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Keith
Keith
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 10:40pm

Saw this a couple of months ago. Very cute.

MaSch
MaSch
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 2:37am

Awwwww … Thanks for reminding me of that gem, MAJ :-)

Isobel
Isobel
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 5:04am

Undeniably one sweet kid. It has got me thinking about language, and how we learn it, though. A child that small cannot possibly have understood most of the words he was repeating, and yet he repeated them very easily. How does the connection in the brain get made between that odd sound that he pops back at BC, and the meaning behind it?

It’s like reading – scientists thought that our brains pretty much do what we do when we teach a child to read – sound out the ‘k’ ‘aaa’ ‘tuh’ to make ‘cat’. But then, if you keep the frsit and lsat ltrtes of a wrod the smae, you can raed it esialy eevn tghouh you cna’t psoblisy snuod the wrod out.

bronxbee
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 10:10am

A child that small cannot possibly have understood most of the words he was repeating, and yet he repeated them very easily.

it was very interesting to me that he seemed to get the idea that “that is the question” was (a) referring to the “to be or not to be” and that (b) it was, actually, a question.

i thought it hilarious and intriguing that he even mimicked BC’s stresses and rhythms…

Brian
Brian
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 12:51pm

Ahh, an actor who takes direction well. That’s rare!

NorthernStar
NorthernStar
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 4:22pm

Cute kid.

Prof Brian Cox is looking rough. Who knew a particle physicist life would be more ageing that being in a rock group? :)