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Scientists to share insights into compassion with the Dalai Lama

Rebecca Williamson, a postdoctoral fellow working at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, studies how children learn through imitation with Simon Skonieczny, 3, of Seattle. Williamson's research focuses on young children's social learning, including what children learn from others and how they do so.