Children's developing understanding of the relation between variable causal efficacy and mechanistic complexity.


Two experiments investigated 3-4-year-olds' ability to infer the causal mechanisms for a pair of lights. In both experiments the exterior of the two lights appeared identical. In Experiment 1, one light displayed a stable activation pattern of a single color while the other light displayed a variable pattern of activation by cycling through a series of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.08.002


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