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Je pense que c’est un bébé breton. 😄
baby  lol  bretagne 
6 weeks ago by aries1988
The head exploding gesture sums it up
2019  baby 
may 2019 by aries1988
The evidence is in: there is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans | Aeon Essays
Our brains really are ‘language-ready’ in the following limited sense: they have the right sort of working memory to process sentence-level syntax, and an unusually large prefrontal cortex that gives us the associative learning capacity to use symbols in the first place. Then again, our bodies are language-ready too: our larynx is set low relative to that of other hominid species, letting us expel and control the passage of air. And the position of the tiny hyoid bone in our jaws gives us fine muscular control over our mouths and tongues, enabling us to make as many as the 144 distinct speech sounds heard in some languages.
brain  language  baby  biology  research  linguist  debate  theory  gene 
september 2018 by aries1988
Ever wonder what 2-year-old twins might do in the middle of the night?

baby  webcam  kid 
august 2018 by aries1988
japan  baby 
august 2018 by aries1988
How the Fencing Reflex Connects Life and Death - Issue 59: Connections - Nautilus
Doctors talk of patients who, under heavy sedation, grasp someone’s finger, root for a breast to suckle, or twist into the archer’s pose.
biology  human  body  baby  neurology 
april 2018 by aries1988
Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.

As close as wolf and dog are — some scientists classify them as the same species — there are differences. Physically, wolves’ jaws are more powerful. They breed only once a year, not twice, as dogs do. And behaviorally, wolf handlers say, their predatory instincts are easily triggered compared to those of dogs. They are more independent and possessive of food or other items. Much research suggests they take more care of their young. And they never get close to that Labrador retriever I-love-all-humans level of friendliness. As much as popular dog trainers and pet food makers promote the inner wolf in our dogs, they are not the same.

Dog puppies will quickly attach to any human within reach. Even street dogs that have had some contact with people at the right time may still be friendly.

Some recent research has suggested that dog friendliness may be the result of something similar to Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder in humans that causes hyper-sociability, among other symptoms. People with the syndrome seem friendly to everyone, without the usual limits.

As I was emphatically told in a training session before going into an enclosure with adult wolves, the one thing you definitely do not do is look them in the eye.

whether a delay in social development in a dog’s early life could explain the difference between wolves and dogs

That’s very important, because both wolves and dogs go through a critical period as puppies when they explore the world and learn who their friends and family are.

With wolves, that time is thought to start at about two weeks, when the wolves are deaf and blind. Scent is everything.

In dogs, it starts at about four weeks, when they can see, smell and hear. Dr. Lord thinks this shift in development, allowing dogs to use all their senses, might be key to their greater ability to connect with human beings.

Perhaps with more senses in action, they are more able to generalize from tolerating individual humans with a specific scent to tolerating humans in general with a scent, sight and sound profile.

When the critical period ends, wolves, and to a lesser extent dogs, experience something like the onset of stranger anxiety in human babies, when people outside of the family suddenly become scary.
quebec  wolf  zoo  dog  biology  gene  animal  evolution  human  comparison  research  scientist  experiment  development  baby 
october 2017 by aries1988
Baby User Manual: 2017 Edition - The New Yorker

Never underestimate Baby. Baby knows your weaknesses and your darkest fears. In an effort to challenge you, Baby will constantly attempt self-harm. It is your job to thwart these efforts and keep Baby alive. Baby will not thank you for this. In fact, Baby will likely be very angry.

As soon as Baby is capable of operating Adult’s iPhone or other mobile device (typically at four to six weeks), Baby shall be given priority in using it for entertainment purposes. It will be Baby’s decision whether to destroy it, cover it in mashed potatoes, or delete all photos on the device.

Baby shall be offered access to all of the same fashions as Adult. Just because he grows out of anything you buy him within weeks doesn’t mean Baby shouldn’t have skinny jeans and the latest Air Jordans.

When Baby enters the subway car, all Adults shall humbly offer their seats. Baby has likely been napping, eating, and playing for several hours, and is exhausted.

If Adult dies during this process, another nearby Adult will take over. As they say, It takes a village.
humor  baby  parents  guide  moi 
march 2017 by aries1988
Bringing up babel

If you don’t speak a person’s native language, there’s always a corner of their mind you can’t quite reach. But everyone who has learned a language in adulthood knows how hard it is, with the grammar books and the flash cards, the pronunciation problems and the awkward rhythm, never quite getting to fluency.

Parents normally use one of two strategies to make sure the minority language sticks: either one parent, one language, or one language at home, the other outside.

