Thursday, December 6, 2012
After doing our project on Perceptual Development, I thought it would be interesting to look into it a little more. I thought the most interesting aspect was the vision of a child. When babies are first born, their sight is between 20/200 and 20/400, and can barely see. They can see outlines and shapes which are very blurry, and can not fully see until about 6 months old. It it interesting because whenever someone comes into contact with a young baby, the makes faces at it thinking the baby will think it is funny and smile/laugh, but in reality, the baby can barely see them. Even though babies cannot really see, they do have a great sense of smell. This is how they connect with their mothers the most. They are able to distinguish their mother's smell instantly and studies have shown that even fetuses can distinguish different smells.