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Young Infants Learn Fast

Even social skills show rapid development

(HealthDayNews) -- Infancy is the fastest period of development in anybody's life -- and if you had any doubts, this study from the journal Child Development seems to prove it.

When five-month-old infants were shown pictures of themselves, other infants, and of a doll, they generally preferred to look at the pictures of themselves.

But by eight months, they started to show a preference for looking at pictures of other infants, as if they had decided to become sociable.

At both ages, the infants preferred listening to sounds made by other infants rather than hearing tapes of their own voices.

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