Abstract: “Persistence is central to outcomes across a range of domains: the harder you try, the further you get. Yet relatively little is known about the developmental origins of persistence. Here, (Lucca and Sommerville) highlight key reasons for a surge of interest in persistence in infancy and early childhood.”
Lucca K and Sommerville JA: the Little Engine That Can: Infants’ Persistence Matters. Trends Cognitive Sci. [Epub ahead of print, August 16, 2018; pii: S1364-6613(18)30174-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.07.012].