Eyes in the Womb

Our ability to perceive and react to light may develop well before we are born, a new study shows.

As almost every soon-to-be parent has been told, babies learn a lot even before they are born. They hear us speak through the amniotic fluid; they sense their mother’s physical state through hormones passed across the placenta; and now, a new study by Vincent Reid and colleagues at Lancaster University shows that they start perceiving visual stimuli several weeks before they come into the world.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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