Psychology & Psychiatry

Early exposure key to recognising 'other-race' faces

New research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has shown exposure to people from other racial backgrounds during childhood could help us better recognize faces across different races as adults.

Pediatrics

Why are children so good at learning languages?

In 2003, an influential study showed that children from rich families were exposed to around 30 million more words before the age of three than children from poor families—a difference that put children from lower-income ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children's gestures, and what they mean

What role does gesturing play as children learn to speak? What gestures do they use to complement their verbal statements? Can computer-assisted models of language acquisition explain different types of gestures? In the new ...

Health

Deaf children learn words faster than hearing children

For many years scientists tinkered to find a perfect replacement for the damaged or dysplastic inner ear. Cochlear implants receive a sound, convert it into electrical stimuli and send these impulses directly to the auditory ...

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