The importance of sitting and holding

Sometimes people think learning is all about the brain and what the brain does. Developmental psychologists have thought for a long time that the body (e.g., hands/arms, core muscles/balance, head/neck movement) is really getting shafted in this conversation. Dr. Linda Smith gives this PsyTalk lecture (the inauguration of the series by the American Psychological Association) to bring back the role of the body in learning for babies.

This talk helps me imagine the world from cogsci baby’s point of view…



3 thoughts on “The importance of sitting and holding

  1. treevalley says:

    embodied learning! who’s that cutie baby intently looking at the recycled car he’s holding?!

  2. juliepark says:

    he’s so cute!!!

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