The feral child occupies two worlds: that of lighthearted myth and depressing reality. We entertain ourselves with fantasies about wolf-reared infants, but most studies of feral children stem from cases of extreme child abuse and neglect. Join Robert and Christian as they explore human language acquisition and childhood without words.
The Unlanguaged Mind: Feral Children
Image Caption: Capitoline she-wolf, bronze from Rome. Etruscan Civilization, ca 450-430 BC. (DeAgostini/Getty Images)