Wednesday, October 24, 2012

112 ~on words

THE BIRTH OF A WORD


Credit: the Heated Forest


GaGAGAGAGAGA gaga gaga gaga guga guga guga wada gaga gugawader guga guga water water water water water water water water water water.”


MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language—so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son’s life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch “gaaaa” slowwly turn into “water.” Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.


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