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Episode 10: Being Human with Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on how babies and young children learn about the world. She’s the author of over 100 journal articles and several books including The Scientist in the Crib and The Philosophical Baby

This episode is part of the Being Human event series, presented by The Leakey Foundation with support from the Baumann Foundation.

Thanks to Alison Gopnik for sharing her work. You can learn more about her research at

The Leakey Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds human origins research and outreach. Visit to learn more.

The Being Human initiative is dedicated to understanding modern life from an evolutionary perspective. Learn more at

Music in this episode is by Henry Nagle and Lee Rosevere.

Sound Engineering by Rob Byers.

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