National and international press

Evolution of intelligence

The New Yorker: Why are babies so dumb if humans are so smart? (Maria Konnikova, 7 Sept 2016)

Dân Trí Viet Nam: Nuôi con giúp cha me thông minh hon (Trà Xanh, 19 July 2016)

BBC World The Why Factor: Why are we getting smarter? (Mike Williams, 15 July 2016)

Tin Tuc Viet Nam: Loài nguoi thông minh hon nho tre so sinh? (Tan An, 14 June 2016)

Nostro Figlio : La vulnerabilità dei neonati ha aiutato la nostra evoluzione? (Niccolò De Rosa, 13 June 2016)

Focus Magazine: Bambini indifesi fanno l'uomo intelligente (Elizabeth Intini, 3 June 2016)

Nautilus: Did preemies make humans smart? (Zach St. George, 5 June 2016)

Scientific American: Does a newborn's helplessness hold the key to human smarts? (Simon Makin, 1 June 2016)

CBC Quirks & Quarks: Helpless babies make for smart parents (Bob McDonald, 28 May 2016)

The Economist: Of bairns and brains (Tim Cross, 28 May 2016)

CBC News: Study draws link between helpless babies and human intelligence (Torah Kachur, 27 May 2016)

Ars Technica: Getting babies to stop crying and not die may have made humans smarter (Beth Mole, 25 May 2016)

Science & Vie: S’occuper des enfants a rendu les humains intelligents (Fiorenza Gracci, 25 May 2016)

Deutschlandfunk: Intelligente eltern braucht das kind (Volkart Wildermuth, 24 May 2016)

La Vanguardia: Bebés indefensos, padres más inteligentes (Cristina Saez, 24 May 2016)

Washington Post: How helpless babies helped make humans so smart (Sarah Kaplan, 24 May 2016)

Bild der Wissenschaft: Intelligenz-evolution durch kinderbetreuung? (Martin Vieweg, 23 May 2016)

Business Insider: There may be a counterintuitive origin to human intelligence (Lydia Ramsey, 23 May 2016)

Daily Mail: Did caring for children give us bigger brains? (Ryan O'Hare, 23 May 2016)

International Business Times: Humans evolved superior intelligence to care for our helpless babies (Léa Surugue, 23 May 2016)

TIME: How child care made humans smart (Belinda Luscombe, 23 May 2016)


Nautilus: Curiosity depends on what you already know (Zach St. George, 25 Feb 2016)

ABC National Radio Australia: We know it killed the cat, but there still much to learn about curiosity (Natasha Mitchell, 11 Nov 2015)

CBC Radio: Curious about curiosity? The science behind enquiring minds (Torah Kachur, 5 Nov 2015)

BNR Newsradio: Waarom zijn we nieuwsgierig? (Mark Beekhuis, 5 Nov 2015)

Decision-making in development

Business Insider Australia: 14 surprising things that affect your willpower (Drake Baer and Aimee Groth, 17 May 2014)

New York Times: What drives success? (Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, 25 Jan 2014)

New York Times Magazine: We didn’t eat the marshmallow. The marshmallow ate us. (Michael Bourne, 10 Jan 2014)

New York Times: You're so self-controlling (Maria Konnikova, 17 Jan 2013)

Science News: Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower (Bruce Bower, 17 Nov 2013)

Scientific American MIND: To predict success in children, look beyond willpower (Simon Makin, 1 March 2013)

Discover Magazine: Top stories of 2012: #86 - Why kids make rash decisions (Valerie Ross, 16 Jan 2013)

Psychology Today: A toasted marshmallow (test) (Lina Zeldovich, 2 Jan 2013)

Psychology Today: Marshmallows, willpower, and reliability (Meg Selig, 24 Oct 2012)

U.S. News & World Report: The marshmallow test revisited (Jeff Nesbit, 24 Oct 2012)

New York Times: Vampires, park slope, men and marshmallows (Kj Dell’Antonia, 23 Oct 2012)

Newstalk Radio Ireland: Moncrieff: Interview with Celeste Kidd (23 Oct 2012)

Wall Street Journal: Week in Ideas - Psychology: Mindful of marshmallows (Daniel Akst, 19 Oct 2012)

Psychology Today: Kids’ willpower influenced by others’ reliability (Jordan Gaines Lewis, 19 Oct 2012)

Daily Mail: Children are more trusting than you think (Damien Gayle, 17 Oct 2012)

