When it comes to pretend play, toddlers and young children are experts. But mini-scientists? That seems like a stretch.
Not according to researchers at UC Berkeley who are studying children’s behavior during playtime in an effort to crack the code inside their heads that makes them little “learning machines” capable of hypothesizing, experimenting and thinking outside the box — all valuable skills in a scientist as well as, researchers hope, computers of the future.
The latest episode of “UCTV Prime: Cuts” introduces you to the cutest research subjects you’ll ever meet.