• The hand is like a crane.
    The hand is like a crane.
    embodied intelligence, brain, brain development
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    The major project of waking life of a child between 6 and 12 months, is watching the hand handle objects. So, there is a calibration of visual feedback and manipulative, tactile, kinesthetic sense as the child is eagerly exploring the world that can be brought into physical contact and then controlled. So, controlling objects in the hand is a big deal and it’s a big part of what the child is doing, even lying there quietly or babbling, or just being awake and being given objects to handle.