ERIC Number: EJ1123871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Infant Social Brain: What's Going on in There?
Meltzoff, Andrew N.; Kuhl, Patricia K.
ZERO TO THREE, v36 n3 p2-9 Jan 2016
Advances in neuroscience allow researchers to uncover new information about the social brain in infancy and early childhood. In this article we present state-of-the-art findings about brain functioning during the first 3 years of life that underscore how important social interactions are to early learning. We explore learning opportunities that occur during everyday interchanges between adults and infants and how these influence the brain. We also examine longitudinal data to understand how children's earliest social interactions set the stage for school readiness and lifelong learning.
Descriptors: Infants, Brain, Neurosciences, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning, Adults, Longitudinal Studies, School Readiness, Lifelong Learning, Medicine, Visual Aids, Native Language, Speech, Eye Movements, Imitation, Nonverbal Communication, Psychological Patterns
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