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The researchers examined patterns of brain activation in areas of the brain that analyze sound, as well as areas that plan the motor movements required to produce speech.
At 7 months, infantsresponded equally to sounds from both English and Spanish.
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These findings reinforce the importance of talking to your baby, instead of just plopping him or her in front of the television.
“When [babies] look at the TV set, they seem interested but their brains don’t learn,” Kuhl said. “Babies recognize and canada goose outlet parka can distinguish the Canada Goose Jackets sounds only if they heard live speakers present to them only if they were interacting socially.”
Dr. Gordon Ramsay, director of the spoken communication laboratory at the Marcus Autism Center canada goose outlet nyc in Atlanta, said multiple elements are at play when infants learn how to speak.
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