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Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming Independent

The final episode investigates the latest research into how we become independent. The show looks at the huge transition babies make as they learn to crawl. New research suggests that crawling triggers a new understanding about the world and its hazards. Professor Elisabeth Hill tests newly crawling babies with a visual cliff – an optical illusion made of perspex that ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming Social

Episode two looks at the latest research into how we build social relationships. The team set up a series of experiments about how babies become social and learn to relate to the people around them. Starting with a fundamental question – how do we make our very earliest connections with others? Do we have to learn or are we programmed ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming You

Episode one investigates the latest research into what makes us individuals. It begins with an experiment that looks at temperament. Scientists think that personality is shaped by our basic temperament; how we react to situations. In the lab, Dr Emily Jones finds out if it is possible to spot a baby's temperament at just six months old. She identifies three ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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The Nature of Things Laughing and Crying

“Ha ha,” “hee hee,” “boo hoo,” “waaa, waaa”... the unmistakable sounds of laughing and crying are recognizable all over the world. They’re pillars of human communication, yet some researchers say that when it comes to studying human behaviour, there’s nothing as poorly understood as laughs and tears. Why did we develop these unusual vocal communication techniques? How uniquely human are ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2019