Language as Kluge
New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History
The idea of humans as rational and optimal creatures is making a comeback. But Gary Marcus, psychology professor and director of the NYU Center for Child Language, delivers the 80th Annual James Arthur Lecture during which he argues that the mind in general, and language in particular, might be better seen as what engineers call a kluge: clumsy and inelegant, but still remarkably effective.
01 hr 09 min