Children distinguish faces before birth – the scientists

Children are able to distinguish faces, even before birth. This is found researchers from Lancaster University and reported in the journal Current Biology.

The study involved mothers with 39 results. Scientists had projected on the wall of the uterus schematic image of the three points of infrared light, reminiscent of the faces located normal or inverted. The projection moved into the field of view of the fetus, and scientists using 4D ultrasound and watched his reaction.

The result was that unborn children were more often turned to consider normally situated “persons” than inverted.

It was already known that babies prefer to consider the objects that look like faces, however, unborn children such a feature was discovered for the first time. The data indicates that the interest of the infants to persons born in the womb. After birth they do not require further study to identify them.