Toddlers and action prediction

A study of 144 2.5-year-old children revealed that toddlers can succeed at a traditional false-belief task, which requires predicting the actions of an agent with a false belief, if the task is modified to impose few information-processing demands; the results suggest that young children’s difficulty with traditional false-belief tasks may reflect limits on their information-processing resources rather than their understanding of false beliefs. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-09203: “Two-and-a-half-year-olds succeed at a traditional false-belief task with reduced processing demands,” by Peipei Setoh, Rose M. Scott, and Renée Baillargeon.