Babies as Young as Six Months Can Spot an Enemy
Byline: Fiona MacRae
AT THE tender age of six months, babies have yet to say their firstwords or take their first hesitant steps.
They can, however, tell their friends from their enemies.
Scientists have shown that this ability is present from the first few months oflife, suggesting it is something that we are all born with.
Researchers studied how two groups of babiesreactedtoagame in which
a wooden toy repeatedly tried and failed to scale a hill.
The babies, who were aged between six and ten months old, looked on as a secondtoy helped shunt the climber toy up the hill, or a third pushed it down. Theyrepeatedly reached for …
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Publication information: Article title: Babies as Young as Six Months Can Spot an Enemy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: November 22, 2007. Page number: 29. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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