Songbirds May Hold the Secret to how Babies Learn to Speak
[Source: Science Daily]
The explanation for how people learn complex behaviors, such as speech, might be found in a new study of songbirds by scientists at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
“One hypothesis to explain speech development is that the sound of each word creates a memory, or template in the brain,” says Sarah Bottjer, a professor of biological sciences and psychology at USC Dornsife College and an author of the study. “That template becomes the internal recording a baby uses, as its goal, to say the word.”
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