What Babies Can See That Adults Can’t

Until they reach the age of five months, babies have an ability to perceive and distinguish images more efficiently than adults. The news comes from research conducted by the Chuo University in Japan, which studied how babies between the ages of three to four months reacted to new images. They found that they had a striking ability to discriminate changes in illumination and glossy or matte surfaces not perceptible by adults, due to the fact that as we get older, our brains learn to recognize objects between different lighting conditions. Learn more at Scientific American.