Prof. Katherine Kinzler
Dept. of Psychology
Babies Chew on Subtle Social, Cultural Cues at Mealtime
By: Susan Kelley, Cornell Chronicle
August 31, 2016
At the dinner table, babies do a lot more than play with their sippy cups, new research suggests.
Babies pay close attention to what food is being eaten around them – and especially who is eating it – according to a study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study adds evidence to a growing body of research suggesting even very young children think in sophisticated ways about subtle social cues.