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.


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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