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Unformatted text preview: More than Little Bundles of Joy Parents and researchers have long wondered about the extent of cognitive recognition in young infants. Infants are more than passive creatures watching the world go by, according to the Scientific American Article, article Test Subjects in Diapers by Gisa Aschersleben. Instead, they use all of their senses to explore their environment and their brains rapidly process what they take in. The author explains the psychologist's quest to determine when exactly infants begin to reason. The most difficult aspect of observing the behavior of infants under study is the fact they can not speak, according to Aschersleben (2007). He explains that trials are set up to use based on the child's physical developmental stage and that they rely on the natural tendency of babies to focus on new stimuli and to be imitative. Observations from these trials have led to the belief that babies can understand actions before they can do them, much like they can understand speech before they can...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ECE 4352 taught by Professor Kinard during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.
- Fall '10