Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows newborns learn while asleep

(PhysOrg.com) -- Newborn infants can sleep as much as 18 hours a day. But contrary to popular belief, babies aren't just blissfully dozing in between feedings.

Neuroscience

Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

There is no rest for a baby's brain – not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of Tübingen, scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Babies are born with 'intuitive physics' knowledge, researcher says

While it may appear that infants are helpless creatures that only blink, eat, cry and sleep, one University of Missouri researcher says that studies indicate infant brains come equipped with knowledge of "intuitive physics."

Health

Message Bears Repeating: Back Sleep Best for Babies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), yet a quarter of all babies, especially those of African-American descent, are not placed on their backs to ...

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