Every poster in this thread is the actually the OP under different monikers.
Quote from: jb5656 on March 20, 2008, 12:04:37 PMMy grandparents are far less racist than their parents wereaccording to whom?
My grandparents are far less racist than their parents were
The problem is that racism, or at least prejudicial thinking, is a natural human tendency. Given the number of stimuli that the average human must face every day, the mind automatically begins to form stereotypes and prejudices about different things simply in order to comprehend the world quickly enough.
Baby face: Infants know who you areWASHINGTON (CNN) -- Because of the way human brains develop, 6-month-old babies are better at recognizing certain faces than 9-month-old infants, a new study says.Even more surprising, those 6-month-olds are also better than adults at some face recognition, it contends.But there's a catch: It is non-human faces that the 6-month-olds excel at recognizing.In a study detailed in Science magazine, researchers discovered that the 6-month-olds had no problem distinguishing between individual humans or between individual monkeys. But just three months later, at 9 months of age, while babies could still tell the difference between human faces, they couldn't tell one monkey from another."Early in development, the brain is open to any face," said Charles Nelson, a child psychologist at the University of Minnesota. But apparently sometime between 6 and 9 months of age, he said, babies' brains "key in" on the fact that human faces are the ones they need to pay attention to.As people get older, they get better and better at detecting the subtle differences in the faces they see a lot: human faces, Nelson said. But at the same time, they lose the ability to detect differences in things they don't see a lot.It's a phenomenon called "cognitive narrowing."