Babies’ Brains Show that Social Skills Linked to Second Language Learning

January 8, 2016

A fascinating new scientific study shows that young babies’ social engagement contributes to their own language learning and that they are not just passive listeners of language.  New findings by researchers at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington here in Seattle demonstrate for the first time that an early social behavior called, “gaze shifting” is linked to infants’ ability to learn new language sounds.

 

Click here to read the full article.  You can also view the published study from Developmental Neuropsychology.     


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