A new study claims that young babies have learning abilities that can outperform even scientists and the most advanced computers.
"Our research shows that even the youngest babies have learning abilities that are more powerful than those of the smartest scientists and most advanced computers," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Alison Gopnik from the University of California, Berkeley, as saying.
Gopnik is an American psychologist and philosopher trying to understand how how babies see the world around them.
Babies are the "research and development division of the human species" who are more conscious of events around them than adults, she said.
Gopnik advises parents to let children learn naturally through exploration and curiosity rather than educational videos or flash cards.
Adults can also learn from infants by "seeing the world with children's eyes", she said.
Her research on the amazing baby brain is also aimed, in part, at identifying ways for scientists and computers to improve their performance.