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A full century has now passed since the German philosopher and psychologist William Stern (1871–1938) co-authored with wife Clara (Joseephy) Stern (1878–1945) a remarkable little monograph titled Erinnerung, Aussage und Lüge in der ersten Kindheit (1909). Commenting on my...

The most brilliant minds of philosophy and physics have long pondered the question ‘What is time?’. Famous disputes, such as that between Newton and Leibnitz on the absolute or relative nature of time, continue to echo across the centuries. What is the true nature of time,...

You head up the CHaT (Children and Technology) Lab – have I met a fellow technophile?
I’m actually completely useless with technology… I don’t have an iPhone or an iPad, I’m a very low-tech person. But the whole point of the Lab is that the technology...

We’re here in Stockholm, where I think the popular idea of dandelion children – those with ‘resilient’ genes who will do well in most conditions – actually originated.
The idea of dandelions and orchids originates from Tom Boyce, he used the metaphor....