The eyes have it

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Beautiful Babies -

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!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.