Friday, 11 November 2011

Podcast: Baby Development

Infant development is fascinating to me. One day my little man was an inert grub, the next day he was lifting one hip of the ground and reaching for a toy on his left hand side with his right hand- and the very next day he was rolling. Pow! Just like that. How do babies know how to do this? I didn't have to teach him, he figured it out himself. What is going on in his mind to make these developments happen? Queue Dr Sam Wang and Dr. Sandra Aamodt.

Dr. Wang is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University, Dr. Aamodt is a former editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience, and they have collaborated to explain how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence in their new book, Welcome to Your Child's Brain. They talk about their book, and some of the cool stuff they have discovered in a podcast over at NPR.

The subject matter is similar to another podcast on infant development I have blogged about, but I just can't get enough of this stuff. Its so fascinating to me, even when the discussion is a little 'dry' at times.

Spinach and ice-cream dreams,
Sandi D

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