Science: Beginnings of the Mind

Arnold Gesell of Yale has studied baby behavior so long (since 1911) and so thoroughly that he is generally considered the world's best-informed expert on the child as father to the man. But Dr. Gesell has felt for some time that babyhood is much too late a point at which to begin the study of human behavior. Recently he has been studying the behavior of embryos and fetuses.* This week he published a fascinating report on "the beginnings of the human mind" (The Embryology of Behavior; Harper; $5).

Behavior in the Womb. Since Dr....

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