Infants actively seek and transmit knowledge via communication

Bazhydai, Marina and Harris, Paul L. (2021) Infants actively seek and transmit knowledge via communication. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44. ISSN 0140-525X

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Supporting the central claim that knowledge representation is more basic than belief representation, we focus on the emerging evidence for preverbal infants' active and selective communication based on their representation of both knowledge and ignorance. We highlight infants' ontogenetically early deliberate information seeking and information transmission in the context of active social learning, arguing that these capacities are unique to humans.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, pp e142 2021, © 2021 Cambridge University Press.
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