Premature Babies “See” With Their Hands

Here’s a fascinating article on new research that shows that premature babies use their tactile sense to “see” objects and can distinguish between shapes. We know that premies are more likely to have sensory processing issues than full-term babies because the infant enters the world before his neurological system is developed to the degree it would be developed if she were full-term. If our kids feel bombarded by confusing, intense sensory information, imagine how a premie must feel and how difficult it must be for their young brain to process it all!

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One response to “Premature Babies “See” With Their Hands

  1. As the grandmother of 2 preemies, this is fascinating. Thanks for the little tidbit.

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