Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Babies as young as six months develop social judging skills before they can talk, the researchers say from Yale University, USA. Babies aged six months to ten months watched a large-eyed toy try to climb hills, while other toys either helped it or pushed it backward. The children were then presented with the toys to see which they would play with, Houston Chronicle explains. Nearly every baby picked the helpful toy over the bad one. So to some extent, even infants can tell the difference between naughty and nice playmates, and know which to choose.