Saturday, October 3, 2009
Science on a slow Saturday
I would bet that you didn't know that your toddler might understand your dog better than you do!
An article from Science Daily in July (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090720163559.htm) shared the results of a study involving "bark-matching." Infants and children were expected to match the sound of an angry bark or friendly yap with a picture of an aggressive or friendly dog. Surprisingly, children as young as six months showed a grasp of the correlation between posture and behavior. Even children without much exposure to dogs were able to pick up on the emotive cues.
Pretty neat, huh?
Have a great weekend all,