The BabyMinds study is investigating how infants attention and cognitive processes changes during the first year of life. Infant cognitive development and sensory processing occurs so rapidly in the first year, and is crucial for the child’s cognition, behaviour, emotional and sensory regulation and social abilities. During this developmental period the brain undergoes rapid structural and functional changes to support the infant’s development, however these changes are also particularly vulnerable to environmental influences during this critical period. Development of cognition and sensory processing are strong predictors of healthy, adaptive behaviours, including good social and emotional health and overall quality of life not only in childhood but also in adulthood.
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