The other day while waiting to board Qatar airlines I noticed a family rushing in to meet the boarding time with a toddler in tow. They were sitting just a few seats away from me. I was not paying much attention to them, but something caught my ears. The toddler was repeatedly saying something that to me sounded like iPad.
A new study has suggested that children as young as two and a half years old can understand others’ “false beliefs”. This suggests that they can also recognise when people are lying, cheating, or pretending.