Infant looking and learning – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Any parent knows a baby’s brain is like a sponge. Now NIH-funded researchers are helping better understand how the learning process in a baby’s brain actually works, and perhaps can be improved, or helped in cases of at-risk infants. Dr. John Spencer is at the University of Iowa.
Spencer: If we could work with parents to create just the right experiences for infants, we might have a profound impact on the most at- risk children.
Narrator: He adds this new research involves a mathematical model to help explain crucial links among looking, learning, and memory. For more on this research, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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