Infants Use Verbs They Know to Learn New Nouns

When babies learn to talk, they pay close attention to grammar. Specifically verbs. A new study shows that hearing what an object does is how they learn what an object is.

Researchers showed infants between 15 and 19 months of age pairs of images on a screen. Each pair included an animal and a non-living object.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/infants-use-verbs-they-know-to-learn-new-nouns/