Baby Talk: Infants May Practice Words in Their Minds

baby in a brain scanner

Months before they say their first real "mama" or "dada," babies are practicing those words in their heads, new research suggests.  Brain areas associated with speech motor planning light up in 7-month-old babies, even though little ones don't usually talk until they are 1 year old.

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