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This edition: Thinking And Language

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The most concrete evidence of our ability to think is our use of language. This lesson explores both topics. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman discusses his research in cognitive psychology, and linguist Noam Chomsky, along with others, explains the principles of language acquisition. Susan Curtiss tells the gripping story of “Genie” – a young girl who did not learn language due to the neglect and abuse of her parents