Jacques Mehler, Emmanuel Dupoux

Born Human Publication date : May 11, 2006

Our behaviour and our capacity to learn and to communicate are determined by our genetic heritage. But how can we develop our basic cognitive skills?
What is it that makes us human? The answer to this question is to be found in the experimental study of newborns.
Regarded as a major work on cognition, this book has already become a classic.

A pioneer in the study of the cognitive sciences and of experimental psychology in France, Jacques Mehler was formerly a senior research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the director of the Laboratory for the Cognitive Sciences and Psycholinguistics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
Emmanuel Dupoux succeeded him as the director of the Laboratory at EHESS. He is the author, most notably, of Les Langages du cerveau (2002).