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Little Language Learners Have Head Start
2012-09-10 16:26:17

Babies' ability to detect complex rules in language outshines that of adults New research examining auditory mechanisms of language learning in babies has revealed that infants as young as three months of age are able to automatically detect and learn complex dependencies between syllables in spoken language. By contrast, adults only recognized the same dependencies when asked to actively search for them. The study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain...