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The linguistic genius of babies

15 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

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Patricia Kuhl is co-director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences at the University of Washington. She's internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Read more about her.

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distribution

the way in which something exists in different amounts in different parts of an area or group  

appropriate

correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose

acquire

to gain knowledge or learn a skill

unconstrained

not obliged

exposure

the chance to experience new ideas, ways of life etc

coherence

if a group has coherence, its members are connected or united because they share common aims, qualities, or beliefs

discriminate

to recognize a difference between things

intervention

the act of becoming involved in an argument, fight, or other difficult situation in order to change what happens

decline

a decrease in the quality, quantity, or importance of something

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