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Imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery

A six month old baby is smarter than you might think and can understand when adults imitate them.


A new study from Lund University in Sweden has found six month old infants perceive imitators as more friendly. 


The babies in the study looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them as opposed to those adults who tried to engage in other ways. 


The wee ones also approached the imitating adults more and tried to engage them in imitating games. Cute eh?


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