Baby looking at colorful objects

Newborns aren’t about to score 20/20 on an eye test, but new research says they can see more than previously thought. In fact, say goodbye to the commonly-held assumption that young babies can only see in black and white.

Anna Franklin, a color researcher at the University of Sussex in England, tells Science News that while there haven’t been many color studies among newborns, “those that have been conducted suggest that newborns can see some color, even if their color vision is limited.”

Somewhere between the 4 and 6 month mark, babies can better sort colors into five distinct categories: red, yellow, green, blue and purple. Determining this, as reported in the May 23 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,…

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