How to Grow a Baby's Brain

How does a baby's brain develop? Do you plop them in front of some Baby Einstein DVD's with a Mozart soundtrack? Hell no. The brain is designed for movement, and movement is what wires it up. To grow a child's brain, give them a safe place to play.

Here's an amazing video of Charles-Edward, a nine month old boy who knows how to go to work. Check out what he does when given four hours to play in a room full of toys. Filmed and time lapsed down to two minutes by his father Francis:

Beautiful. Well done Charles, you are well on your way to world domination.

What may look like chaos here is actually a series of highly controlled movement experiments performed one after the other by a master scientist. Every second Charles is making a plan, checking the results, comparing the resulting data to expectation, and then making adustments for the next round of experiments.

Thanks to Francis for making this beautiful video and to Irene Gutteridge, the creator of the baby liv video for pointing it out.