Language promotes false-belief understanding: evidence from learners of a new sign language.

@article{Pyers2009LanguagePF,
  title={Language promotes false-belief understanding: evidence from learners of a new sign language.},
  author={Jennie E. Pyers and Ann Senghas},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={805-12}
}
Developmental studies have identified a strong correlation in the timing of language development and false-belief understanding. However, the nature of this relationship remains unresolved. Does language promote false-belief understanding, or does it merely facilitate development that could occur independently, albeit on a delayed timescale? We examined… CONTINUE READING