Sunday Territorian

Babies see our culture


BABIES as young as 11 months can pick up cultural difference­s in our expression­s, a study has found. Researcher­s at Western Sydney University found caucasian Australian infants spent longer looking at videos of angry and surprised Japanese mothers than they did caucasian Australian­s.

When the study was repeated with two groups of Australian mothers who varied by race, but not culture, there was no difference in how long babies looked at the mothers.

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