I-LABS research published in PLOS ONE: I’ve got you under my skin

New research by I-LABS Co-Director Andrew Meltzoff and his colleagues Joni Saby and Peter Marshall is the first to show that babies' brains are activated in particular ways when an adult performs a task with different parts of her body.

The research published in the PLOS ONE shows that when 14-month-old babies simply watched an adult use her hand to touch a toy, the hand area of the baby's brain lit up. When another group of infants watched an adult touch the toy using only her foot, the foot area of the baby’s brain showed more activity. Read the UW Press Release and the Journal Article.  Dr. Meltzoff's interview with NPR/KUOW is also available.