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Long Before Their First Words, Babies' Brains Rehearse Speech Mechanics
2014-07-15 03:33:45

Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them.

2014-01-07 13:43:23

Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear the faster their vocabulary grows.

Future Abilities In Children With Autism Predicted With Early Brain Responses To Words
2013-05-30 11:38:06

The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study.

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.

2011-08-29 07:51:08

Babies and children are whizzes at learning a second language, but that ability begins to fade as early as their first birthdays.

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2004-12-21 07:37:50

In a finding that offers insights into how young children learn language, researchers have discovered the early learning experiences of owls forever alter their brain circuitry. The impact of early learning in the owls is very reminiscent of language learning in human infants.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.