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Babies zero in on ‘just right’ to learn

Infants ignore information that is too simple or too complex, focusing instead on situations that are “just right.” 

“The study suggests that babies are not only attracted by what is happening, but they are able to predict what happens next based on what they have already observed,” says Celeste Kidd, doctoral student in brain and cognitive science at the University of Rochester.

“They are not passive sponges. They are active information seekers looking for the best information they can find.”

Full story at Futurity.

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