Eye contact with your baby may boost communication skills

eye contact baby may boost communication skills

The babies can learn communication effectively if you make eye contact with them as it synchronises their brain waves.

The group level activity of million neurons, which are involved in information transfer between brain regions is reflected by brainwaves, Hindustan Times reported by quoting the study, published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The brainwave patterns of infants and adults by measuring patterns of brain electrical activity via electrodes in a skull cap was examined by the researchers’ team.

The babies make a great effort to communicate with the adults when the gaze of adults met that of the babies. The great synchronising effect occurs when the adults’ head was turned away but her eyes still looked at the infant.

The researchers said the babies make more effort because a gaze appears highly deliberate, and provides a stronger signal to the infant that the adult intends to communicate with her.

Sam Wass, from Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), said “We don’t know what it is, yet, that causes this synchronous brain activity. We’re certainly not claiming to have discovered telepathy! Our findings suggested eye gaze and vocalisations may both, somehow, play a role,”

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