Cognitive Development

Mixing Memory

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Who says religion and science can’t go together well? I just read an interesting paper by Kinzler et al.(1), published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with apparent Biblical inspiration (OK, maybe not), as it begins with Judges 12:5-6 as an epigraph. In that passage, group membership is determined by…

I am deathly afraid of brown recluses like the one in the picture, the nasty little bugger. I never put on a pair of jeans without shaking them first, ’cause they like warm, dark places (and I know someone who was bitten by one hiding in her jeans), and when I recently found one in…

It’s now clear that by age 3, children have a pretty sophisticated theory of mind, which includes an understanding of the limits of the causal powers of thought. They know that thoughts cause behaviors and other thoughts, but they’re also aware that simply thinking about something can’t affect it. Except, according to a recent paper…