Friday, 9 March 2007

Comfort Blankets

Does anyone remember Linus from the Peanuts cartoon strip? It looks like his creator was onto something; according to new research from the University of Bristol, children do indeed show a marked preference for their own 'special' objects or toys (although most parents have suspected this for years). You can read the full paper in the Cognition journal, which can be accessed via Athens in the ScienceDirect service.

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