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Babies, Emotions and the Future

The Independent on Sunday ran an article The Secret Life of Babies on how our understanding of very young babies is improving. The latest evidence is suggesting that babies are a lot more aware of their emotions than previously thought. The secret to these breakthroughs is cheap brain scanning technology that lets us see into a babies thought patterns for the first time.
This has exciting possibilities in detecting autism and other developmental problems. By the time autism is diagnosed, normally between two or three years, the child is already a long way behind developmentally. If children with autism can be detected a few months after birth using brain scans, then treatment can begin sooner. This assumes that you are born with autism and it isn’t caused by vaccines, mercury or other outside forces.
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