According to neuroscientist Audrey van der Meer, a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), EEG studies show that According to neuroscientist Audrey van der Meer, a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU.
Van der Meer's research also shows that the development of our brain, sensory perception and motor skills happen in sync. She believes that even the smallest babies must be challenged and stimulated at their level from birth onward. They need to engage their entire body and senses by exploring their world and different materials, both indoors and out and in all types of weather. She emphasizes that the experiences must be self-produced; it is not enough for children merely to be carried or pushed in a stroller. Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost -- ScienceDaily
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