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  • Young toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs, study finds

    University of Illinois professor Renée Baillargeon and her colleagues found that young children know when others hold false beliefs.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Renée Baillargeon, call 217-333-5557; email

    The paper, “Two-and-a-half-year-olds succeed at a traditional false-belief task with reduced processing demands” is available online and from the U of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1609203113