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First brain images of African infants aids research into cognitive effects...

Brain activity of babies in developing countries could be monitored from birth to reveal the first signs of cognitive dysfunction, using a new technique...

A biological engine for human language

For more than a decade, North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent has focused her research on one cen­tral ques­tion: What makes human lan­guage so spe­cial?...

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or...
Fish oil could treat nerve damage

Purified fish oils could help treat rare disease affecting newborn babies

A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers...

Pointing is infants’ first communicative gesture

Catalan researchers have studied the acquisition and development of language in babies on the basis of the temporary coordination of gestures and speech. The...

Babies can detect language differences

Babies can detect language differences - understanding that people who speak different languages use words differently. In a recent study at the University of Auckland, infants...

Babbling babies — responding to one-on-one ‘baby talk’ — master more...

Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear the faster their vocabulary grows. Now new findings show that what spurs...

Loving touch critical for premature infants

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, reports a new study in Biological...

Microbiome in low birth weight infants differentiate weeks after birth

Low birth weight infants are host to numerous microorganisms immediately after birth, and the microbiomes of their mouths and gut start out very similar...

Who’s got guts? Young infants expect animals to have insides

A team of researchers has shown that 8-month-old infants expect objects they identify as animals to have insides. The study appears in the Proceedings...

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