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Friday, July 23, 2004

It's a big week for kids, in Scienceland! 

OSU researchers looking at inductive reasoning in kids and adults have found that kids use a different type of induction than adults: adults use categories based on their previous knowledge whereas kids use similarity.

They also found that kids had better memory of stimuli used in the reasoning test, due to having examined the pictures more carefully to determine similarity than adults, who simply decided 'that's a cat' (or not) and moved on. It's always so amazing how much we change as we grow up...I've always loved developmental psych and neuroscience.

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