Four-year-olds: Cute? Sure. Endearing? Definitely. Possessors of superior cognitive skills? Not so much. Except, it turns out, when it comes to memorizing rhymes. That’s the surprising result of a study summed up in the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest by Christian Jarrett. As Jarrett explains, “A small study in Developmental Science has put pre-literate four-year-olds’ memory abilities to the test, finding that they outperformed their parents, and a comparison group of young adults, in their ability to recall a previously unfamiliar short rhyme: ‘The Radish-nosed King.’”

Source: A 4-Year-Old Can Probably Beat You at This Cognitive Task — Science of Us