Why do we have to stimulate a newborn ?
In the newborns brain, the brain is busy building a wiring system. An activity in the brain creates minute electrical connection called synapses. The amount of Stimulation the infant receives directly affects the number of synapses formed. Repetitive and consistent stimulation strengthens the connections and makes them permanent.
The connections that may not get used may get dropped. There are many ways of stimulating the baby, the primary being visual stimulation. The infant eye is High contrast images.
The rods and cones – structures of the retina that perceive color – have not matured enough for him to perceive the values and intensities of red, blue, pink, yellow, purple, and green.
Black and white are the easiest for the baby to perceive and their interest in these starkly contrasting colors continues until the infant is six to nine month old.