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Speed Limit on Babies' Vision

July 14, 2011

image of a baby Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults, according to research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. The results show that while infants can perceive flicker or movement, they may not be able to identify the individual elements within a moving or changing scene as well as an adult. Full Story

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