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New study reveals social thinking in the infant brain

rkmsojqhic.29119.20160412by Greg Borzo, University of Chicago News

An innovative collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists that investigated how infants’ brains process other people’s actions provides the first evidence that directly links neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior in infants.

The research will be published April 12 in Psychological Science, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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