Infant looking and learning – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have created computer models to help understand how infants learn. Dr. John Spencer an NIH funded researcher at the University of Iowa says the models are in a way, like artificial parents.
Spencer: Now let’s take it one step further and can we do something like instruct the parents to be responsive in particular ways. We should then be able to predict where their infants will be a couple of months down the road and we could actually test that prediction with real infants.
Narrator: He hopes by running millions of simulations with computer models, real parents will benefit. For details, 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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