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2005-07-15 12:45:24

Background noise slows infant's language acquisition, study finds HealthDay News -- Even mild background noise in the home -- such as other children playing or watching television -- can impair a baby's ability to pick up language, researchers report. "This research reaffirms how important it is for a child to see the face of a person while hearing him or her speak," George Hollich, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University, said in a prepared statement. "This is...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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