An experiment has been conducted by the University of Florida, in which 26 children of one and two day old were examined carefully by the scientists and they found that the babies respond to their surroundings by playing a song and then blowing air softly on their eyelids when they were sleeping.
The Telegraph showed that the babies took in the stimuli when they were awake and sleeping. After 20 minutes of experiment, it was seen that approximately most of the babies started squeezing their eyes tighter. This form of sleep did not happen when older kids or adults sleep. The experiment has also helped in knowing the fact that infant’s brain is constantly adjusting and adapting to the physical world around them despite appearances that they are dozing.
The sleep patterns of new born babies are entirely different from those of older children or adults. New born babies show more active sleep, where heart and breathing rates are very changeable. From the first experiment it was seen, the learning process happens when newborns are sleeping. And these findings can be used to identify babies who have developmental disorders like dyslexia and autism. These results are also published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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