Infant brains have powerful reactions to fear

Babies as young as 5 months old respond to facial emotions

scared baby

FACE OFF  Babies as young as 5 months old can detect different emotions in human faces, a new study finds.

Iurii Sokolov/iStockphoto

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Neuroscience

From the Nature Index

Paid Content