How babies sleep at festivals – and why adult brains can’t switch off

By: Daniel Glaser | How babies sleep at festivals – and why adult brains can’t switch off | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Changes in our brains as we grow up mean we’re often on full alert. So pack earplugs for festivals

One thing you notice at the family-friendly festival Latitude, now into its final day, is the effect of noise on the various age ranges here.

You can see babies blissfully asleep where there is blaring music, because they are able to filter out noise. Human babies are among the most adult-dependent of all animal species which is what allows them to develop. This means they don’t have to be alert to different noises while they sleep.

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