A constructivist connectionist model of transitions on false-belief tasks.

  title={A constructivist connectionist model of transitions on false-belief tasks.},
  author={Vincent G. Berthiaume and Thomas R. Shultz and Kristine H. Onishi},
  volume={126 3},
How do children come to understand that others have mental representations, e.g., of an object's location? Preschoolers go through two transitions on verbal false-belief tasks, in which they have to predict where an agent will search for an object that was moved in her absence. First, while three-and-a-half-year-olds usually fail at approach tasks, in which the agent wants to find the object, children just under four succeed. Second, only after four do children succeed at tasks in which the… CONTINUE READING
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