Moll H. & Tomasello M. (2010) Infant cognition. Current Biology 20(20): 872–875. https://cepa.info/5881
Current Biology 20(20): 872–875.
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Until fairly recently, young infants were thought to be as cognitively incompetent as they were morally innocent. They were epistemological ‘tabulae rasae’, helpless ‘bundles of reflexes’ who spent all of their time sleeping, crying and sucking. In the famous words of William James, infants lived in “one great blooming, buzzing confusion”.