When Mr . Blicket Wants It , Children are Bayesian

Sobel, Tenenbaum, and Gopnik (2004) demonstrated that 4year-olds’ but not 3-year-olds’ causal inferences were welldescribed by a Bayesian mechanism that relies on specific causal knowledge. Sobel et al. (submitted) demonstrated that this causal knowledge developed between ages 3-4, suggesting that if 3-year-olds had access to this knowledge, their… CONTINUE READING