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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There have been many studies about toddlers and learning over the years and some of the most interesting has been from Vanderbilt University.READ MORE: Biden Administration Enacts New Travel Rules Due To Spread Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant
They have done work using MRI to evaluate areas of the brain that are affected.
In one key study, two-year-olds were tested to look at differences in learning from video and face-to-face interaction.
Some of the children watched the video of a woman telling them where to find a stuffed animal hidden in another room.READ MORE: Temple University Parents To Rally Over Safety After Samuel Collington's Death
Other children received the same information from the same woman in person.
Children who watched the video rarely found the toy animal.
Those who were told in person did, and here’s where gets interesting.
Researchers then followed this with an interactive video, a closed-circuit video system enables the woman on the screen to respond to the children through conversation and games.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Man Injured After Being Shot Near Fox Chase Wawa
After five minutes, those children did respond.