Good mothers are at the same wavelength as their babies … literally: brain scanning reveals that little children learn better if parents synchronize with them by smiling and keeping in contact with eyes [19659002
And it can help the child learn faster, scientists say.
Mother-child interactions that cause their brain activity to follow the same neural synchronicity patterns can be triggered by social signals such as eye contact. A mother who smiles or frowns on an object to express something like dislike also affects the baby's brain activity and reaction to the toy. Researchers have found that the mirror of brain waves is a good predictor of how well babies have learned about the environment.
Recent discoveries could provide an understanding of social ties, developmental disorders, including how to improve learning in the early years.
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Mothers associated with their babies can find that even their brain waves are synchronized. The interaction between mother and child, which leads to learning the child about their social environment, caused their brain waves to follow the same pattern
The study was discussed at the annual meeting of the CNS in San Francisco. 19659010] Studies have been presented on the brain activity of babies and their mothers carrying wireless EEG headphones during an active game.
Researchers have found that how good nerve activity of babies coincides with their mothers is a good indicator of how well they have learned about new toys.
The social minds interact as a dance where the partners take their own steps but move together, constantly adjust and adapt, says Dr. Thalia Whitley of Dartmouth College, who chairs a symposium on the CNS topic.
During each experiment, the headphones carried by the mother and the child track their brain activity while the couple plays with toys. Dr. Victoria Leong of the University of Cambridge, who worked on the study, said: "We have found that stronger nervous synchronicity predicts a higher probability of social learning than a baby. Babies will watch their mother showing either a positive or a negative emotion to the toy. These characters can smile or frown on the toy and express or dislike as they say aloud: "I like that" or "I do not like that" about the object.
These emotional responses influenced their baby's decisions to interact with toys and their brain activities as a result. Researchers have found that social signals such as contact with the baby's eyes are linked to increased synchronicity in the couple's brain patterns as well as to better learning about the baby. Exactly what leads to neuronal synchronicity, however, is still unknown.
Cambridge researchers have determined how well neonatal activity of babies synchronizes with their mothers while playing toys, predicts how well they learn about new toys. Neuronal synchronicity is when brainwaves of two people follow predictable patterns with respect to one another
Dr. Leon wrote: "When we connect with others, we open up to get information and influence from others." ] "There is no substitute for physical presence and the moment it connects to a baby."
Dr Leon adds that work is of great importance for classroom education, social ties, and developmental disruptions.
"I am interested in understanding what happens when parents or children fail to synchronize with each other that may arise in certain mental and developmental disorders and the impact this may have on learning and development in the long run
HOW TO LEARN A CHILD
Babies have the ability to see faces and objects of different shapes, sizes and colors, and they can tell the difference between the voices of their parents and others. the baby was born, the study process
During the third trimester of pregnancy, when the child's ears are sufficiently developed, the intonation patterns of mother speech are transmitted through the fluids in
It is believed to be like listening to someone to speak in the swimming pool: Difficult to understand individual sounds, but rhythm and intonation are clear This has an important effect on language learning
While the baby is born, she already has a preference for her mother's tongue. At this point, the baby is able to identify the language through its intonation patterns.
Recent discoveries are part of more recent research on the social side of the brain that sheds light on how our brain works in concert with others. Dr. Whitley said, "There is a huge gap in the knowledge about how our brain works in concord with other minds."
"We are mass social species, and yet the sphere of neurology is focused on the brain in isolation."
Classical studies of neuro-imaging using MRI-like scanning tend to put people on isolated brain scan machines that are not relevant to the real world.
Dr. Whitley is working on developing new ways to understand how brains behave in a social context, including scenarios that allow people in fMRI scanners to talk to each other simultaneously on different sites.