DeLTAcast Episode 04 - Virginia Slaughter

Parents the world over are fascinated by their newborn’s ability to imitate. But, is this ability an illusion? This month on DeLTAcast, we talk with Virginia Slaughter, a developmental psychologist whose latest findings on newborn imitation surprised even herself. Slaughter, a professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, talks with us about the long-simmering controversy over whether babies can or cannot imitate their parents and what it tells us about science, scientists, and ourselves.