News FocusLANGUAGE, BRAIN, AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT MEETING

What Makes the Mind Dance and Count

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Science  01 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5522, pp. 1636-1637
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5522.1636

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PARIS-- Four dozen of the world's leading cognitive neuroscientists met here at the prestigious Collège de France from 3 to 5 May to share their latest data on topics as diverse as amusia--an inability to perceive music--and number sense in infants. The "Language, Brain and Cognitive Development" gathering was held in honor of Jacques Mehler, founder of the journal Cognition, who will soon retire from the French national research agency CNRS