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Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning

Using both robots and infants, a cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge. "This study shows that the body plays a role in early object name learning, and how toddlers use the body's position in space to connect ideas," an author said. "The creation of a robot model for infant learning has far-reaching implications for how the brains of young people work."
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