Lead author Emily Sumner, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, said that one of the greatest challenges for parents and developmental psychologists alike is figuring out what children are thinking, something which is particularly difficult to determine in early childhood. “Our findings suggest that some youngsters’ verbal responses may be the result of recency bias – repeating what they last heard – and don’t necessarily indicate that they comprehend the words they speak,” she said.

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