Infants born prematurely may show less interest in others

Attention to other people is a fundamental role for social cognitive development in the early stages of life. However, infants born prematurely show a different attentional pattern.

Source: Infants born prematurely may show less interest in others

Attention to other people is a fundamental role for social cognitive development in the early stages of life. However, infants born prematurely show a different attentional pattern.

In a new study, a Kyoto University team found evidence that such babies are less interested in other people compared to infants born full-term, when tested at 6 and 12 months of age. This new study brings light to the links between premature birth, development of , and ultimately autism.

Recent studies illustrate that infants born prematurely are at more risk of autism.

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