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Children Learn Smart Behaviors Without Knowing What They Know
June 4, 2008
Young children show evidence of smart and flexible behavior early in life--even though they don't really know what they're doing, new research suggests. In a series of experiments, scientists tested how well 4- and 5-year-olds were able to rely on different types of information to choose objects in a group.
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