Thursday, February 23, 2012
Baby Brains and Math
Do you know that a branch of research called cognitive neuroscience is helping to clarify when young brains are best able to grasp fundamental concepts? Turns out that infants can distinguish one object from two, and two from three. And as early as 18 months of age children begin recognizing geometric shapes. That certainly upsets previous conventional wisdom that children’s brains couldn’t do math before the age of five.