Newborn Babies Have Inbuilt Ability to Pick Out Words, Finds Study
[Source: Medical X-Press]
A research study of newborn babies has revealed that humans are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language.
The international team of researchers discovered two mechanisms in 3-day-old infants, which give them the skills to pick out words in a stream of sounds.
The discovery provides a key insight into a first step to learning language.
The study, published in Developmental Science, is a collaboration between scientists at SISSA in Italy, the Neurospin Centre in France, the University of Liverpool and The University of Manchester. It was funded by the European Research Council.
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