CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins: Caren Walker - Thinking about the Possible: Imagination and Learning in Early Childhood

7/23/2018; 18 minutes

This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Ideas about children's causal reasoning suggests that the same abilities that allow children to learn so much about the world, reason so powerfully about it, and act to change it, also allow them to imagine alternative worlds that may never exist at all. Caren Walker, UC San Diego. Recorded on 06/01/2018. (#33808)

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