Differential attentional responding in caesarean versus vaginally delivered infants

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Little is known about the role that the birth experience plays in brain and cognitive development. Recent research has suggested that birth experience influences the development of the somatosensory cortex, an area involved in spatial attention to sensory information. Scott Adler discusses whether differences in spatial attention would occur in infants who had different birth experiences, as occurs for caesarean versus vaginal delivery.

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