Posts Tagged ‘cognitive study’
A team at the Rochester University has gained valuable insight into how babies learn and make sense of the world around them, which may have broader implications on how humans of all ages learn and how attention-related disabilities such as ADHD and Autism are diagnosed. The published cognitive study dubbed the ‘Goldilocks Effect’ highlights a baby’s method of decision making which is similar to that of the fairytale heroine Goldilocks. According to the cognitive study, babies choose not to focus on a stimulus that is either too simple or too complex, or to use the Goldilocks analogy, too ‘hot’ or too ‘cold’. Instead, babies’ attention gravitates towards information that is just right.