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14:01 Cognitive Development   Piaget infants fail object permanence o Therefore babies don’t know about continuing existence of objects o Younger babies at 3.5 months doesn’t have action abilities but looks  longer at disappearing draw bridge even when it doesn’t appear  o Classify everything a certain way in stages How sophisticated is babies knowledge? Elizabeth Spelke o Takes opposite view of piaget Core knowledge hypothesis: evolutionarily built-in Infants come into the  world with knowledge about a small number of core domains Spelke baby on nativism side  Knowledge is domain-specific  Knowledge exists in clusters – thinking can procede largely in one area  and remain undeveloped in another Some of spelke’s domains  Objects People Quantities Core knowledge of objects Expect support, solidity, continuity from very early on Continuity: objects exist even when hidden – entails Object  Permanence
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