Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics

Brain Development

“Hearing us talk exercises the action areas of infants’ brains, going beyond what we thought happens when we talk to them,” Kuhl said. “Infants’ brains are preparing them to act on the world by practicing how to speak before they actually say a word.”

Read more about the study here: Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics.