Babies can reportedly understand canine emotions.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Babies may be able to understand the emotions of dogs. As reported by LiveScience.com, a new study proposes that babies are able to decipher the emotions of canines at as early as 6 months old.
Ross Flom, study researcher and Brigham Young University professor, is quoted in the report as stating, “Emotion is one of the first things babies pick up on in their social world.” Flom is further quoted as stating of the results of the study, which involved 128 infants who ranged in ages 6 months to 24 months, “The six-month-olds would look in that direction and kept looking in that direction… The older kids would glance at it and then kind of look away as if to say, ‘Oh yeah, I get it, it goes with that face. The task is ridiculous. I’m going to move on and look somewhere else around the room.”
More information about the study may be found in the July publication of the Developmental Psychology journal.
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