Analysis Of The Surprisingly Logical Minds Of Babies

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I was very intrigued with the TED videos that were assigned to this paper. I am always interested in learning more about how children at such a young age develop everything that is essential for when we age in adulthood. In the first video “What Do Babies Think?” The first experiment included babies that were the age of fifteen to eighteen months. I was amazed to find there was a significant amount of difference between a fifteen-month and an eighteen-month baby and how their brain processes information. Betty, the researcher, would take a bite from each bowl, either broccoli or fish crackers, and show her reaction to the baby if she liked the food item or not. Half the time Betty would like the same food the baby liked, then the other time …show more content…
In one study there was a box that contained mostly blue balls with a few yellow ones. The researcher would pull out three blue balls, making them each squeak. She would then hand a yellow ball to the child making them squeezing it. The child looked confused as to why the yellow ball did not squeak. The next experiment was grabbing blue balls from a mostly yellow box. The baby in this experiment barely touches the yellow ball when handed it, but instead tries to play with the blue balls on the table. Evidence showed that the children would only try to squeeze the yellow balls when coming from a mostly blue box, and then they would when it was almost all yellow. The final experiment the researcher was going to pull out one blue ball that squeaks, making the children think that possibly everything in that box squeaked. They used this information to find out what is expected of the …show more content…
Older adults have a harder time discriminating other languages, then their own. When babies reach the age of one their ability to recognize the sounds decrease. This was proven during a two-month time period when researchers were studying children that were American and Japanese where sound development was occurring. When speaking to the babies, they listen very closely to the way adults speak and take statistics. When the babies absorb the statistics of the language, it changes their brains and makes them more

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