WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Have you ever wondered how babies view their brand new world? Researchers writing in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" tried to find out.
Researchers used electro-encephalographs to examine brain responses in 12-week-old babies as they looked at different toys. Their findings were similar to those in adults who were paying attention to toys.
But there was one main difference: Babies looked at peripheral objects before focusing on a central object. Researchers call it "visual foraging".
They suspect it helps babies form a clearer picture to explore their new world and later learn to reach and grasp things.
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