Babies process language like adults
| Jan 10, 2011
Babies, even those too young to talk, can understand many of the words that adults are saying—and their brains process them in a grown-up way.
Combining cutting-edge technologies, scientists at the University of California, San Diego, show that babies just over a year old process words they hear with the same brain structures as adults, and in the same amount of time. In addition, the researchers found that babies were not merely processing the words as sounds, but were capable of grasping their meaning
Learn more on ScienceDaily. The study is being published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.