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Disputed signs of consciousness seen in babies’ brains

Infants display neural responses linked to visual awareness by 5 months of age

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2:10pm, April 18, 2013

Babies’ brains emit electrical bursts that signal a budding awareness of the visual world by the time they are 5 months old, a new study concludes. But some researchers are skeptical that these neural surges correspond to conscious experience.

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