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A better definition is as mentioned by eibl-eibesfeldt9: innate properties of babies, and innate releasing mechanisms. 7 month premature baby: ...
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1Aquatic reflexes in newborn human babyDirk Jan Willem Meijers MScBiology and OceanographyInternational Society for Biosemiotic Studies.Beta Sciences department head and teacher (retired)Zuyderzeecollege, Emmeloord, NL 8302 GANetherlandsCartoonist newspaper stentor flevolandAddress: NL 8303 AH 8 Emmeloord, Netherlands,Phone: +31628324877,email: [email protected] 1960 Sir Alister Hardy posed the question “Was Man more aquatic in the past?”To honour Hardy this paper discusses swimming and diving skills of human babies aspossible leftover of littoral past in human ancestral evolution.It might be related to an ethological sensible period when innate reflexes are activated thatare linked with adapting to aquatic behaviour very early in life of H. sapiens.To my knowledge aquatic development of human babies and toddlers has not reported beforeethological. Examples of ‘aquatic behaviour’ in human infants were already mentioned a fewcenturies ago.After introduction of baby sw...