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Kids Literally See Different Than Adults


Visual and sensory information is not blended in children’s brains, study finds

Children may actually see the world differently than adults, researchers have found. The findings are published in the Sept. 13 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Unlike adults, children younger than 12 don’t combine different sensory information in order to understand their surroundings, the study authors say.

In two new studies, U.K. researchers found that not only do children separate different senses such as vision and sound, their brain also separates input it receives when looking at a scene with one eye compared to with both eyes.

September 16, 2010 - Posted by | Health News Items | ,

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