Can Babies Pick Up on Language In Utero?
| Jan 8 2013 | (22:47:47 - EST)
Read an excerpt from Colin Lecher and Popular Science on language in utero:
Research suggests we pick up on the nuts and bolts of speech six months after birth. But a new study suggests newborns have already learned parts of a language, can distinguish between their native tongue and a foreign one, and even--in a really weird way--demonstrate that they know the difference, much earlier than we thought.
Researchers took a look at some especially young infants: 40 boys and girls between seven and 75 hours old were studied in both Tacoma, Wash. and Stockholm, Sweden...
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