A new study reports early social behavior is linked to a baby's ability to learn new language sounds.
Resting state brain activity may predict how quickly people are able to pick up a second language, a new study reports.
A baby's first words are, most likely, based on their visual experiences, a new study reports.
Researchers suggest that while experience is important for early language acquisition, it does not account for all of a child's language facility.
Findings could have positive implications for education and teaching bilingual children how to read.
Using mouse models, researchers restricted a key chemical messenger to extend efficient auditory learning until much later in life. Disrupting adenosine signaling in the auditory thalamus allowed researchers to extend the window for auditory learning well into adulthood and far beyond the current critical period.
Researchers from the University of Washington report that with special tuition, babies from monolingual homes can develop bilingual abilities that remain even after their training is complete.
A new study reveals language is learned in brain systems that predate humans.