The cradle of causal reasoning: newborns' preference for physical causality.

@article{Mascalzoni2013TheCO,
  title={The cradle of causal reasoning: newborns' preference for physical causality.},
  author={Elena Mascalzoni and Lucia Regolin and Giorgio Vallortigara and Francesca Simion},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          327-35
        }
}
Perception of mechanical (i.e. physical) causality, in terms of a cause-effect relationship between two motion events, appears to be a powerful mechanism in our daily experience. In spite of a growing interest in the earliest causal representations, the role of experience in the origin of this sensitivity is still a matter of dispute. Here, we asked the question about the innate origin of causal perception, never tested before at birth. Three experiments were carried out to investigate… 

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