Psychology & Psychiatry

While in womb, babies begin learning language from their mothers

Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, ...

Neuroscience

Language is learned in brain circuits that predate humans

It has often been claimed that humans learn language using brain components that are specifically dedicated to this purpose. Now, new evidence strongly suggests that language is in fact learned in brain systems that are also ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Babies may remember words heard before birth, research finds

(HealthDay)—If you feel like talking to your fetus in the womb, a new study suggests you should: The research finds that babies develop a memory of words they hear frequently before they are born.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants recognize foreign languages as a form of communication

Infants recognize that speech in a language not their own is used for communication, finds a new psychology study. The results, which appear in the journal Cognition, offer new insights into how language is processed at a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mom's voice plays special role in activating newborn's brain

A mother's voice will preferentially activate the parts of the brain responsible for language learning, say researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre. The research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bilinguals get the blues

(PhysOrg.com) -- Learning a foreign language literally changes the way we see the world, according to new research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two languages offer two 'minds' for bilinguals

(Medical Xpress)—If you meet someone who speaks another language that you do not understand, you may not just miss what is being said but what is being perceived. Prof. Panos Athanasopoulos of Lancaster University works ...

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