What Do Babies Think Analysis

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 she would like the opposite. After the baby watched her react to the food, she would ask them to hand a piece to her. The eighteen-month baby would hand Betty the food she liked, which is incredible due to the fact that babies around that time of development do not know how to walk or talk yet. When asking the fifteen-month old baby to hand food, they would stare at Betty and grab a fish cracker, because they assumed that everyone liked the same food item they did. …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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