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.
According to a new study, newborn babies are able to process language as young as two days old by utilizing similar processes to adults.