Mom Ignores Her Baby's Cries For Attention... This How The Baby Reacts
Some people believe (wrongly) that babies aren't particularly intelligent and have little to no concept of social interaction. Ed Tronick, a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, would beg to differ. Tronick was one of the first to research how babies are affected by the emotional states and behaviors they observe from their parents. The "Still Face" experiment shows quite clearly that babies are far more perceptive than they are given credit for. From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes perfect sense that even young babies would have the ability to pick up on emotional cues in a social setting. Being so helpless, human babies have to communicate and bond effectively with adult protectors.