Developmental Science

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mandarin makes you more musical?

Mandarin makes you more musical - and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That's the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don't' rush just ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Babies have logical reasoning before age one, study finds

Human infants are capable of deductive problem solving as early as 10 months of age, a new study by psychologists at Emory University and Bucknell finds. The journal Developmental Science is publishing the research, showing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Team explores links between grammar, rhythm

A child's ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Touch influences how infants learn language

(Medical Xpress)—Tickling a baby's toes may be cute but it's also possible that those touches could help babies learn the words in their language. Research from Purdue University shows that a caregiver's touch could help ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Messy children make better learners

Attention, parents: The messier your child gets while playing with food in the high chair, the more he or she is learning.

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