Researchers have discovered an elevated rate of language delay in 30 month old girls born to mothers who took the pain killer acetaminophen during pregnancy. The delay, however, was not witnessed in boys.
An eye tracking study reveals babies as young as 6 months can recognize the meaning of some words.
Just as a baby's babbles begin to sound more like recognizable human speech if they receive frequent vocal feedback from adults, the same kind of interaction speeds up speech acquisition in marmosets, a new study reveals.
Researchers suggest that while experience is important for early language acquisition, it does not account for all of a child's language facility.
According to researchers, even before they can talk, infants are able to form object categories and make predictions about the object's behavior.
A new study on infantile memory formation in rats points to the importance of critical periods in early-life learning on functional development of the brain.
Researchers offer specific guidance to parents about just what kind of talk is most important, and at what ages and stages in a child’s growth.
Fundamental limitations on sensory and cognitive memory shape language acquisition and processing, a new study reports.