Posted: Jun 30, 2018 7:02 am
by Pebble
Babies are born with a lot of what we call reflexes, rooting, sucking, falling, stepping, grasping etc. So since they cannot talk to us and have strong physical tramlines that are basically to do with immediate survival, what reasoning they have is a complete unknown. How would you go about interrogating the reasoning powers of a 2 days old baby?
As to emotional reasoning - same problem. We think that crying giggling and smiling are 'evidence' of emotion - but they may just as well be 'emotional' reflexes in the first instance. How would you properly show otherwise in early infancy?