Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn't yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be "on the same wavelength," experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions. A team of Princeton researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natural play, and they found measurable similarities in their neural activity. In other words, baby and adult brain activity rose and fell together as they shared toys and eye contact. The research was conducted at the Princeton Baby Lab, where University researchers study how babies learn to see, talk and understand the world.
Parents and teachers want children to grow up to be happy and successful. In other words, we want children to thrive. As adults, we often think success will make us happy. A vast array of research, however, indicates happiness precedes success in adults, and achievements do not always make adults happier. Until recently, no research considered whether happiness during childhood or even infancy might predict adult success.
It may be difficult to imagine when looking at a tiny newborn baby, but that infant has around bones — and those bones are growing and changing shape every day. Adults, on the other hand, have bones , which make up about 15 percent of their body weight. Wait — did we really just say that babies have nearly more bones than adults? How is that possible? The process of bone development is called ossification.
Paraphilic infantilism , also known as autonepiophilia,  psychosexual infantilism  and adult baby syndrome ,  is a sexual fetish that involves role-playing a regression to an infant -like state. There is no recognized etiology for infantilism and there is little research done on the subject. It has been linked to masochism and a variety of other paraphilias. Although it is commonly confused with pedophilia , the two conditions are distinct and infantilists do not seek children as sexual partners. A variety of organizations exist to discuss infantilism or meet with other practitioners throughout the world.