Probability calculations -- even babies can master it

One important feature of the brain is its ability to make generalisations based on sparse data. By learning regularities in our environment it can manage to guide our actions. As adults, we have therefore a vague understanding of which events are likely to happen. So far, it was unclear when we begin to estimate likelihood. Scientists at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have now shown that even six-month-old babies can probability.

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