Researchers find babies process faces like adults
There's new fascinating research out from Stanford University about why babies tend to stare at peoples' faces for long periods of time.
While infants are too young to recognize basic shapes, they are processing faces like full grown adults. Stanford researchers hooked up electronic sensors to babies' skulls to measure brain activity. It showed a spike in visual processing when pictures of human faces flashed in front of them.
The levels dipped when other objects were shown to the babies.
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