Intuitions about support in 4.5-month-old infants

@article{Needham1993IntuitionsAS,
  title={Intuitions about support in 4.5-month-old infants},
  author={A M Needham and Renee L Baillargeon},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1993},
  volume={47},
  pages={121-148}
}
The present experiment examined whether 4.5-month-old infants expect an object to fall when its support is removed. The infants saw two test events: a possible and an impossible event. In the possible event, a hand deposited a box fully on a platform and then withdrew, leaving the box supported by the platform. In the impossible event, the hand deposited the box beyond the platform and then withdrew, leaving the box suspended in mid-air with no apparent source of support. The infants looked… CONTINUE READING

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