Since I’ve been absent with the blog of late, here are some science findings from the last 6 months, in tweet format with links to the story, video, or research paper.
Why do babies move about so much while they are developing in the womb? An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin found the answer.
Based on what a baby understands is a person’s goal and belief, they predict action from the information they understand will influence that person’s behavior.
Sensory strategies or perceptual styles aid in our understanding of the neural mechanisms of self-consciousness. So as we dance, and as our baby moves about along with us, a self-identification unfolds because of visual gravitational and vestibular signals. Read more
When acquiring language infants go through a phase between approximately 6 and 12 months where their focus is more on the speaker’s lips rather than their eyes.