According to researchers, following a perinatal stroke that damages the language area in the left hemisphere, the brain remaps to use the right hemisphere for language.
University of Washington researchers report activity in the somatosensory cortex for both felt and observed touch demonstrates 7 month old babies can make a basic connection between self and others.
Zebra finches may hold the key to understanding how babies learn to talk, researchers say.
Researchers have identified a brain network that is involved in helping an infant learn to walk. Additionally, disruptions in the network may predict future risk of a child being diagnosed with ASD.
A new study reveals newborns who are stressed by their environment have a greater neural pain response following a routine skin lance than babies who are not stressed. However, the neural response is not matched by their physical reaction to pain.
University of Cambridge researchers report making eye contact with a baby causes brainwave synchronization in both the child and person they are looking at. Researchers believe this synchronization can help boost communication and learning skills.
A new study reveals antibiotics given to pregnant women with Group B Streptococcus during labor can affect a baby's development of gut bacteria.
Children who experienced higher levels of distress and less physical contact had a lower epigenetic age than those who were picked up and held more frequently, researchers report. Lower epigenetic age, researchers note, may impede a child's ability to thrive.
Researchers discover children as young as 6 months old can have a sense of probability.
At 6 months of age, babies are capable of memory guided attention, a new study reveals. Young infants are able to learn and remember contextual visual cues to find objects of interest, researchers report. The findings shed new light on both typical and atypical brain development.
A new study reveals longer breastfeeding is associated with increased maternal sensitivity well into childhood.