Bilingual people are better able to integrate sight and sound to make sense of speech, a new study reveals. Researchers report, in addition to altering basic sensory experiences, learning a second language can impact memory, decision making and cognitive control.
A new study reports early social behavior is linked to a baby's ability to learn new language sounds.
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.
When learning new vocabulary, repeating words can have a negative effect on learning. Silently listening to the words or pausing between hearing and producing the new word helps to better consolidate language learning.
The earlier language disorders in children are identified, the earlier help can be provided to insure fluid language acquisition.
Learning a new language as an adult alters hemisphere specialization for comprehension, but not for production.
A new study reveals language is learned in brain systems that predate humans.
A new study considers how lexical tones can affect an infant's ability to associated words with objects.
Parents who speak to their infant in parentese, or baby-talk, help increase their child's language acquisition skills.
Within months of learning a new language, increased activity in brain areas associated with auditory processing, memory, and grammatical comprehension occurs. As language skills improve, the activity decreases.
A baby's first words are, most likely, based on their visual experiences, a new study reports.