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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.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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