When Jinjing Jenny Wang embarked on a two-year study to determine whether infants experience any cognitive benefits from watching someone count out loud on screen instead of in person, she had already seen what affect such a video had on her own daughter at 10 months old.

“I showed my daughter a counting video and wondered just how she would react,” said Wang, assistant professor of cognitive psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. “The literature was mixed. Some said it wouldn’t work but my daughter gave me the opposite result. She did respond and reacted to the counting she was seeing on the video.” To read the full story.