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Study: Eye Contact Makes a Baby’s Brain Waves Sync with Yours

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The more we learn about God’s creation, the more we should be moved to worship and stand in awe of him—because his creation is amazing! It seems no matter where researchers look, or what kind of research they do, they discover layer upon layer of complexity. And researchers just discovered another layer of complexity to our brains.

A recent study found that when adults and babies make eye contact, their brain waves actually fall in sync, giving them shared patterns of brain activity. This happens as brain waves “meet in the middle”—baby’s waves become more like the adult’s, and the adult’s become more like the baby’s. Scientists believe this may help babies and their caregivers communicate better.

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Our brains really are incredible! And the more research that’s done, the more we realize what they are capable of. There’s no way our complex brains could come about by random chance processes—they clearly show the fingerprint of an Intelligent Designer. And that Designer is the Creator God of the Bible, who has made us “fearfully and wonderfully” (Psalm 139:14).

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Ken

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