Sunday, February 01, 2009

Himi/Jimi/Victorini's Smile and Some Scientific Links on Baby Smiles

Does HimiJimiVictorini have a great smile or what?

I know I have talked about this before, but I think this time I want to include some information that I find interesting about the science behind these wonderful smiles of the younger set and some of us of the "post-younger" set.

Here is some science about a baby's smile

Baby's Smile is a Natural High

aove article

Science Daily (July 8, 2008)

The above page also includes several links to other interesting articles:

Women Smile More Than Men, Except When They Are In Similar Roles (Mar. 19, 2003) — Women do smile more than men, but when occupying similar work and social roles, the gender differences in the rate of smiling disappear, a Yale researcher has ... > read more
Smile -- And The World Can Hear You, Even If You Hide (Jan. 16, 2008) — Smiling affects how we speak, to the point that listeners can identify the type of smile based on sound alone, according to a new study. The research, which also suggested that some people have ... > read more
Laugh And The Whole World Laughs With You: Why The Brain Just Can't Help Itself (Dec. 13, 2006) — Laughter is truly contagious, and now, scientists studying how our brain responds to emotive sounds believe they understand ... > read more
New System May Help Babies Avoid Brain Damage (Jan. 11, 2005) — The same heightened electrical activity that indicates an adult taking a treadmill test isn't getting enough oxygen to his heart is now being measured during labor to see if it can better ... > read more
Phony Friends? Rejected People Better Able To Spot Fake Smiles (Oct. 26, 2008) — All of us have "faked a smile" at some point. Now, a new study might make us think twice about sending out a phony grin. It has been shown that individuals who are experiencing rejection are better ... > read more

19 Ways to Make a Baby Smile
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A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark

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