Body Maps in Babies' Brains

Body Maps in Babies' Brains

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 154 , Segment 3

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  • Oct 7, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 13:16 mins

Guest: Peter Marshall, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Temple University  Ever watched a baby discovering her tiny feet for the first time? Unable to stop touching them or keep the little toes out of her mouth, the knowledge of this new body part is an exciting moment in the life of an infant. New research involving something called “body maps” is giving us a peek inside that baby’s brain to explain what’s going on – and why it’s an important part of human development.

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