LiveScience published an interesting article about the children of blind mothers earlier in the month: “Babies of Blind Moms Excel in Vision Tests.” An excerpt:
Moreover, in tests of their visual attention and memory, the babies of blind mothers actually performed better than their peers at all time points. . . .
The team went back through the literature and found that bilingual babies also show a similar increase in visual attention. That led the team to wonder whether switching between sighted and blind caregivers could provide the same mental boost as switching between different spoken languages.
What a fascinating study!