Learning in early childhood – how is the inner world formed?
Prof. Dr. Ruxandra Sireteanu, MPI for Brain Research, on January 21, 2008
What does a newborn baby perceive? How are the loud, colorful stimuli of the outside world assimilated into a meaningful whole? And what role does early childhood experiences play? Is it possible and useful to practice prenatal stimulation? What is inherited, what is learnt? And is it ever too late to learn? What environmental factors can influence early childhood development? And what brain mechanisms are responsible for these developments? Prof. Ruxandra Sireteanu (Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, and Institute for Psychology, J.W. Goethe University) answers these and other questions in his lecture.