Apparently, babies are as adept as being BS detectors as they are milk consumption experts.
1. Babies Are Amazing B*llshit Detectors. Not only are babies adept at determining when someone is lying to them, but they totally judge them for it. Source: Cracked.com
We know that babies are great imitators. That’s pretty much how they learn, being pretty much like sponge. However, a study found that babies tend to imitate an adult based on how credible they perceive that particular adult. It’s like they have some sort of radar to screen the real one from the “bogus” one.
“Like older children, infants keep track of an individual’s history of being accurate or inaccurate and use this information to guide their subsequent learning,” said study researcher Diane Poulin-Dubois, a professor in the Concordia Department of Psychology and member of the university’s Centre for Research in Human Development. “Specifically, infants choose not to learn from someone who they perceive as unreliable.”
Numbers 1 and 2 are surprising revelations. All the while you thought you could get away with certain stuff, apparently not. You’re better off thinking twice before saying something to your cute, adorable baby.
It’s interesting how babies can do all these things. This hilariously written, yet factual article gives a more in depth explanation as to why and how babies are capable of doing amazing things. You can read the full article here.
Did you ever think your little one could do any of these things?