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.
Belief-Based Action Prediction in Babies
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.
The Sensorimotor System is Vital to Consciousness
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
Our Senses Collaborate in the Brain
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.
Social and Moral Development
Self-regulation and concern for others are attributes at the foundation for social interaction. What facilitates optimum social and moral development, including personality characteristics such as empathy, conscience, and self-regulation?