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13 August 2010

Baby talk key in language acquisition

Experience, gender and personality appear to influence the "baby talk" parents use when interacting with their infants, say Japanese researchers.

Experience, gender and personality appear to influence the "baby talk" parents use when interacting with their infants, say Japanese researchers.

The participants' brain activity was monitored while they listened to recorded baby talk, which triggers brain activation patterns similar to those that occur when someone speaks baby talk, also called infant-directed speech (IDS).

 
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