– Researchers from the University of Washington – using a Magnetoencephalography machine – looked into what happens in the brains of 7 to 12 month-old infants when people are talking to them. Until then, it was believed that only the parts of the brain involved in “listening” to speech would be stimulated when you speak to your baby.

– In fact, not only was the “listening” area of the babies’ brains stimulated when they heard language, but so were the other parts of their brain, in particular some areas specialized in “producing” speech and managing some motor movements necessary to direct our lips and tongue. This study seems to confirm that “baby-talk” may be very helpful for the optimal development of infants.



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