We've all been in this situation: You're standing in line at a grocery store and you notice a stranger's baby in front of you — focusing all of its attention in your direction with an unblinking stare. In response, you might smile, make a silly face, or even play a bit of peek-a-boo. As cute as it is, there's also something slightly creepy about it. After all, if an adult stared at you in the grocery store like that, you'd probably end up alerting security, but a baby's uninterrupted gaze is just fine. Seriously though, why is that baby not blinking? Is it your imagination or do babies really not blink that much?
It's Not Your Imagination
Hypothesis #1: Tiny Peepers Need Less Lubrication
Hypothesis #2: Babies Are Too Alert to Bother With Blinking
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Hypothesis #3: The Dopamine Part of a Baby's Brain is Underdeveloped
Written by Brian VanHooker April 26, 2019
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