The eyes have it
It’s never been more important to maintain eye contact with your baby, reveals a new study from the University of Cambridge. Researchers looked into the brain function patterns of babies and adults, in order to determine if it is possible for infants to synchronise their brainwaves to their parents’.
The study found that when an adult and infant are looking at each other, they are signalling their availability and intention to communicate with each other, which boosts development.
Dr Victoria Leong, lead author on the study, says, “We found that both adult and infant brains respond to a gaze signal by becoming more in sync with their partner. This mechanism could prepare parents and babies to communicate, by synchronising when to speak and when to listen, which would also make learning more effective.”
Great news that something as simple as staring at your bub can build her skills!