HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Infants, as early as six months, do see errors in arithmetic

Eugene -- (Aug. 7, 2006) -- Using advanced brain sensor technology developed at the University of Oregon, researchers have confirmed often-debated findings from 1992 that showed infants as young as six months know when an arithmetic solution is wrong.

Andrea Berger and Gabriel Tzur, both at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, conducted new tests with 24 infants (14 males and 10 females) between six and nine months of age. The infants were shown one or two dolls in a videotaped puppet theater. Their view was then blocked briefly and the number of dolls was left unchanged, or one was added or removed. As in the earlier research, the infants looked longer when the screen was removed and the number of dolls differed from the previous exposure.

In this new case, however, the infants wore special brain-monitoring netting manufactured by Electrical Geodesic Inc., a University of Oregon spin-off company. The 128-electrode netting allowed for much more extensive brain-wave monitoring than was available previously.

The data was analyzed at the University of Oregon. The mean time for infants who saw the same number of dolls before and after was 6.94 seconds. They held their gaze longer (8.04 seconds) when the number of dolls differed. The time of measurement ended when a child looked away from the display.

The findings were published this week online ahead of publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They provide clarity to the scientific debate that surfaced soon after Karen Wynn, a Yale University psychologist, first published her results in Nature (Dec. 31, 1992), said Michael I. Posner, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon.

"The research tends to confirm that the varying looking times of the infants are due to a deviation in their expectations," Posner said. "It also shows that the same anatomy exists in infants as in adults." The latter point, he said, goes against th
'"/>

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon
7-Aug-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
2. U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
3. Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
4. Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
5. Medical management of another condition may not lead to early cancer diagnosis
6. Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
7. Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
8. Innovative device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies
9. Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
10. Nearly half of children in Kenya with common type of severe malaria affected neurologically
11. New research supports early testing for prostate cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The Lymphoma ... funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series ... Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and its international Light it ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... of innovative higher-learning opportunities through high-quality, career-relevant, and affordable online education – is ... Psychology . , Among the first of its kind in the nation, ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well ... early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 28, ... ... NCPCV cover a one-year subscription to a customized Lighthouse Health & Wellness ... in generous support of this project. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Walk-in Dermatology’s SK-IN ... in its Greenvale, New York location. , Loren received her New York ... is certified in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial MD, dermaplaning, facial lymphatic, and various ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... , ... August 27, 2020 , ... The GHT ... of its fundraising initiative for Feeding San Diego with a press conference ... GHT Companies presents the final check of $5,000.00+ representing an overall donation result exceeding ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... Unscrupulous sellers ... kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, including GreenTech Environmental’s proprietary methods, have been ... no air purification system has published results of singular and scientific testing against ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... Hero Life Sciences announced ... 115 million 3 ply surgical disposable face masks and N95 respirators in its manufacturing ... to the challenge that most Americans are facing in trying to find quality disposable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: