Thursday, November 8, 2012

#2 Why do kids cover their eyes when hiding?


Some days ago I read in one of my favorites blogs, CUP OF JO, a post that talked about a research done by the team led by James Russell at the University of Cambridge. Their work tried to answer to the question Why do children hide themselves covering their eyes? 

Did you ever ask this question to yourself?  I find this is such an interesting topic and children is just fascinating!

 "In both studies so far, when the children thought they were invisible by virtue of their eyes being covered, they nonetheless agreed that their head and their body were visible. They seemed to be making a distinction between their 'self' that was hidden, and their body, which was still visible. Taken together with the fact that it was the concealment of the eyes that seemed to be the crucial factor for feeling hidden, the researchers wondered if their invisibility beliefs were based around the idea that there must be eye contact between two people—a meeting of gazes—for them to see each other (or at least, to see their 'selves')."

I loved the quote Jonna posted so I want to share it with you. And I also invite you to follow her blog, I've been following her for years and I can't stop reading her and her husband. 

You can read what they found out here.


Laia MT said...

I have another article of this topic!!!

Unknown said...

Can you share it here???