Infants in womb can predict their own hand-to-mouth movement

10/9/2013 | Science World Report

Psychologists at Durham and Lancaster Universities assessed 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses and found that fetuses could anticipate their own hand movements toward their mouths as they entered the late pregnancy stages. "Increased touching of the lower part of the face and mouth in fetuses could be an indicator of brain development necessary for healthy development," lead author Dr. Nadja Reissland said. The findings appear in the journal Developmental Psychobiology.

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