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Unborn babies 'capable' of touch

Unborn babies are capable of touching during the later stages of gestation - an early indicator of healthy brain function, scientists say. Scans were carried out on 15 healthy foetuses and showed unborn babies were capable of anticipating touch.

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'4D' photos reveal unborn babies development in womb

'4D' images of unborn babies have helped scientists' understanding of their physical and psychological development in the womb.

Researchers took 60 scans of 15 healthy foetuses to create '4D' images - 3D scans that can be seen in real time.

Babies appear to learn about touch while in the womb and can predict, rather than react to, their own hand movements.

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