception (MoMiCon 2016 Keynote Presentation)

UC Berkeley Professor Alison Gopnik’s keynote presentation at MoMiCon 2016: The “Parenting” Misconception: Why “Parenting” is a scientifically inaccurate and practically dubious way to understand the relations between children and the people who care for them.

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The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life

In the last decade there has been a revolution in our understanding of the minds of infants and young children. We used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited.

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How Weird Is Consciousness?

Scientists may not even be asking the right questions.

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Alison Gopnik and Christof Koch - The Emergence of Consciousness

BrainMind Summit - Consciousness Day hosted at Stanford.

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