UCL News


Hiccups crucial to baby brain development

12 November 2019

Hiccups trigger electrical activity in the brain which could help babies learn to regulate their breathing, finds a new study led by Kimberley Whitehead and Dr Lorenzo Fabrizi (both UCL Biosciences).

Read: Telegraph, More: TimesPeople, Mail Online, CNN, Sky NewsIrish News, Huffington PostMirrorYahoo!, MSN UK, New Zealand HeraldIndian Express, Upworthy, Big IssueUCL NewsListen: BBC World Service’s ‘Health Check’ (from 24 mins 15 secs), Naked Scientists