The implications are obvious:

Every mother knows that newborns are social creatures just hours after birth. They prefer to look at faces over objects, and they even imitate facial expressions. Now a study sug gests that the propensity for social interactions exists in the womb. Twins begin interacting as early as the 14th week of gestation....

“The womb is probably a crucial starting point to develop a sense of self and a sense of others.”

[From Social before Birth: Twins First Interact with Each Other as Fetuses: Scientific American]

Articles by Tom Gilson

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