Web MD article: Infants Use Pure Reasoning to Make Sense of the World

An article on webmd.com, May 26, 2011 by reporter Salynn Boyles states that "Babies as young as 12 months old can reason and make rational predictions about how novel situations will play out, according to an international team of researchers who study the infant mind. Ms. Boyles cites a study, published May 27 in the journal Science, builds on earlier research showing that babies have the ability to conceptualize abstract principles about their physical world and that their 'surprise' can be measured by how long something holds their attention. In short, the more unexpected the event, the longer babies tend to watch it." For full article go to:
http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20110526/babies-think-therefore...