Bilinguals hit developmental milestones at the same rate as their monolingual peers. But they are prone to errors, and their total vocabulary is divided between two languages. So they usually lag behind slightly in the vocabulary of the schooling language. When these kids get to school, many teachers, with the support of doctors unfamiliar with the research, begin telling parents to speak only the majority language with the child – and many parents give in and do so.

the fear that language diversity would interfere with nation-building. A good American speaks English. By faulty syllogism, this meant that a second language made a bad American, so educational policy set about creating a nation of monoglots.

Bialystok has found that bilinguals seem to have better executive function – the ability to plan and carry out complicated tasks.

Roberto Filippi of Anglia Ruskin University has also found that bilingual children are better at tuning out distracting spoken language in the background.

Noam Chomsky theorised that human language is a single phenomenon, with relatively trivial surface differences between languages.

different languages may force people to pay attention to things they otherwise wouldn’t – such as different levels of formality, in languages that have both a formal and an informal word for you.

In one study, bilingual children did better on a task testing theory of mind. This is the knowledge, still developing in small children, that others have minds with different contents.

Many people report their first real understanding of grammar upon learning a second language.

A little can-do American optimism, a little Danish grit in the face of life’s harsh realities. If Henry acquires both of these, we will have done our job.
language  kid  parenting  choice  bilingual  brain  danish  baby  instapaper_favs 
september 2016 by aries1988
怀胎三月:大家都来生孩子 | 正午


story  china  baby  hospital  beijing 
july 2016 by aries1988
Listening to speech has remarkable effects on a baby’s brain
In all cultures, babies’ first words are greeted with special joy. This joy is testimony to the power of language – a signature of our species and our most powerful cultural and cognitive convention. Language permits us to share the contents of our hearts and minds, in ways that are unparalleled elsewhere in the animal kingdom. It is the conduit through which we learn from and about others, across generations and across cultures.

Newborn infants can’t point to what they like or crawl away from what they don’t. But when infants’ interest is captured by a particular sight or sound, they will suck rapidly and vigorously on a pacifier.
language  brain  baby 
june 2016 by aries1988
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blog  hongkong  story  baby  parents  city 
may 2016 by aries1988
The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals
Yet another benefit to speaking multiple languages.
language  baby 
march 2016 by aries1988
How to Take Your Baby to Work
Get the right equipment. Line up temporary sitters just in case.
baby  parenting  work  parents 
january 2016 by aries1988
How to Brush a Gorilla’s Teeth

Carrigan encourages the gorillas in so-called motherese, the same cooing, high-pitched intonation she uses with her own small children. In fact, when her children started getting their milk teeth at around 8 months, she schooled them to obediently open their mouths too. ‘‘I used the gorilla training method,’’ she says. ‘‘Now my kids are really good at brushing.’’
animal  hygiene  baby 
august 2015 by aries1988
Bitter truth: How we're making fruit and veg less healthy - New Scientist
But there is a catch. The same chemicals that make fruit and veg bitter also imbue them with many of their health benefits. When scientists talk about the healthiness of green tea, dark chocolate, red wine or broccoli, much of what they are talking about is due to bitter chemicals called phytonutrients. The mechanism at work is known as hormesis – simply put, it’s the idea that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

So it would be even better to find ways to learn to love bitter food a little bit more. One approach is to start young – as with babies fed hydrolysed casein baby formula, a substance so potent that many adults vomit after trying it. Babies who are allergic to cow’s milk are given this formula, and it’s healthy but bitter. “This stuff is absolutely awful,” says Gary Beauchamp from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. “But if babies are fed it early in life, they don’t mind it, and they will like bitter for the rest of their lives.” That’s been borne out in research showing that kids fed the casein formula at a young age enjoy broccoli more as toddlers than those who grew up on regular, sweet milk formulas.
food  nutrition  baby 
july 2015 by aries1988
In France, a Visit With the In-Laws (Finally) Becomes a Vacation

On every trip we spent hours at the large independent bookstore Librairie Sauramps, next to where Fabrice went to high school. One time I watched him, after goofily flipping through comic books, as he sidled up to the manager, a smug former classmate of his, and mentioned, casually yet defiantly, that he now lived in New York City and waited for a reaction.
france  montpelier  travel  nature  baby 
april 2015 by aries1988
Evoz: 婴儿监测2.0时代来临
摘要: 假设你有一个iPhone或者iPod touch,固定在你婴儿的房间里,就像其他婴儿监测器一样。
baby  future  app  apple 
april 2011 by aries1988

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