Sunday, April 1, 2012

Babies lip-read before talking?!

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A new study finds that babies 
read the lips of talking 
adults starting at 
around age 6
months and then switch to focusing 
on adults' eyes at age 1, 
when tots begin to talk. 
Here, an 8-month-old infant 
predominantly focuses on the 
mouth of a talking woman 
shown on a computer screen. 
Credit: Florida Atlantic Univ.