06/03/2013 07:48 am ET Updated Jun 05, 2013

Neuroscientists Examine Infant Behavior To Unlock Secrets Of Baby Brains


A few weeks ago, while staying with my in-laws, my four-month-old son woke up at two-thirty in the morning. He was hungry, and, knowing that he would not be coaxed back to sleep without a bottle, I brought him downstairs to the kitchen, where his crying stopped abruptly. He clearly recognized that he had arrived in an unfamiliar place, and he became fully absorbed in understanding where he was and how he’d gotten there.

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