Friday, September 9, 2011

Early Motor Experiences Give Infants a Social Jump Start

ScienceDaily (Sep. 9, 2011) — In a new study published September 9 in the journalDevelopmental Science, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Vanderbilt University found that early motor experiences can shape infants' preferences for objects and faces. The study findings demonstrate that providing infants with "sticky mittens" to manipulate toys increases their subsequent interest in faces, suggesting advanced social development.
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