How babies learn to walk


Today’s Video of the Day comes from Lancaster University and features a look at how babies learn to walk based on instinct.

When they’re held by an adult, babies can practice “reflex walking,” where they intuitively know to put one foot in front of the other.

The researchers played a video of humans walking for babies who had practiced reflex walking and babies who had not, and monitored the electrical activity in their brains.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Lancaster University