SFB research featured in cover story of "Spiegel"

Modern brain research shows: Babies are multitalented. Even in the womb, children have an understanding of numbers, and shortly afterwards they can distinguish faces. Developmental problems could also be detected earlier.

The German national magazine "Spiegel" featured a cover story on research of early development of perception and cognition in human babies and children, featuring SFB PI Gudrun Schwarzer. Specifically, she explains how prediction is one of the most important human abilities to be succesful in our environment, already for babies. In behvioral experiments, her team showed that babies with previous motor experience, for exmple acquired by using a walking aid, were better in orienting themselves. This might also benefit prematurely born babies. Read the complete story here!