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Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

08:10 EST 15 Feb 2018 | Science Blog

A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families. This “30-million-word gap” correlates with significant differences in tests of vocabulary, language development, and reading comprehension. MIT cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult […]

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