At the London Babylab, part of University College London, using an EEG machine and computer equipment, researchers study how infants perceive the world around them. The goal of this work is to better understand how babies' brains function and develop. It seems that newborns are in fact much more intelligent than it was previously believed, a discovery that will probably induce many changes in early childhood education.
Laura Schulz, an associate professor of cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is even speaking of an “infant revolution” in science. A revolution that will provide precious answers to some very old but very important questions: How far is the human brain pre-programmed at birth? Which newborns' skills are innate? Is intelligence born or made?