Body posture may affect kids’ learning

LoginRegister@indiatimesLoginRegister@indiatimes WASHINGTON: Body posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge, affecting memory and learning, a new study suggests. The study by Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ offers a new approach to studying the way “objects of cognition,” such as words or memories of physical objects, are tied to the position of the body.

Using both robots and infants, experts examined the role bodily position played in the brain’s ability to “map” names to objects. They found that consistency of the body’s posture and spatial relationship to an object as an object’s name was shown and spoken aloud were critical to connecting the name to the object.

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