Science News: Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower (Bruce Bower, 17 Oct 2012)

Bloomberg Businessweek: What does the marshmallow test actually test? (Drake Bennett, 17 Oct 2012)

io9: Researchers revisit history’s most adorable psychological experiment, find something new (Robbie Gonzalez, 17 Oct 2012)

Wall Street Journal: Self-control arises from nurture as well as nature (Daniel Akst, 16 Oct 2012)

Popular Science: New version of classic marshmallow experiment upends original conclusions (Rebecca Boyle, 16 Oct 2012)

Slate: Reconsidering the marshmallow test (Maggie Severns, 16 Oct 2012)

CBS News: New "marshmallow test" suggests trust matters (Michelle Castillo, 16 Oct 2012)

USA Today: Updated 'marshmallow test' offers insight on kids' delayed gratification (Caurie Putnam, 16 Oct 2012)

Scientific American 60-Second Mind: Helping your child delay gratification (Christie Nicholson, 15 Oct 2012)

Washington Post: A new take on the marshmallow test (Jennifer LaRue Huget, 15 Oct 2012)

Smithsonian Magazine: The marshmallow test gets more complicated (Sarah Zielinski, 15 Oct 2012)

Globe and Mail: A reliable environment fosters child’s capacity for self-control (Dave McGinn, 14 Oct 2012)

Washington Post Wonkblog: The marshmallow test revisited (Sarah Kliff, 13 Oct 2012)

Business Insider: New marshmallow study challenges conventional thinking about willpower (Jennifer Welsh, 12 Oct 2012)

TIME: Marshmallow-ology: Why wait, when the better treat might never arrive? (Maia Szalavitz, 12 Oct 2012)

Boing Boing: Marshmallow study and class (Cory Doctorow, 11 Oct 2012)

Mother Jones: Delayed gratification not a winning strategy if researchers are big meanies (Kevin Drum, 11 Oct 2012)

Attention and Learning

BBC News: Babies' Minds: The truth about life and death (Episode 3 of 8) (Claudia Hammond, 13 July 2014)

Correio Braziliense: Aprendizado na medida certa (Bruna Senseve, 3 June 2012)

New York Times: Babies’ hunger to learn has a “Goldilocks effect” (Sindya N. Bhanoo, 28 May 2012)

La Repubblica: Fate attenzione, cari genitorii neonati a volte si annoiano (Valeria Pini, 26 May 2012)

Daily Telegraph: How to win the bored baby battle (Lisa Power, 24 May 2012)

Good Morning America: “Goldilocks Effect”: Babies learn when things aren't too complex, too simple (Mikaela Conley, 24 May 2012)

Huffington Post: Babies' attention span: Study explains the 'Goldilocks effect' (Cynthia Graber, 24 May 2012)

ABC News: Babies have a learning “sweet spot” (Mikaela Conley, 23 May 2012)

Boing Boing: How much kid-stimulus is right? (Cory Doctorow, 23 May 2012)

Daily Mail: Babies filter out information they see as too complicated (Tamara Cohen, 23 May 2012)

Scientific American 60-Second Science: Babies' attention choices fall within Goldilocks zone (Cynthia Graber, 23 May 2012)

Language Learning

Scientific American MIND: Hesitant speech helps kids, um, learn (Jordan Lite, 1 Sept 2011)

Slate: An uh, er, um essay: In praise of verbal stumbles (Michael Erard, 26 July 2011)

La Repubblica: Quelle “pause” del discorsoinsegnano ai piccoli a parlare (Alessia Manfredi, 18 April 2011)

Naked Scientists Podcast: Um, that's the way we learn (Chris Smith, 17 April 2011)

Scientific American 60-Second Mind: Our uhs and ums may help children learn language (Christie Nicholson, 17 April 2011)

The Independent: Parents who stumble over words may help children learn language (Jeremy Laurance, 15 April 2011)

Today Show: Verbal fumbling can help kids learn language skills (15 April 2011)

ABC News Radio: Verbal crutches may help kids learn new words (14 April 2011)

Daily Mail: “Umming” and “ahhing” parents help their babies learn to speak (Fiona Macrae, 14 April 2011)

Fox News: Um, uh ... speech stumbles help toddlers learn new words (14 April 2011)

Good Morning America: “Ums” and “ahs” help toddlers learn language (Mikaela Conley, 14 April 2011)

NPR: Parents’ ums and uhs can help toddlers learn language (Adam Cole, 14 April 2011)


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