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Latest Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Stories

Brain Structure Can Predict Language Learning Ability
2013-01-23 06:18:56

A new study from the University of Washington incorporated a brain-imaging technique on the whole infant brain revealing that there are certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus and cerebellum, that can help predict a child's language abilities when they are one year old.

Babies Learn Language While Still In The Womb
2013-01-02 09:44:22

A groundbreaking study has demonstrated that newborns are able to distinguish between the sounds of their parents’ native language and a foreign language just hours after they are born.

2012-06-04 12:54:50

SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field.


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