Children’s imagination and belief: Prone to flights of fancy or grounded in reality?

@article{Lane2016ChildrensIA,
  title={Children’s imagination and belief: Prone to flights of fancy or grounded in reality?},
  author={Jonathan D. Lane and Samuel Ronfard and St{\'e}phane P. Francioli and Paul L. Harris},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={152},
  pages={127-140}
}
Children ranging from 4 to 8years (n=39) reported whether they could imagine various improbable phenomena (e.g., a person making onion juice) as well as various impossible phenomena (e.g., a person turning an onion into a banana) and then described what they imagined. In their descriptions, children mentioned ordinary causes much more often than extraordinary causes. Descriptions of such ordinary causes were provided more often in relation to improbable (rather than impossible) phenomena… CONTINUE READING
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