Images and Sounds Link to Create Language in Childhood


New research examining electrical brain activity suggests that we are biologically predisposed to link images and sounds to create language in our childhood.

The research examined the electrical activities of the brain in 11 month-olds at the initial stages of word learning. The findings revealed that sound symbolism allows 11-month-old infants to spontaneously bind the speech sound and the visual referent, and this spontaneous binding may provide infants an insight that spoken words refers to objects you can see in the world. Dr. Kita (author) said: “It is this cross-modal mapping between sound and image that plays a key role in the origin and development of language-learning.”

Source: Medical Xpress

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