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Webinar – Laughing babies: the secret of our success

Webinar – Laughing babies: the secret of our success

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Caspar Addyman

Wednesday 17 April, 4–5pm

For those that can't attend on the day, we will send out a private viewing link to the recorded session.

Based on Caspar's popular science book, The Laughing Baby, this talk argues that it was our laughing babies that made us human. Human babies are born more helpless and reliant than any other mammal. This was an evolutionary choice that helped our species become the most social, most intelligent and most successful on the planet. This talk looks back at the evolutionary origins of humanity through the wonder-filled eyes of infants. It re-centres motherhood and collective caregiving in the story of our beginnings. Our joyful connection to our babies was essential to our early survival and provides a hopeful perspective on the challenges of modern parenthood.

Audience

This webinar is aimed at anyone involved with young children, either professionals or parents.

Speaker

Dr Caspar Addyman has spent two decades studying infant psychology. He worked at Birkbeck BabyLab and is a former director of the Goldsmiths InfantLab. He has investigated how babies acquire language, concepts and even their sense of time. Since 2012, he has been studying what makes babies laugh and why. In 2016, he worked with Grammy winner Imogen Heap to create 'The Happy Song'. His popular science book, The Laughing Baby, was published in 2020. His Babies Laugh picture books are published by Pan Macmillan.

Requirements

The webinar will be delivered using Zoom – please check your organisation permits access to this platform. If not, we suggest using a personal device to access the event.

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