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
StatePublished - 1967
Externally publishedYes

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Mehler, J., & Bever, T. G. (1967). Cognitive capacity of very young children. Science, 158(3797), 141-142.

Cognitive capacity of very young children. / Mehler, Jacques; Bever, Thomas G.

In: Science, Vol. 158, No. 3797, 1967, p. 141-142.

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Mehler, J & Bever, TG 1967, 'Cognitive capacity of very young children', Science, vol. 158, no. 3797, pp. 141-142.
Mehler, Jacques ; Bever, Thomas G. / Cognitive capacity of very young children. In: Science. 1967 ; Vol. 158, No. 3797. pp. 141-142.
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