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Researchers: Conscious Experience May Occur Near Time of Birth

Researchers generally stress that the unborn child’s brain is in a rapid, ongoing, and little understood state of development

A Trinity College Dublin team has found some evidence that consciousness is present in children by birth or shortly beforehand: In the study, entitled ‘Consciousness in the cradle: on the emergence of infant experience’, the researchers argue that by birth the infant’s developing brain is capable of conscious experiences that can make a lasting imprint on their developing sense of self and understanding of their environment. Trinity College Dublin, “Fresh light shed on mystery of infant consciousness,” ScienceDaily, October 12, 2023 The paper is open access. That, of course, means that the environment around birth is important for the baby as well as the mother and others present. The authors of this latest review present four lines of evidence in Read More ›