Babies smiling at their moms are studied for signs of healthy development, in this Science Nation report.

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Babies are Smiling for Science

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  1. I can report that infant scientists are also interested in babies’ laughter. I am running a global online survey of what makes babies laugh. I believe that laughter helps mother and baby bond and that the changing ‘jokes’ that babies respond to reflect recognisable shifts in their cognitive development. You don’t laugh if you don’t get the joke and neither does your baby.

    Parents of babies under 2 and 1/2 can help us with our research by visiting our website.
    Dr. Caspar Addyman
    Birkbeck Babylab

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