The Voices Within

On the voices in our heads

Reading the baby's mind

The kind of mind-reading I'm interested in is not the telepathy sort beloved of sci-fi writers. It's the sort that involves treating an infant as an individual with a mind, and trying to work out what is going on for him or her. People differ in their willingness (or ability) to put themselves in children's shoes in this way, and these individual differences might have some important developmental consequences. Read More

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Charles Fernyhough is a Professor of Psychology at Durham University and author of Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts.


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