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Decoding the nonverbal language of babies

Dates: October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Venue: Washington D.C.

Babies begin life as social creatures. By four months, they are highly communicative, perceiving and responding to even tiny, rapid shifts in caregivers’ verbal tone, facial expression, and movement. Using video microanalysis of 4-month-old infants playing face-to-face with their mothers, researcher Beatrice Beebe has documented the surprisingly complex, nuanced nature of these earliest interactions, illuminating their powerful role in young children’s development.