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Hand-To-Mouth Motion Encoded in Brain from Birth

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  April 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Human babies have hand-to-mouth motion encoded in the brain from birth, reveals a new study, explaining why they stick everything from Lego to a chair in their mouths in their early life.
 Hand-To-Mouth Motion Encoded in Brain from Birth
Hand-To-Mouth Motion Encoded in Brain from Birth
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According to New Scientist, Angela Sirigu of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences in France and her colleagues studied 26 people of different ages while they were undergoing brain surgery.

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Researchers were able to make 9 of the unconscious patients bring their hands up and open their mouths by stimulating a part of the brain that is linked to those actions in non-human primates.

Because this behaviour is encoded in the same region as in other primates, it may be there from birth or earlier, the researchers said.

Source: ANI
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