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Consciousness in babies

Consciousness in babies

  • It’s debated in neuroscience whether babies are born conscious or whether they develop consciousness at some point (generally said to be five months of age)
  • It is hard to think that a newborn feels nothing. Newborns clearly seem to experience their own bodies, their environment, presence of their parents etc.
  • This means they are conscious since birth, but are unable to report it due to lack of a meta-cognition process.
  • What we see as rise of consciousness may merely be the rise of metacognition.


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