From the first weeks of life the infant perceives other people's faces. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of Leuven. For the study they conducted a survey of over 10 thousand newborns. It turned out the children's brain develops faster than experts previously thought.
"Newborns are already able to distinguish people's faces. As it turned out, the infant brain develops much more active than it was contended before" - scientists comment on the results obtained through the observation of children.
The kids were shown pictures of people. 50 photos of the 300 belonged to the relatives and loved ones. The brain activity sensors showed high response when viewing images of the father or mother, other close relatives. Similar reactions to pictures of unfamiliar people in children was not.