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How Babies See Colors

howbabiesseecolors.jpgDo babies see colors the same way adults do? A recent study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that this might not be the case.

Adults mainly perceive colors using the left side of the brain, which also happens to be the brain`s language processing center. However, it seems that babies use their right brain for color perception.

The results of this study and other similar researches indicate that language strongly influences how we perceive the world. After all, we use words to identify and classify colors. Babies, however, whose language capabilities are not yet well-developed, view color just as the way they are without being associated to any word or color name.

Source:

Nature News, 3 March 2008


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