Jeff Elman: Understanding Language

Jeff Elman: Understanding Language

Why are humans the only species to have language? Is there something special about our brains? Are there genes that have evolved for language?

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Paul Bloom: How do we communicate?

Paul Bloom: How do we communicate?

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110). Lecture by Professor Paul Bloom: One of the most uniquely human abilities is the capacity for creating and understanding language.

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Paul Bloom: Conscious of the present; Conscious of the past

Paul Bloom: Conscious of the present; Conscious of the past

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110). This lecture by Professor Paul Bloom finishes the discussion of language by briefly reviewing two additional topics: communication systems in non-human primates and other animals, and the relationship between language and thought.

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