The emergence of reasoning by the disjunctive syllogism in early childhood

@article{Mody2016TheEO,
  title={The emergence of reasoning by the disjunctive syllogism in early childhood},
  author={Shilpa Mody and Susan Carey},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={154},
  pages={40-48}
}
Logical inference is often seen as an exclusively human and language-dependent ability, but several nonhuman animal species search in a manner that is consistent with a deductive inference, the disjunctive syllogism: when a reward is hidden in one of two cups, and one cup is shown to be empty, they will search for the reward in the other cup. In Experiment 1, we extended these results to toddlers, finding that 23-month-olds consistently approached the non-empty location. However, these results… CONTINUE READING
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