What Do Babies Think?—or—have you ever fallen in love in Paris after drinking three double espressos?

In this TED talk Alison Gopnik explores how babies think: when they start thinking of others and how their minds pull in sooo much information that what’s commonly observed as misbehavior is a kind of information overload.  To put the perspective in to “grown up” terms she describes the pattern as:

…like being in love, in Paris, for the first time, after you’ve had three double espressos—which is a fantastic way to be, but it does tend to leave you waking up crying at three o clock in the morning.

I will *try to keep this perspective in mind when our six month old decides to stir tonight…

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