Infant looking and learning – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Much like meteorologists use computer models to help predict weather, NIH funded scientists are using models to help understand how infants learn. Dr. John Spencer at the University of Iowa explains.
Spencer: In a sense what we’re doing is trying to take computer models that are as sophisticated as those weather models and say are they up to the task of predicting what an infant will do second by second as they look around the world.
Narrator: He says the goal is for computer models to become tools for research, perhaps even guiding interventions for at-risk children. For more on this research, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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