New research: Infant brains ‘rehearse’ speech mechanics while listening


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 A new finding was published in the July 14, 2014 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Research in 7- and 11-month-old infants shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate and plan motor movements for speech. This suggests that baby brains start laying down the groundwork of how to form words long before they … Read More

Dr. Patricia Kuhl and US Sec. of Education Arne Duncan address US Conference of Mayors

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Watch Dr. Patricia Kuhl participate in a panel discussion with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, during the 90-minute plenary session ‘Building an Early Learning Nation’. The session will be live streamed on Date: Saturday, June 21Start Time: 7:50 a.m. Central Time and 5:50 a.m. Pacific Time

New research highlights importance of live interaction for children

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Sarah Roseberry Lytle

New study has found that children are able to learn more effectively through live interaction and video chat technology.  A new study conducted by the UW, Temple University (TU), and the University of Delaware (UDEL), has found that children are able to learn more effectively through live interaction and video chat technology such as Skype, as opposed to watching a … Read More

New Research: While in womb, babies begin learning language from their mothers

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Each time a newborn sucks on the pacifier, a computer delivers sound into the headphones. The sounds are computer-generated versions of vowels. Infants in both countries were tested with English and Swedish vowels. This newborn in Sweden is listening to an English vowel; after long pause in sucking, the vowel is changed. The number of sucking responses to each vowel … Read More

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits I-LABS

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US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited I-LABS to tour the new MEG Brain imaging center and learn more about the new research possibilities. The I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center opened in May 2010. It is the first brain-imaging center in the world focusing on children. The new MEG machine allows I-LABS to take a systems neuroscience approach, instead of a … Read More