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How do babies understand language?

...cisco.For years the ability of children to pick up language and to become familiar with it has baffled scientists.Anyone who listens to foreign language finds it even difficult to say where a word begins or ends, but children learn to adapt to strange l...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...Journal of Medicine. Researchers assessed speech, language and cognitive and psychological development in chi... the ear have impaired hearing, which could impact language and neurological development. "Two and 3-year-old children are learning sounds and words and we won...

Stuttering and brain anatomy

...egularities in the areas of the brain that control language and speech. The study results, reported in Neuro...hin the areas of the brain that control speech and language puts an individual at risk for the development of stuttering.// Using MRI scans to measure the bra...

Babies of the deaf communicate

...es born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use their hands to silently ``babble,'' indicating...' brains are sensitive to the rhythmic patterns in language and use babbling to break down speech into understandable chunks.// In order to test that theory, P...

The right is responsible

...f whether they remembered their name.They used the language skills and verbal memory of the left brain to remember the names of the famous people....

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

...idence has emerged recently that as well as having language problems, dyslexic children often face difficulties with rapid information processing, co-ordination, balance and fluency. The researchers said other parts of the brain may also be involved, but the findings indicated "strongly" that the cerebellum w...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

...subjects with clefting, the Iowa team noted, where language is predominantly represented and processed, especi...IQ compared with the control subjects and specific language function difficulties....

Right side of the brain helps in awareness

...f whether they remembered their name.They used the language skills and verbal memory of the left brain to remember the names of the famous people....

Babies of the deaf communicate

...es born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use their hands to silently ``babble,'' indicating...' brains are sensitive to the rhythmic patterns in language and use babbling to break down speech into understandable chunks. In order to test that theory, Pet...

Mental growth in babies at risk

...he research claimed, it a reason behind increasing language learning disorders. With increase in noise pollution in societies, the hearing center of a baby's sensitive developing brain could be damaged. In an experiment conducted on young rats, the hearing center, or auditory cortex, in a growing rat's brain ...

Some languages require more brain power

...the brain is active when English speakers hear the language but Mandarin speakers use the left and right lobe,...wing a stroke. "It seems that the structure of the language you learn as a child affects how the structure of your brain develops to decode speech. A detailed ...

Alzheimer’s Continues to Ris

...isease that robs the brain of memory and sometimes language skills, decision-making ability and cognitive function. It places a great financial burden on the health care system and that’s why the authors of this study say it is important to have an accurate picture of what lies ahead. They write, "Estimates o...

How a man's mind really works

...iving this brain but they don't have the conscious language to explain it. Women are not living it."If they are relating to a man, I hope they will be touched, informed and entertained and will have a new vision of the way they can make their relationship work. Gurian says men can learn new skills and alter ...

New Technique to Study Infants Brain.

...loped until puberty. This study seems to show that language lateralization -- the localization of a speech to ... should prove useful in the study of developmental language disorders, which are the single largest handicapping condition of childhood. Specialists also hope t...

Will Your Baby Grow Up To Be A Future Einstein ?

... Other research shows infants can learn basic sign language even before they speak. These infants appear to grow up a little smarter, but some experts say they think the benefit is due to increased parent-child interaction. 4) Baby reading lessons are growing in popularity. The makers of video, books and fl...

fMRI Offers Insight Into An Infants Brain

...misphere plays the leading role in processing most language functions beginning almost immediately after birth...loped until puberty. This study seems to show that language lateralization -- the localization of a speech to the right of left side of the brain -- is establis...

Baby Talking Is Good For Your Child

...ick Golinkoff had said that baby talk and the body language used gets the attention of the child and actually helps him grasp the language faster than listening to normal adult talk. Baby talk or infant directed (ID) speech helps in disti...

Early identification of autism possible

...tandardized measures of temperament, cognitive and language development etc. Autism disorder affects children and hampers their communicative skills, social interactive skills, and ability to develop any interest. Autism is said to stem from neuro-developmental abnormalities. The results of the study showe...

Scientists reveal the secrets of sarcasm

...function, like prefrontal cortex being the seat of language and social cognition. The impairment of the ventromedial area leading to inability to understand sarcasm showed that sarcasm this also got to do with understanding social cues, giving empathic response and identifying the right emotion while reacting...

MRI for distinguishing between dementia and Alzheimer’s diseas

...in dietary and personal hygiene habits; or gradual language dysfunction. The researchers for the study had used blood flow in the areas of the brain to distinguish between two forms of neural degenerative disease. Researchers feel that since the progression of frontotemporal dementia is usually faster than A...

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