Reflective Summary Of The Article 'Tracking Babies'

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The results of this study relate to material we have been discussing in class because we have learned about face processing and perceptual narrowing. At 3 months, infants can discriminate between happy, surprise, and anger facial expressions whereas at 7 months the infants can also discriminate between facial expressions of fear, sadness, and interest. Perceptual narrowing comes into place because it describes that the more exposure the infant has to specific sensory information such as a person’s face, the more familiar and sensitive they become to that specific face. Mind-blindness also comes into play because with Autism, comes a disruption in social skills. Mind-blindness is the inability to understand other people’s thoughts. Another topic that we learned that relates to this is joint attention. The lack of responding to joint …show more content…
The introduction of the article gives more background on autism and highlights the importance of the study by explaining that children with autism usually are not diagnosed until two years old. I also think another strength of this news report is that after explaining the actual study, she sums up the results and explains the positive outcome of them. Dr. Thomas states, “The sooner we are able to identify early markers for autism, the more effective our treatment interventions can be.” I think this quote makes the news report very strong because not only does this report describe the study and the reason for the study, it explains what the results can do for autism and makes the readers more engaged in the conclusions. The title for this article was very engaging for me because I did read about the study beforehand so I know what they meant by “tracking babies’ eyes, but I think for someone who hasn’t read it, this title would make them want to read and learn about how they tracked babies’

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