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Date: December 11, 2009 8:00:00 PM EST
Subject: Old math reveals new thinking in children's cognitive development
Source: ScienceDaily: Latest Science News
Five-year-olds can reason about the world from multiple perspectives simultaneously, according to a new theory by researchers in Japan and Australia. Using an established branch of mathematics called Category Theory, the researchers explain why specific reasoning skills develop in children at certain ages, particularly at age five. The new theory shows that these reasoning skills have similar profiles of development because they involve related sorts of processes.
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