[Source: Psych Central]
In a new study, researchers discovered that babies as young as six months old are capable of estimating probabilities. The research was conducted by neuroscientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany, and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
“Six months seems to be the minimum age at which infants start to deal with probability information. One previous study showed that babies at just four months old were not able to perform this task and therefore seemed to not yet be sensitive to this information,” said study leader Dr. Ezgi Kayhan, neuroscientist at MPI CBS.