WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR BABY'S MIND? Henry, Linda. "What's going on in your baby's mind?"Ã¯Â¿Â½ Baby Talk Aug, 2001: Vol. 66, Issue 6, pg.46 SUMMARY: At birth babies' brains have 100 billion neurons. As a baby grows, so do the neurons, forming branches that connect with other neurons to transmit signals and share information. In the first two months alone, the number of these connections increases from an estimated 50 trillion to 1,000 trillion.
The learning starts with sounds and sensation when the baby was still in the womb. At birth, the sense of hearing is more developed than vision. At 3 weeks old the vision of the baby is no better than 20/400, meaning that he/she sees things at 20 feet away as for a normal person with perfect vision would see them from 400 feet away. The baby can focus only on things within seven to ten inches from his face.
By the time babies are two to three months old, they'll begin to look at people and makes eyes contact with mom and dad. Their visions also improve to 20/60. By fourth and fifth months, the baby will be able to visual object when it fall out of their hands, that the objects are away from them. After the eighth months, babies will begin to remember words in their long-term memory, even though they don't know what it means. At twelfth months of age, most infants have enough information to understand 50 words, and by 18 months they'll probably be able to use those words themselves. Though out ten to twelve months of age, they will start to acknowledge that words have meanings, but they use one word for several purposes.
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