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Exposing Children to [Real] Art

By Arwen Hann
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BabyplayResearch by Professor Kathy Danko-McGhee from the University of Toledo shows that a large number of babies like abstract paintings.  Her research has addressed some popular myths that babies prefer faces and are more likely to respond to black and white images.

In the study just over 100 children, including 24 New Zealand infants, were shown pairs of pictures including landscapes, portraits and still life, both abstract and more realistic.

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