Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - ← Brain develops in tandem to what surrounds...

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Lecture 5 28/01/2009 14:33:00 Notes from last lecture: Writing assignment What do we learn about ourselves from wolf children o We often don’t think of ourselves as animals, but some, if left alone,  are able to survive Once set in some ways, do not really want to adapt again Victor would sit in a corner Humans are essentially adaptable Survived on roots and nuts not affected by gunshots like said in the reading “didn’t know the outcome of  a gunshot humans learn distinct traits how to walk Happens in many cultures All cultures want to teach this child Conception that feral is wrong? Hard wired or blank slate? Candland: can’t answer in those terms Many things involved Itard approached Victor Wanted to get victor up to speed  on language Feral children missed opportunity to learn to speak
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Unformatted text preview: ← Brain develops in tandem to what surrounds us Not a “wild child” but a child “cut off from society” Interesting how alien sounds would be uninteresting. • Fascinated by something new? ← ← Mimicking a certain sequence to get the milk but not realizing the meaning of the word ← ← Victor grows into a much for socialized being, but communicates much differently ← ← Everyone, not cut off, are not wild and are equally as advanced when it comes to culture ← ← Itard regrets that people took him away from his peaceful life • Victor escapes back into his past “life” through the scene when Victor is outside staring at the moon • 28/01/2009 14:33:00 ← 28/01/2009 14:33:00 ←...
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