Friday, December 17, 2010
Newborn Visual/Audio Brain-Centers Stimulator for Baby Phaedra
A Visual/Audio Brain Center stimulator for my newborn daughter, Phaedra Love.
Newborns are only capable of focusing 8 to 10 inches from their face. They also prefer black and white, high contrast images to color graphics. This audio based visualizer is designed help newborn babies develop their vision & hearing brain centers. I made it for my daughter Phaedra Love :)
From 0 - 3 months, a newborn's retina lacks the ability to distinguish details and textures. "When your newborn looks at your hair, she doesn't get a sense of the individual hairs, but just a sort of generalized, uniform color," says Charles Gilbert. For that reason, "infants tend to seek out things with a lot of contrast, which are easier to see and more interesting to them," adds Claire B. Kopp, Ph.D., adjunct professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Baby Steps. When a newborn looks at your face, for instance, they ignore your nose and mouth, which are subtly shaded and blend into the rest of your face. Instead, they are more likely to stare at the contrast between the dark of your pupils and the whites of your eyes.
Newborns are not, as was long believed, color-blind. By measuring a baby's brain waves and eye movements, researchers have determined that the typical newborn can even tell the difference between red and green.
I have then created this brain-stimulator in hopes of improving the development of my baby girl, Phaedra's visual and audio brain centers.