Baby Facial: Infants monkey with face recognition

10:12am, May 15, 2002

Between ages 6 months and 9 months, a baby accomplishes a heads-up feat, of sorts. That's when he or she transforms a budding aptitude for detecting animal faces in general into a proficiency at discerning different human faces. This finding bears on the controversial issue of what types of knowledge a baby comes equipped with at birth.

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