Babies Zero in on "Just Right" to Learn, University of Rochester Study

Published: May 25, 2012

Infants ignore information that is too simple or too complex, focusing instead on situations that are “just right.” Dubbed the “Goldilocks effect” by the University of Rochester team that discovered it, the attention pattern sheds light on how babies learn to make sense of a world full of complex sights, sounds, and movements.

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