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Are babies endowed with consciousness ?

Nevertheless, CNRS scientists in the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistiques (CNRS/Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris/EHESS), working in collaboration with scientists from NeuroSpin (Inserm/CEA) have now shown that as from an age of 5 months, infants are endowed with form of consciousness similar to that seen in adults. These findings are published in Science on 19 April 2013.

To download the press release : ConscienceBébés


Kouider, S., Stahlhut, C., Gelskov, S., Barbosa, L, de Gardelle, V., Dutat, M., Dehaene, S., & Dehaene-Lambertz, G. “A neural marker of perceptual consciousness in infants” («Un marqueur neuronal de la conscience perceptive chez les bébés ») Science, 19 April 2013.

Contact information:

CNRS scientist l Sid Kouider l T 00 45 50 21 11 75 (until 21 April 2013) and T 06 64 12 66 59 (as from 22 April 2013) l [email protected]
CNRS press l Laetitia Louis l T 01 44 96 51 37 l [email protected]

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