Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

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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…