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Study Hopes to Discover Reason Behind Babiesí Laugh

by Kathy Jones on  March 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A team of British scientists is conducting a large scale study that hopes to discover why a baby laughs.
 Study Hopes to Discover Reason Behind Babiesí Laugh
Study Hopes to Discover Reason Behind Babiesí Laugh
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The study, conducted at Birkbeck University's Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, have received answers about children and their behavior from nearly 1,500 parents, the Daily Star reported.

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Dr Caspar Addyman said that understanding babies would help them understand adults and as babies are "little scientists" who are discovering the world, researchers can discover a great deal through them.

Addyman said that their research also tries to find out which parent babies find the funniest and the general temperament of a baby.

The researchers are also trying to discover a correlation between laughing babies and a calmer temperament through a different questionnaire.

Addyman added that ninety per cent of babies have smiled in the first two months and laughed just a few weeks after that, while some babies have laughed unambiguously at just a few weeks old.

Source: ANI
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