PRACTICE GUIDE: THE DEVELOPING BRAIN

How babies learn, both in the womb and after they are born, by one of the UK's most eminent experts in infant cognitive development, Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith.

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A Unique Child: The Developing Brain, part 1 - Life before birth

In its last few weeks in the womb a baby is already busy learning, says Annette Karmiloff-Smith, in the first of a new series on the developing brain.

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A Unique Child: The Developing Brain, part 2 - Piaget revisited

Recent research backs up Piaget's theory of how the infant brain develops, as Annette Karmiloff-Smith explains.

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A Unique Child: The developing brain, Part 3 - Face to face

The baby's discovery of the social world is described by Annette Karmiloff-Smith.

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A Unique Child: The Developing Brain: Part 4 - Numbers game

Babies exhibit number-sensitivity almost from birth, but true numeracy develops a little later. Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith explains how.

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A Unique Child: the Developing Brain, part 5 - Speech patterns

The ways infants learn to make speech and understand languge give fascinating insights into brain function, says Annette Karmiloff-Smith.

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A Unique Child: The developing brain: part 6 - Sleep tight

During sleep there's even more activity and more learning going on in an infant's brain than an adult's, as Annette Karmiloff-Smith explains.