Infants produce sleep spindles every 10 second, whether in REM or non-REM sleep. Sleep spindles and twitching are synchronized, allowing for twitch reactions to occur during non-REM sleep in infants.
Using exercise programs that help boost motor skills can help reduce problems with impulse control and aid cognitive development in children born preterm.
It's a question most new parents ponder, can a newborn baby discriminate between speech sounds? Researchers found newborn babies encode voice pitch comparable to adults exposed to a new language for three years. However, there are some differences when it comes to distinguishing between spectral and temporal fine structures of certain sounds.
Children infected with Group B Strep during the birth process are more likely to experience neurodevelopmental disorders and require ongoing special educational support than their peers who were not infected with GBS.
A baby's first breath triggers a signaling system in the brainstem that helps support early breathing. The findings shed light on how problems with this neuropeptide system can increase the risk of SIDS.
The temperament of your infant could determine their personality and social behaviors almost three decades later, a new study reports. Infants with higher levels of behavioral inhibition at 14 months grew up to be more reserved and introverted as adults.
Infants who experience poor sleep quality and disrupted sleep may be at increased risk of depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems as toddlers.
A newborn's brain is more adult-like than previously assumed. Neuroimaging revealed much of the visual cortex scaffolding is in place, along with patterns of brain activity at 27 days of age, although it is not quite as strong as seen in adult brains.