When babies and adults gaze at each other, their patterns of neural activity synchronize, finds research in PNAS. Researchers used EEG to monitor the brain activity of both an infant and an adult as the baby watched the adult sing nursery rhymes. Sometimes the adult looked directly at the baby; other times she looked away. The study examines 19 babies, each interacting with the same adult. Previous research had found evidence of such synchrony when adults communicated with each other. This new research suggests that the infant-adult synchrony could help prepare caretakers and their babies to communicate. (Monitor on Psychology)
When babies and adults gaze at each other, their brain waves synchronize.
Susie Bean Gives