Cognitive capacity of very young children

Jacques Mehler, Thomas G. Bever

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Abstract

Children between 2 years, 6 months old and 3 years, 2 months old correctly discriminate the relative number of objects in two rows; between 3 years, 2 months and 4 years, 6 months they indicate a longer row with fewer objects to have "more"; after 4 years, 6 months they again discriminate correctly. The discriminative ability of the younger children shows that the logical capacity for cognitive operations exists earlier than previously acknowledged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-142
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume158
Issue number3797
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1967
Externally publishedYes

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